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.
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.
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.
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.
Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor: In the sequence where Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) is explaining the deal with the devil the film's directors are pictured shaking hands, while one of them is on fire. This mirroring the cover to 'Pink Floyd''s album "Wish You Were Here."
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While Carrigan is driving the ambulance and testing his new powers of decay, one of the items he picks up is a Twinkie. Nothing happens to it, thus bringing to mind the urban legend that Twinkies last forever or simply that plastic wrappers do not decay.