We’ve always been a little iffy on Nic Cage, but the news that he has turned Ghost Rider into a Carpenters fan has somehow warmed our heart. It seems, if gossip rags are to be believed, that he personally lobbied Richard Carpenter to use “Superstar” in the upcoming superhero flick.
Cage decided his tormented movie character should share his own fondness for The Carpenters but he initially struggled to convince Richard Carpenter that he wouldn’t be poking fun at the hitmaking siblings. He reveals, “I made him a KAREN CARPENTER fan. I love Karen Carpenter’s voice, honestly, and Richard Carpenter didn’t want to participate at first, but I explained how much I cared about Karen’s voice and thought it was the most beautiful voice of all time. It was genuine so he was OK with it.
Cage says his hell-spawned Johnny Blaze likes to relax by downing jelly beans and listening to the Carpenters. You know we always figured that was the case, and it’s good to know for sure.