tnr105 wrote:I just discovered that although Peter Fonda wanted to reprise his role of Mephisto, but the villain will not be Mephisto, but Ciaran Hands who will be playing "The Devil". Apparently it was an edict from Marvel not to use Mephisto in the role of the devil, so according to wikipedia the film leaves it ambiguous if they are the same character.
So again, Marvel goes to extreme lengths to try and convince us Mephisto is not the Devil...
It gets worse, Marvel's reasoning is (and now the character's wiki page states):He was jealous of the worship of the fire demon Zarathos, so, posing as Satan, Mephisto creates the Ghost Rider by bonding Zarathos to Johnny Blaze.
Posing as Satan. Posing.
I know they care about OMD but...they're seriously going that far? That's insane. And Finda was technically "Mephistopheles" so you could make a case that it's a different character. I feel bad for the guy- that's a silly reason to deny the role
edit: just to be clear- do you have a link. This sounds so crazy I'm taking it with a grain of salt.