I was just reading some news about the upcoming sequel/reboot Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and I noticed something rather interesting that could suggest that another character will take up the Ghost Rider mantle after this movie.
For those who don’t know, Ghost Rider 2 takes place a few years after the events of the first movie and follow Johnny Blaze(played once again by Nic Cage) as he hides out in Eastern Europe trying to find a way to rid himself of the Ghost Rider curse. He is approached by a monk who intends on “hiring” the Ghost Rider to protect a mother and her son who are being pursued by the Devil, who intends on using the boy as a human vessel. The only reason Blaze accepts is because he is given the impression that his curse could be lifted by helping.
Now here’s the catch. The son’s name is Danny Ketch. For those who don’t know, Dan Ketch is the name of the man who takes over the Ghost Rider mantle from Johnny Blaze in the comics. I didn’t even catch this before. I figured that the mother and son characters were original characters created for the movie( a la Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight). I didn’t even think to look up character names. Knowing that the kid that Blaze is protecting is a major character from the source material could mean that there could be a character change after this movie is over. Let’s face it, Nic Cage is not the youngest guy out there playing super heroes these days. He probably won’t be doing too many of the big time action movies for too much longer( I’m still waiting on National Treasure 3 so I can find out what was on that damn page).
Anyway, to me, even though I like Nic Cage, I think it’s time to move on to another Rider as far as the source material is concerned. And the inclusion of the character of Dan Ketch, even as a child, suggests that a Rider change could happen. I hope that directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and the writers have taken the source material into consideration and make that change. But I guess we will have to wait and see on February 17th.
So here is the first trailer for the upcoming sequel to the incredible crap fest that was GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Check it out real quick.
Hmmm….I have to say, it wasn’t that bad. I’m a little biased because I’m a big fan of The Rock, I’ll say it right now. But the trailer looks ten times better than the entire first movie. First of all, Marlon Wayans is out. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Wayans brothers, but that movie just wasn’t a good fit for him. The Rock looked intense and in your face. And the overall action looked very well done. With that said, there did seem to be some problems. First of all, where the Hell is Sienna Miller? She’s smoking hot, what the Hell is wrong with you? And no Joseph Gordon Levitte as Cobra Commander. C’mon! I know he’s busy with The Dark Knight Rises but he was the best part about the first one. And not to mention that Channing Tatum is back. Who was the worst part about that first movie. Anyway, judging by this first trailer, GI Joe: Retaliation is looking to be a major improvement from the first movie. But we shall see. What are your thoughts about the first trailer? Like? Hate? Indifferent?
Hey guys! Sorry about not getting the blog updated for a while, I’ve kinda had a rough week. Anyways, I’ve got some interesting news concerning an possible Assassin’s Creed movie be put into development. Here we go!
A few months ago, it was rumored that Ubisoft and Sony Pictures were in negotiations to bring some of the game developers biggest franchises, Ghost Recon, and Assassin’s Creed to the big screen. Well, looks like negotiations about Assassin’s Creed have made some progress because it has been revealed that Sony Pictures has apparently registered a number of domain names that would hint that they will in fact be making an Assassin’s Creed movie(I guess Assassin’s Creed didn’t appeal to Disney as much as Prince of Persia did).
Now, this isn’t the first time Assassin’s Creed has been seen in live action. There was a live action short movie made that served as a prequel to Assassin’s Creed 2 and shows what Ezio Auditore’s father, Giovanni did as an assassin himself. You can check out the whole thing right here. Warning, it is 35 min long so make sure you have some time.
Not bad huh? If this is an idea of what Ubisoft and Sony are thinking about, I’d say an Assassin’s Creed movie would do just fine and finally bring an end to super crappy video game movies.
What are your thoughts on the matter?
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the first official trailer for the highly anticipated comic book super hero super movie, The Avengers!!! Enjoy!!
So what did you think? I thought it was pretty good. It had some action, really showcased the heroes and Loki as the villain without showing too much, and FINALLY we got a look at The Incredible Hulk! I’m really looking forward to next May to say the least. Joss Whedon seems to know what he is doing so far.
Hey guys. A Roosterteeth crew member just posted this in their blog. An independent film crew made what seems to a movie based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character Casey Jones. For those who don’t know, Casey Jones is an ex hockey player turned masked vigilante who preys upon the wrong doers of New York City. The only difference between Casey and the Ninja Turtles is that Casey likes to take his form of justice a little to the extreme. This short film shows the origin of Casey Jones and his first meet up with the Foot Clan and the Ninja Turtles. Here it is. Enjoy!
I thought it wasn’t all that bad. The acting was sub par, the fight sequences were rough and the over use of quotes from the original movies got a little annoying, but the overall movie itself wasn’t bad. I mean, it this is a sneak peak at what the new live action movie will be like, I’m looking pretty forward to it. What do you guys think?
At this past year Comic-Con, Marvel released it’s first trailer for it’s upcoming sequel to the less than desirable movie adaptation of Ghost Rider, entitled Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Now, to say the least, the first Ghost Rider wasn’t all that great, but I did enjoy it. Maybe it was Eva Mendes, maybe it’s because I’m one of a few people who like Nicolas Cage, I don’t know, but I liked the movie despite it’s complete neglect of the source material.
Anyway, despite the overall negative responses to the movie, a sequel is currently in the works and Marvel has released it’s first trailer showing the new movie’s dark, and gritty tone. Take a look at the trailer for yourself.
I personally liked the trailer. I hope it sets the tone for the movie itself. Just looking at the look of Ghost Rider sets the stage for the tone of the movie. As you could see, the Rider’s skull was darkened and charred from being set aflame numerous times, and you could see the his leather jacket and pants bubble and sizzle from the heat of his Hell Fire covered skeleton, which looked pretty cool to me. It’s being made by the same guys who made the Crank movies and by judging what was seen in the trailer, the action should be pretty intense, and by the looks of it, kinda violent as the Rider really doesn’t seem to show any remorse for his enemies and victims. So what’s your opinion of the new Ghost Rider movie? Think it’ll be better than the first?
Here are a few trailers that were premiered at this years San Diego Comic-Con in case you missed them.
The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer (which can also be seen before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2):
The Amazing Spider-Man teaser trailer: http://youtu.be/qJQS16dGk0w
The Avengers trailer: Well, I TRIED to find and official trailer for The Avengers but all I could find were the stupid leaked versions taken by kids in the movie theater using their cell phones. Just go see Captain America: The First Avenger and see it for yourself.