These days, Nicholas Cage is known for his over-the-top performances. He has an energy that no one can touch, and he brought his superhero A game to Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. If you thought his acting in the movie was insane, you should see what was left on the cutting room floor.
Ever since a Civil War era photo showing a man who bears a striking resemblance to Nicolas Cage surfaced a few months ago, folks have started to wonder if the unstoppable acting machine might be, you know: a vampire.
Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich was already broke, but now that he's lost a lawsuit with Marvel Comics, the poor guy can't even afford a ticket to see his character retake the big screen in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance next week.
Nicolas Cage has a well-deserved reputation as a bit of an eccentric, but he's also a dedicated comic fan who wants to do right by the comics-inspired characters he plays. So when it came time to be Johnny Blaze and his fiery alter-ego Ghost Rider, Cage says he turned to a very ancient form of inspiration: magic.
We were was lucky enough to fly to Romania last year to check out the set of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and chat with the cast and crew. Now, now. We can hear you getting your panties in a bunch about that last Ghost Rider film. We get it. We agree.
While not quite as crazy as that first Ghost Rider 2 teaser—in which, if you'll remember, Nicolas Cage's fiery alter-ego actually urinated fire—this first full trailer clues us in to what the movie's actually about. And, yes, blows up lots of stuff with hell-fire.
Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman in 1938, is so rare that copies in good condition have fetched up to $1.5 million at auction. Now another high quality copy of the comic, famously stolen from Nicolas Cage's home in 2000, might be headed to auction, and it could smash every comic sales record on the books.