The MCU has given us some of the most awesome movies that are inspired by Marvel Comics. Following the end of the Infinity Saga, we are getting to see some major characters joining in. At the same time, we also got to see some interesting moves being made using the Multiverse. No Way Home made the past two renditions of Spider-Man from Sam Raimi and Marc Webb being made canon to the MCU. This allowed us to see Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man share the screen. Now it’s not stopping here as MCU is seeking out other past and present Marvel projects that can be made canon to the MCU. There are various rumors regarding one of the Fox Marvel movies being made canon with an appearance from X-Men or the Fantastic Four. But there’s another interesting Marvel character that can be made canon to the MCU. Ghost Rider hasn’t made his MCU debut yet. Let’s take a look at some reasons why MCU should consider making Nicolas Cage’s Ghost Rider movies canon using the Multiverse.
When the Ghost Rider first arrived on-screen fans were excited to see how a live-action rendition of the character would be executed. Some very interesting choices were made and it was clear that the movie required a lot of heavy CGI work to bring the fiery character to life. Even though the CGI from the first movie might haven’t dated well, they can’t be said to be very poor. The very first time we got to see Johnny Blaze transitioning into Ghost Rider has to be one of the most exciting things we have witnessed from superhero movies. But the sequel took things way too far and we got to witness some of the most awesome sequences with brilliantly executed work from the effects department.
This character has a certain tone to it and that could have only worked along with a certain type of soundtrack. We got to see the first film taking cues from some of the best heavy metal songs that absolutely fit with the character and the narrative. Added to that was Christopher Young’s original score which was the right amount of fire that the movie needed. The sequel didn’t do any worse and actually was quite at par in terms of the soundtrack. In simpler words, we can say that the movies managed to have a sound that felt like a fusion of goth, metal, elements of wester, and hints of classical music.
It’s a Nicolas Cage movie. That’s all one needs to say when defining these superhero movies. This allowed the movies to go absolutely crazy with the narrative giving every chance for the madness of the hero to be explored. Cage is known for a certain type of over-the-top brilliance that actually makes for a very entertaining watch. The actor fit right into the role and gave us every reason to enjoy every second of it. Some of the scenes actually featured the actor suffering and Cage perfectly nails them with the crazy look in his eyes and maddening expressions. Cage was an excellent choice for these movies.
Well Executed Direction
Superhero movies require a proper direction otherwise they don’t end up making something interesting out of the concept. While the Ghost Rider movies weren’t for everyone and were received quite poorly, one won’t disagree they were actually well-executed. The movie did manage to grab your attention and gave you something to talk about the absolutely crazy visuals. This did show that the movie had a certain amount of interest in the way it was developed and it became fairly obvious that fans of the character will enjoy it as a popcorn flick. At times, even the camera work for the movie made for some very interesting choices that worked like a charm.
Who can forget the scene where the titular character takes hold of an Excavator machine and goes absolutely crazy with it? The movies had every possible reason to use some of the most unthinkable scenes and plots and narratives and it doesn’t stop itself from doing that. We got a chance to see Ghost Rider stop at nothing and make sure that it makes for one of the most exciting watches we could have expected from the character. The sequel takes it up a notch and adds a lot more to the movie than we could have ever expected to see.
Mephisto has been one of the most talked-about characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans started wondering if this character was going to appear in both WandaVision and Loki. But that didn’t turn out to be the case so then the fans jumped to his arc being referenced in Spider-Man: No Way Home. And again, that didn’t turn out to be the case either. Ghost Rider introduced Mephisto in the very first movie and then he ended up being a major antagonist in the sequel. This could be the perfect way to pave the road for the character of Mephisto to appear in the movie.