Flash Forward and Batman Begins writer David Goyer insists the Ghost Rider sequel not be called a reboot in a recent interview with MTV. The screenwriter goes on to make an interesting James Bond comparison within his conversation as well, while revealing some insightful details about the follow-up:
“I hate to say it’s more realistic, because he’s got a flaming skull for a head, but it’s a bit more stripped down and darker. It’s definitely changing tone. What ‘Casino Royale’ was to the Bond movies, hopefully this will be to ‘Ghost Rider…This story picks up eight years after the first film…You don’t have to have seen the first film.”
Goyer would continue to elaborate on the film’s premise:
“It doesn’t contradict anything that happened in the first film, but we’re pretending that our audience hasn’t seen the first film,” he added. “It’s as if you took that same character where things ended in the first film and then picked it up eight years later – he’s just in a much darker, existential place.”
It already sounds better than the first.