It’s safe to say the superhero movie season for 2012 is upon us. Yes, we kicked it all off with Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. (hey, nowhere to go but up, right?) It’s probably time we checked in how the long list of cape and tights movies are coming along. It’s time for a Superhero Round-Up
Guess what, The Avengers is only is only 65 sleeps away! Yes, that means we are going a little heavy this week on Joss Whedon‘s Iron Man and friends movie, including a classy recut of the trailer, some clips of dialogue and even a huge spoiler of a reveal on who the big bad not Skrull alien army is. Speaking of dialogue, even though Man of Steel is part of next years rush of superhero movies, Michael Shannon (the new General Zod) has gave us a hint of the many Zodly things he will say.
Oh yeah, as for Ghost Rider, well, someone thought it was good enough to snatch up the TV airing rights for it quick with a pile of other movies.
Find out who after the jump (or… in the title of the post… damn it)
This Friday, the rider is back! The sequel to Marvel‘s 2007 Ghost Rider, once declared the worst movie of the decade, has a worthwhile film in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
In Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Johnny Blaze (played, again, by Nicolas Cage) is still cursed with powers of the super natural and has hidden himself away from the world. That is, until he teams up with a sect of rebel monks to save a young boy. Battling a satanic cult and devil himself, Johnny may have finally have a way to rid himself of “the rider” once and for all- if he can save the boy first.
OK, so the premise sounds cooky, but what the films lacks in story is sure to make up in bad-ass action. This gritty new vision by directors Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor (Crank) can’t be any worse than it’s predecessor (I hope).
Co-starring Fergus Riordan, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido and Johnny Whitworth a brand-new behind-the-scenes featurette has debuted via iTunes Movie Trailers. Check out the featurette below:
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance hits theaters everywhere this Friday.
This NerdBastard pretty much checked out of the Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance movie fan club when I saw that Ghost Rider peed fire. Once you have to go so low as to rely on pee pee jokes to make your movie interesting in the first trailer . . . the party’s over. What ever happened to the darkness and tragedy that surrounded this character?
The only tragedy attached to this whole enterprise is Marvel’s recent court victory against the man who co-created Ghost Rider (Gary Friedrich). Now he cannot even claim credit for the creation in any form that provides income, like interviews, appearances, or artwork.
This train wreck of a comic book adaptation is set to be released on February 17th. An April first release would have at least given Cage a few jokes to tell fans when he looks back on this monstrosity of a movie while he signs autographs during the convention signing ally circuit of his career.
Check out the clip below, and tell us know if this is a movie you’re looking forward to seeing, or just looking forward to be forgotten.
Acting. For some its a job, others a craft and to Nicholas Cage it is a stereophonic peanut butter bowling ball waterfall because he is insane. We know the dude is crazy and thankfully he continues to new and exciting ways to prove it to us. Talking with Empire recently, he gave us some insight on how he prepared for playing Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider. He starts of with the usual method acting speech, hits you with a right jab of lunacy and BAM! Out of nowhere a left hook of 100% pure bat shit insane.
“It was the first time that I played Ghost Rider. Blaze was easy; I knew he was a man who had been living with a curse for eight years of having his head light on fire, and the tone that would take. I compared him to a cop, or a paramedic who develops a dark sense of humour to cope with the horrors he has seen. But Blaze has also caused the horrors, so he’s hiding out because he doesn’t want to hurt anyone else.”
Yep, pretty much the typical. You can see any actor saying something to this effect, right? Well get ready cause he is about to go full on Nic Cage after the jump.
Word on the street is that we have another Ghost Rider movie to, uh, look forward to. (Yes, I’m intentionally acting like this hasn’t been a thing for a while. I enjoy my willful ignorance.)
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor of Crank and Gamer are directing the thing. According to /Film, some people were actually getting excited about Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Big mistake. When it was premiered… Things went downhill faster than some poor mofo’s dick when he learns that the hot chick at the other end of the bar used to be a dude.
Anyway, we’ve got some behind the scenes footage and some TV spots for y’all.
Click here for the making-of reel. I don’t want to spend more time in jail than that poor bastard who offed Michael Jackson.
Hit the jump for the TV spots. Or don’t. Whatever. (more…)
It’s a safe bet that Marvel will rule 2012 in theatres based on bulk a lone, with The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-man and yes, even Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance hitting theatres in the next few months we’ve got a boatload of info about them in the Superhero line-up. Speaking of movies, Mark Millar still thinks Kick-Ass 2 will happen, he even gives us a deluded update and talks about the much more likely Hit-Girl comic. We then wrap it all up with a little love for Stan Lee.
Just when we were all starting to believe the internet on how Nicholas Cage‘s upcoming Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is going to be terrible, Columbia Pictures releases a new theatrical trailer that makes the movie like such Nic Cagey fun. Stop this emotional roller coaster, will you? Fire, motorcycles, demons, cults, Christopher Lambert with facial tattoos decapitating someone! This movie has it all, and also has Nic Cage delivering lines the only way Nic Cage can (bad and cheesey). Yet still I find myself compelled to actually see this movie. Here’s the synopsis:
Former stuntman and bounty hunter of rogue demons Johnny Blaze has been living in self-imposed European exile, believing that his powers are a curse. But when he is approached by a member of a monastic order who is looking for someone to protect a mother and her son, who are being pursued by the devil in the figure of a man named Roarke, the Ghost Rider takes the case.
This trailer, combined with yesterdays posters makes me feel as though I will enjoy this movie. Secretly. Sure when the cool kids are around I’ll make fun of it and try and fool them that I didn’t like it, but the only one I will be fooling will be myself.
While the movie itself has been met with some less than stellar first impressions, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance does have one thing going for it, some pretty wicked posters. I’m not even saying that ironically.
Columbia Pictures has released a new poster for the Nic Cage movie, and sure it’s a little heavy on the flame tool, but hey, it’s Ghost Rider!
But wait, there is more! Over on the movies official site they are having a fan poster contest that’s pumped out some nice ones too.
All they really have to do is come up with a few thousand more, ok maybe a few million, flip through them really fast and maybe they can show them instead of the actual movie.
The official poster, plus the finalists in the fan poster contest are up after the jump.
Did you think a little fire pissing, bullet spitting and frantic action was gonna make Ghost Rider 2 better than the first? Yeah… even I’ll admit the trailer for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was unexpectedly epic. Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the filmmaking team best known for Crank and Crank 2 know how to deliver some crazy shit. And honestly, I don’t see how they could make a worse film than the first, but apparently they have. Several attendees of Harry Knowles’ annual”Butt-Numb-A-Thon” have Tweeted their reaction after seeing the movie. Lets just say our hopes for a bigger, better and proper adaptation of Ghost Rider got deflated real fucking quick.
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s fuckin’ weird shit like unicorn bukkake, incest amongst the Fantastic Four, homoerotic He-man and shit like that. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm glory.
The Chat Noir poster was originally meant as way to get people to come to the cabaret back in 19th century Paris, but that big black cat never really screamed “sex appeal”. Now, replace that cat with a sexy Catwoman and that’d make anyone want to go out and be “entertained”.