Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence has been filmed for a little while now, and we’ve known that Nic Cage will face off against Satan in the movie, but any other villain has been a mystery so far. Shock Till You Drop found a video from AMC theaters where Johnny Whitworth confirms he’s playing Blackout in the movie:
“I play the villian who, at the beginning, up until like page 70, is human,” explains Whitworth, “I’m not a very nice guy. I’m bad. I get turned into, for those who read ‘Ghost Rider’, the character Blackout. I get turned into him by the devil to complete my job. That gives me the fortitude to fight Ghost Rider and the supernatural abilities to compete on some level with that guy.”
Hopefully they do a better job with Blackout (and the rest of the movie) than they did with Blackheart in the original. We’ll find out next February.