It’s no exaggeration to say that if you believe internet rumours, Zack Snyder might as well be directing life himself, as he’s supposedly being hunted to control everything else imaginable. However, Snyder had recently brushed off a whisper that he’s in line to deliver Ghost Rider in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While the Justice League mastermind, who is currently high on the success of his Netflix zombie horror Army of the Dead, is not expected to return to the DC Expanded Universe with Warner Bros. Seemingly disinterested in pursuing his comic book vision, he’s apparently not about to switch sides to Marvel just yet.
In a conversation with Tyrone Magnus on YouTube, he was asked if he had been contacted by Marvel chief Kevin Feige, to which he replied, “I have not.” Bring out a copy of the graphic novel Electricity is alive again, which was written in 1990 by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, he said: “Remember, I said, ‘Oh yeah, we could do this.’ But no, I haven’t [heard from Marvel].”
Zack Snyder was asked if he was aware of the Ghost Rider rumor, which he quickly rejected. “Oh, really? I don’t know,” the director laughed. “It’s pretty fun, I gotta be honest. It’s cool, you think, ‘Oh yeah, no, Ghost Rider is a foregone conclusion!’ No. But no, it isn’t.’
With the MCU expanding in a number of ways and bringing many more characters onto the never-ending freight train that Marvel and Disney have created, dozens more are constantly anticipated by comic book and movie fans. Ghost Rider first appeared on screen in 2007, when Nicolas Cage took on the flaming Johnny Blaze, a role he reprized in the sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance in 2011.
More recently, the Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider was featured in the Marvel TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., played by Gabriel Luna, and while that version was intended to appear in a spin-off series for Hulu, the project was canceled. With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. not technically part of the MCU, despite sharing some characters and referring to the same events, Ghost Rider’s MCU debut is not yet in sight.
Despite this, Feige has previously been asked how he feels about the genre comic series ‘like the horror of’ Ghost Rider or even the western sense of Kid with two pistols, and his response was about as positive as it gets. “I love film. I love film, I love all the different genres of film. I would definitely like to play with as many genres as possible.” With Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness is already being pitched as the MCUfirst horror movie, is it safe to say that from now on Feige will be playing with a different set of cards than the safe ones the Infinity Saga on mostly standard ground. It’s not that hard to see Ghost Rider appear anywhere in the franchise in the future, but when it does, as of now, it looks like Snyder won’t be the one to do it. This news comes from ComicBook.com.
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