When the release date for Nicolas Cage'sGhost Rider got rather significantly pushed back, it certainly raised some eyebrows. Rumors naturally began circulating that the studio was afraid of the film and wanting to bury it in the movie dead-zone of February. According to Cage, the real reason for the delay was a helicopter. Apparently, director Mark Steven Johnson was really interested in packing the film with some serious high end special effects but only managed to convince the studio to add them at the last minute, resulting in a severe production delay. As Cage explained to Coming Soon: "There were some effects that finally got authorized by the studio which Mark really wanted and they're pretty big and it took time to put them together and design them. So we had to delay it and I think it's good because it's something we really wanted to fight for with Ghost Rider going into battle with a helicopter." So there you have it, folks. Johnny Blaze will be fighting a helicopter in what is apparently a rather epic CGI scene.

Cage promises you'd like the movie; he thinks its added dimension of spirituality is something Marvel films haven't really touched on yet, which will give this one a style and mystique all its own. Despite my misgivings, I really hope he pulls it off, because I'd love to see a good Ghost Rider flick.
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