This is not news that's going to change your view of the world, but it was such a good answer that we really can't help but share it. Yesterday, in the Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance press conference, Nicolas Cage was asked about the differences between ol' Flame Head and his character in Drive Angry, and here's his answer.
"They're totally different. [In] Drive Angry, I was playing a living dead man, and this is a living man who turns into a demon, so it's a totally different kind of energy. A living dead man has to be a little bit more dead, whereas a living man who turns into a ghost can still be very alive when he's living."
Try saying that fast three times. Still, we hope that clears things up for you. For more on the film, you can read the full panel report here or pick up the next issue of Empire. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance will be out next February 22.