After this film, the live action film rights to Ghost Rider went back to Marvel Studios.
Christopher Lambert was required to wear makeup that depicted heavy tattoos covering his entire head. It took so long to take off that he decided to keep it on when he returned to his hotel each night, until his filming schedule was complete.
Previous incarnation of the Devil that are shown include Vlad the Impaler, Joseph Stalin, a clown (possibly referencing John Wayne Gacy), and Jerry Springer.
Christopher Lambert first major role in an major Hollywood theatrical film since Highlander: Endgame (2000).
Unlike the previous film, a full transformation from Johnny Blaze to Ghost Rider is never shown. We see the before and after, but never the actual transition.
Danny is named after Daniel Ketch, the second Ghost Rider and Johnny Blaze's long lost brother.
The Ghost Rider's skull has been redesigned for this sequel. The new skull appears to be black and charred, indicating that the skull is actually on fire as opposed to the clean fleshless skull simply cloaked in fire in the previous film.
The second film to be released under the Marvel Knights banner, after Punisher: War Zone (2008).
There are two references to Prince Vlad III of Wallachia a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler. His portrait is seen as one of the devil's personas and later the side of the tow truck reads 'Vlad's Recovery". Vlad inspired the Bram Stoker's book "Dracula", who also appears in various Marvel Comics, including as a foe to Ghost Rider.
WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when Rider throws the driver out of his truck during the chase in Eastern Europe.
Uzak Gokten, described in the film as "the farthest point from heaven," literally means "far from heaven" in Turkish.
Idris Elba wears contact lenses similar to the ones Heimdall, his other Marvel character, sports in the Thor franchise.
Idris Elba has co-starred along 2 thunder characters. Christopher Lambert played Raiden, the Chinese god of thunder, in Mortal Kombat (1995). In Thor (2011), Elba's character "Heimdahl," helps Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Norse god of thunder.
During the opening animated opening credits when Johnny Blaze does his "bare-ass 360," the woman covering the eyes of her child is based on Kristin Wiig's "Aunt Linda" character from Saturday Night Live.