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It’s been mentioned before that Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance would in fact be a sequel to the 2007 original, but we didn’t know in what way they’d be keeping the storylines connected. The first script review has appeared over at Comicus (via Comic Book Movie) and it finally gives us a few hints at what exactly ties the two films together.
Apparently it isn’t much. The script is said to only once show a flashback to events that occur in the previous film, and just completely ignores Roxanne, Johnny Blaze’s love interest originally played by Eva Mendes.
At CBM, the script review was translated from Italian using Google Translator so the accuracy of the verbiage is a bit off, but we still get the idea. Taking place years after the original, Johnny Blaze has exiled himself in hopes of containing his inner demon (kind of like the end of The Incredible Hulk). Blaze is soon approached by Moreau, a monk in the order of Michael, in order to help track down a woman and her son, Nadya and Danny respectively, who need protection.
This is where the translation gets a little wonky. From what we can tell, it sounds like we’re going to see different versions of the flaming anti-hero throughout history as we progress through the film.
The script focuses on the background in this way also "historic" that covers Ghost Rider, explaining in more detail to the viewer and the protagonist that the spirit of Vengeance is appearing more than once, and with different identities over the centuries.
The film is in production in Romania with Crank/Gamer helmers Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor tackling the story so if nothing else expect this film to be incredibly kinetic. Here’s hoping the film is at least watchable, which is more than you could say about the original.