Just yesterday we learned that Idris Elba has acquired a multi-picture deal with Marvel Studios. The actor has already finished his stint in next year’s Thor, and has been rumored to tackle Luke Cage or Blade next. But according to a new report from THR, Elba along with actor Johnny Whitworth have both been tapped to star in Sony’s upcoming sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
“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 kid’s birthday.” Elba has been tapped to play “an alcoholic warrior monk tasked with finding Ghost Rider. Whitworth plays a criminal who is recruited by the devil to find the boy and is later turned into a demonic creature.”
Even though Ghost Rider 2 doesn’t interest us in the slightest, we love Elba and Hinds so we might give it a shot just for them. The script for the film was written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor based on a story by David S. Goyer. The combination of those three can either be very good or very bad, only time will tell.
What do you think of Elba and Whitworth joining the cast? Are you interested in seeing the sequel.