One-on-One: Nicolas Cage Is ‘Becoming Increasingly Bored’ by Naturalism

ALTFrom the moment its high octane first frames kick into motion, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance declares itself a distant relative of its previous incarnation. The first Ghost Rider felt like your standard-issued comic book movie. Spirit of Vengeance…well, let’s just say it makes sense that the warped minds of Crank and Gamer duo Neveldine and Taylor brought us this installment. The sequel pours cinematic gas all over Ghost Rider’s flaming skull and lets the wildfire burn. The result is one heck of a ride—with the adrenaline-pumping Nicolas Cage in the driver’s seat and co-stars Idris Elba and Johnny Whitworth following close behind.

I duked it out with the cast of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance to get to the bottom of their gritty superhero follow-up, an exercise that required most of the actors to unearth their inner demons in order to play…well, demons. Check out the interviews below!

Nic Cage on Abandoning “Realism,” Painting His Face Like a Skull and His Future with Comic Book Movies


After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.