Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe really began to take off, we got a string of different Marvel based movie, including the Ghost Rider films, which saw Hollywood veteran Nicolas Cage taking on the lead role of the Spirit of Vengeance for two movies. With the MCU now absolutely dominating in Hollywood, there has been talk about Ghost Rider returning to the big screen, and Nicolas has admitted that he would love to see it happen but only as an R-rated movie.
Cage was giving his views on what he believes should happen with the character, when he said, "Y’know, Ghost Rider was a movie that always should’ve been an R-rated movie. David Goyer had a brilliant script, which I wanted to do with David and for whatever reason they just didn’t let us make the movie."
He added, "But that movie is a still a movie that should be made, not with me obviously, but it should be an R-rated movie-heck, Deadpool was R-rated and that did great. Ghost Rider was designed to be a scary superhero with an R-rating and edge and they just didn’t have it worked out."
As for who should take on the role of Johnny Blaze aka Ghost Rider, it seems that the decision is one that has already been made, since we already have Gabriel Luna playing the character in the Marvel TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and since the movies and the TV shows are all connected, if there were plans to make an R-rated Ghost Rider movie then it would surely make sense to have Gabriel playing the role on the big screen too.