‘Hell Yeah’ Norman Reedus Wants to Play Ghost Rider for Marvel

“It would be a blast,” actor says when asked if he would be interested in portraying the character previously played by Nicolas Cage

Last Updated: June 9, 2016 @ 9:50 AM

Norman Reedus rides a motorcycle on “Walking Dead,” explores motorcycle culture in the new AMC series “Ride With Norman Reedus,” and wouldn’t mind riding a motorcycle for Marvel next.

Uproxx asked the actor if he would be interested in starring in a “Ghost Rider” reboot, and the TV star seemed pretty excited about the possibility of playing that particular superhero.

“Hell yeah. It would be a blast,” Reedus said. “Do I get a skull face that’s on fire and all that stuff? F— yeah. I’m down.”

The 2007 film “Ghost Rider,” which starred Nicolas Cage as the hellish hero, bombed with critics, but was a success at the box office after earning $228.7 million worldwide on a $110 million budget. Its 2012 follow up grossed $132 million on a budget of $57 million.

“Ride With Me” features the actor exploring motorcycle culture and history across the country, accompanied by a stable of assorted stars and local bikers.

Each one-hour episode will see Reedus and a companion visit a new city on a variety of showcased choppers to sample the bike shops, tattoo parlors, bars and restaurants favored by fellow riders. Think of it as “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” on meth.

“Ride with Norman Reedus” debuts June 12 at 10 p.m. ET on AMC.

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