During junket rounds for Limitless, actor Johnny Whitworth revealed to AMC Theaters who he’ll be playing in Columbia Pictures’ Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, which recently completed production in Romania and Turkey under the direction of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.
“I play the villian who, at the beginning, up until like page 70, is human,” said Whitworth, “I’m not a very nice guy. I’m bad. I get turned into, for those who read ‘Ghost Rider’, the character Blackout(!). I get turned into him by the Devil to complete my job. That gives me the fortitude to fight Ghost Rider and the supernatural abilities to compete on some level with that guy.”
Blackout first appeared in the Marvel comic “Nova” issue #19 (May 1978).
Ghost Rider 2 arrives in theaters February 17, 2012. The story sees Johnny Blaze, aka Ghost Rider (Nicolas Cage), hiding out in remote Eastern Europe and struggling to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on the devil (Ciaran Hinds), who wants to take over his mortal son’s body on the boy’s birthday.