What did Anne Hathaway have to say about the legacy of Catwoman? Which Doctor Who star dressed up as Batman this week in Hollywood? What superhero is a former Congressman using to attack his political rivals? Marvel is bringing two stars to San Diego Comic Con this year, who are they? And is Ghost Rider really becoming a girl? Read about that all and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 21 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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/Film reader Derek Stettler has compiled a video titled “Reel Wisdom: Lessons from 40 Films in 7 Minutes,” which does just what it claims. Here is more from the editor:
I made this video because I love films and I think there is great wisdom inherent in the film medium. This video represents some of the best wisdom from films, edited together as a single coherent piece of advice on everything from life, death, and purpose, to anger, regret, and destiny. In creating this video, I tried to feature a broad array of films, from action/adventure and sci-fi films, to dramas and traditional/CG animated films in order to show how all genres of film have something important to say.
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These are tough economic times we’re living, and movie studios are changing their ways in hopes of adapting. Or at least, Sony is.
As you likely already know, there’s a Ghost Rider sequel in the works—carrying the tentative title Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance—and Crank directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are helming it. Now it’s been given the official greenlight, but there’s a snag: it’s projected budget of $135 million has been cut down to a significantly lower $75 million. Read More »
Last month it was reported that Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the mad men behind the two Crank films, were negotiating to make a Ghost Rider sequel, tentatively titled Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance. At the time we weren’t sure that Nicolas Cage would return, and it wasn’t a definite that Neveldine/Taylor were chips in. We now know the answer to both questions. Read More »
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The last we reported on the Ghost Rider sequel nobody wants, David Goyer had mentioned that the studio was using his 9-year old script as the basis. Our good friend Frosty over at Collider recently got a chance to speak with producer Mike De Luca about the sequel, and came away with a number of updates (which I’m sure the lot of you have been waiting for with bated breath). The film is tentatively titled Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance, and De Luca confirmed that director Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil) and Eva Mendes won’t be returning.
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/Film reader Tom H noticed that the same exact shot from Ghost Rider, was used in the new trailer for The International. Both films are produced by Columbia Pictures / Sony, so they obviously own the rights to the footage. In the Ghost Rider clip, which can be seen here, the car explodes as Ghost Rider rides by the car on his bike. In the International trailer, the Ghost Rider CG is absent, and the clip is shown right after someone enters something into an ATM machine. I’m assuming the clip is only used to make the trailer more exciting and won’t appear in the actual film. But you never know, last year we did find Michael Bay recycling footage shot for Pearl Harbor in Transformers.
We’ve written extensively about Mighty Muggs in past editions of Cool Stuff (Star Wars Waves 1 & 2, Indiana Jones, Waves 3 & 4 of Star Wars and even a couple Comic Con exclusives). Hasbro’s line of figures trying to capitalize on the Urban vinyl collectible figure craze have gotten popular, and we haven’t had a chance to catch up. So here is our chance to cover all the figures we missed.
Hasbro has announced Wave #5 which focuses on the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated movie and upcoming television series. Characters will include: Count Dooku, Asajj Ventress, Captain Rex, and Clone Wars Anakin. Click the above photo to enlarge. Marvel Comics has also launched a bunch of series of Mighty Muggs that we never got the chance to show you. Wave 1 included: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, and Venom.
Wave 2 includes Thing, Hulk, Dr. Doom and Captain America.
Wave 3 includes Ghost Rider, Doc Ock, Thor, snd Spider-Man (Black).
And the best one of the batch is a Comic-Con Exclusive of Movie Suit Iron Man.
And remember, Mighty Muggs are made from “100% Recycled Awesome”.