Do you want to read bits related to Man of Steel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Justice League Doom and Iron Man 2? Of course you do. Those are all on the first page but, after that, Monday’s Superhero Bits delves deep into spoiler territory from the set of The Dark Knight Rises. Who is fighting who? What vehicles are on set? Does someone die? Which cameo is revealed? There’s a ton of videos and photos featuring Catwoman, Bane, Batman and more. What are you waiting for? Superhero Bits begins right now. Read More »
Is the classic Batman story The Killing Joke becoming the subject of a new meme? What secondary Batman character deserves his own Batman: Arkham City side quest? Which 9 movie supervillains have the best costumes of all time? Want to see two more Blu-ray extras from Captain America: The First Avenger? Speaking of Captain America, what’s he doing in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man? Do The Dark Knight Rises and Batman: Arkham City have a secret link? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
The Comic Con footage from Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor‘s Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance was the sort of stuff that makes a guy want to type in all caps enthusiasm. Who thought a sequel to the lousy 2007 Nic Cage Marvel Comics adaptation would ever look like so much fun? What prompted the enthusiastic Comic Con response? Think crazy God of War-style chain violence, vomiting flaming bullets, and pissing fire. And that stuff is all in the just-released trailer. So check it out below and then get excited and all-caps shouty in the comments. Read More »
Want to pitch a superhero movie to Guillermo Del Toro? Is Pittsburgh ready for The Dark Knight Rises? What does Chris Evans think of his suit in The Avengers? How about Chris Hemsworth‘s thoughts on a new director coming on board Thor 2? Read all this, and get some fashion tips, in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Devindra said it best when writing up Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance at Comic Con: “this might not suck.” The beautiful thing about those big Hall H presentations is that you can feel the mood of the room swing positive or negative in real time. The Hall H audience is like a 6000-person-sized elephant, only a bit quicker on its feet, emotionally speaking. As we saw footage of the making of the film, and then some of the final product, you could feel one big, stupid collective grin forming across the giant hall.
So the Ghost Rider sequel no one thought they wanted became the Ghost Rider sequel to which many of us will be at least willing to offer a chance, thanks to the daredevil direction of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and the fact that the title character vomits bullets and pisses fire. We don’t yet have footage to embed, but in the meantime you can get a first look at the film via scans of images that appeared in the new Empire. Read More »
Having been out of the daily movie news loop for a while, I somehow ended up forgetting that Crank director’s Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor were heading up the Ghost Rider sequel, Spirit of Vengeance. But after viewing their panel and footage of the film from Comic-Con today, I’m happy to report that the duo have successfuly brought their special brand of crazy energy to the film — so much so that I can’t wait to see the finished product.
Seemingly everything has been improved over the first Ghost Rider. Cage’s flaming skull now looks menacing, and not laughable; the action looks insane, with plenty of crazy Neveldine/Taylor camera angles; and the duo are also taking full advantage of nightmarish aspects of the character, something that they said led them to take on the project in the first place. Read More »
Want to watch a video interview with an Amazing Spider-Man screenwriter? What specifically will Christopher Nolan be shooting when The Dark Knight Rises goes to college? Which professional wrestler has a role in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance? Is there an update on Ant Man? And what does the Kent Farm look like in Man of Steel? Find out the answers to all these questions and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Here’s the other half of the day’s comic book-related news roundup. Marvel gets the spotlight here as we’ve got a handful of minor updates on the Ghost Rider sequel; Stan Lee mentions his upcoming film cameos; there’s a small list of possible locations for The Avengers; and Bryan Singer answers fan questions about X-Men: First Class. It’s all after the jump. Read More »
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Nicolas Cage is doing press for his delayed film The Season of the Witch a month before it opens on January 7, presumably to avoid the holiday season crush. Inevitably, during a couple interviews he’s talked about the sequel to Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, which is currently in production with Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank, Crank 2, Gamer) directing. Read More »
Earlier this week Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance co-director Brian Taylor caused a bit of confusion when he said via Twitter that “The dual role of blaze/zarathos will be a nic cage classic.” Cue minor consternation and/or excitement. Suddenly Nicolas Cage is playing two roles? Where did this come from? That isn’t quite what is happening — Nicolas Cage won’t really be playing both the hero and the villain in the film, as some have surmised. But he is going to be more fully playing the demonic spirit of vengeance that gives the film its subtitle. Read More »