NICOLAS Cage has a soft spot for playing bizarre characters. It’s why he was interested in reprising his Marvel comic role of Johnny Blaze, a renowned stunt motorcyclist who in the original 2007 film, Ghost Rider, is tricked into becoming the Devil’s henchman, and spending his life seeking out the wicked and damned to suck out their souls.

In the follow-up movie Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, Blaze has isolated himself in a remote part of Romania, where he hopes to keep his alter ego at bay.

However, spirited monk Moreau, played by Luther’s Idris Elba, rolls up to ask for his help in saving a young boy from the curse of the devil.

Blaze has to decide whether seeking vengeance for himself and the boy is a worthwhile reason to ignite the Ghost Rider.