Long before Iron Man kicked off a shared cinematic universe the likes of which Hollywood had never seen, movies based on classic Marvel properties were quite disconnected from one another. Shocking, we know. With 2007’s Ghost Rider streaming on Peacock this month, SYFY WIRE reached out to the film’s writer-director, Mark Steven Johnson, for his recollections of the pre-MCU era.
“It was kind of like the Wild West. It was a very different thing,” he tells us over Zoom. “We were more scrappy and trying to find a home for characters that I loved as a kid growing up, reading