Ghost Rider 2

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.

 
Video: ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance ‘ movie clip

It’s that time again for the Superhero Roundup. It has all the news that was too small to have its own spotlight, but too juicy to pass up. Sneak peeks for today’s roundup include details on ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, ‘Thor’ DVD details, Kevin Nash Ghost Rider 2 rumor, Cap’n America rings bell at NY stock exchange and details on John Carter of Mars.

DETAILS ON ‘THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN‘ –

Collider unleashed some details of Marc Webb‘s Spidey reboot from screenwriter Steve Kloves. Alas, he tip-toes around talking about anything too story specific, but he speaks to how the film will be grounded in reality, talks sequels and also mentions that Peter Parker will be making his own web-shooters. Go to Collider for the full story, but here are the  abbreviated highlights.

Kloves says the tone will be more naturalistic and this movie will be more grounded in reality than Raimi’s trilogy.

..I said, ‘I can’t do ‘shazam!’ dialogue, that’s not what I do. If you wanna do the Peter Parker I knew as a kid reading the comic book, I can do that, because it was grounded in exactly what you said, reality.’ So they said ‘Yes that’s what we want, we want you to come in and write Peter Parker as a real character.’

I wrote this very, very naturalistically. A lot of humor, but naturalistic humor, not jokes. But really trying to make them seem like real characters. I think Peter Parker’s a great character, and I certainly think Emma’s character is a fantastic character, Gwen. I wouldn’t have done it if they wanted me to do, ‘Hey look in the sky!’ I don’t know how to do that, I can’t do that. I realize that’s the wrong character but…

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WARNING: The follow article does contain spoilers. So if your one of those “I’ll wait till it comes out” types, then don’t read any further. Your only going to be disappointed that you ruined it for yourself. You’ve been warned.

What’s covered in leather, wears chains and is on fire? No it’s not the long awaited ‘Easy Rider’ sequel it’s Nicolas Cage back again as the ‘Ghost Rider’. That’s right Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is on it’s way and a script review was uncovered by Italian website Comicus. So thanks to Comic Book Movie, it was run through google translate (to translate of course) and this was what they came up with in the translation.:

(Once again, this does contain spoliers, FINAL WARNING)

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So, it seems that Ghost Rider 2 is slowly but surely coming together!

According to an interview with Cage done by MTV News, he is very excited about the Crank directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor helming the sequel. While still mum on the specifics of the plot, it does seem to appear that while it will feature the same character, Johnny Blaze, it will not be in strict continuity with the first film.

To be brutally honest, the original was not great, but it was still better than a lot of other superhero movies that were out (I’m looking at you: Daredevil, Elektra and Ang Lee’s Hulk).

The movie had some great moments, and the character of Johnny Blaze, a man who sold his soul to protect someone he loved and is then damned to work for the devil and punish the wicked, is a great character.

I have high hopes for this sequel, as the directors and Cage all are passionate about the project, and I sincerely hope that they can make the new movie as great as it deserves. Check out the full interview with MTV News after the jump.

According to Cage, they are set to begin filming in November of this year.

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