Nicolas Cage is very Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D. I know some people take umbrage with some of the man’s more eccentric performance choices, but I’ve never found him less than interesting. It’s kind of fascinating how he can oscillate from great, character-based, stuff like Adaptation and Matchstick Men to something “big” like Con Air or Ghost Rider 2. And he certainly brings it big in Ghost Rider 2.
“In the successor to the worldwide hit ‘Ghost Rider,’ Johnny – still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter – is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider, but it is the only way to protect the boy – and possibly rid himself of his curse forever.”
I recently had a chance to sit down with Cage in New York for a quick chat covering his new stint as Johnny Blaze, his upcoming thriller with John Cusack The Frozen Ground and what kind of deal he’d make with the devil. As per his reputation, he was a complete gentleman and gave some surprisingly open responses.
Ghost Rider 2: Spirit Of Vengeance 3D hits theaters on February 17th. It also stars Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido, Idris Elba and Johnny Whitworth.
Hit the jump to check out my interview with Cage as well as a quick few words with Johnny Whitworth, the film’s big bad guy.