It’s going to be difficult to write coherently after watching this first trailer for the Ghost Rider sequel, Spirit of Vengeance, but I’ll give it shot. Seriously, I think my eyes caught fire and my brain exploded after gazing upon all the craziness going on in this thing.
I guess I should begin with the odd introduction by the film’s directors, Mark Beveldine and Brian Taylor, who appear to be dead set on taking the title of “World’s douchiest filmaker” away from the current champion Michael Bay. These guys are totally obnoxious, which comes as no surprise given their previous work which includes Gamer and the Crank films. The insane camera angles and crash-editing these guys bring to their material makes a Transformers movie look like the goddamn Tree of Life.
Then there is the content of the trailer itself. Holy flaming balls does this movie look insane. You’ve got Nic Cage delivering his usual demented, deadpan performance as Johnny Blaze, ridiculous car chases and explosions, Idris Elba slumming it, Ghost Rider (admittedly looking very cool in his new burnt and crispy incarnation) throwing cars off the road with his chain and absorbing machinegun bullets, then shooting them out with a combination of hellfire from his mouth! But the coup de grace, ladies and gentlemen, is the very last moment of the trailer where Ghost Rider pisses fire. Yes, you read that right, he PISSES FIRE. HE URINATES FLAMES. Neveldine and Taylor, I surrender sirs. You have my ticket money on February 17.
Here’s a look at the poster.
This little bit of awesomeness was just released on thedarkknightrises.com, signalling bad news for the skyscrapers of Gotham City. Is this a metaphorical apocalypse looming for Batman and the city, or is Bane coming to literally make Gotham shake and crumble? We’ll have to wait until Summer 2012 to find out!
Someone snapped a photo of this promotional teaser image for Marvel’s upcoming epic superhero team-up movie, The Avengers. Apparently it was on display at the 2011 International Licensing Expo, so it’s likely not an official movie poster, but a marketing image that will probably end up on a cereal box or a trading card set. Still, it’s awesome to see all of the heroes gathered together like this, and if you notice, Cap sports a different uniform from his upcoming solo film. What do you think? The Avengers assemble on May 4, 2012.
Now this is just too awesome for words. The cast & crew of Captain America were all given this exclusive, limited-edition poster by artist Paola Rivera, that features Chris Evans in his Cap gear punching the mustache off of Hitler’s mug in an homage to Cap’s first comic book appearance in Captain America Comics #1. Sadly, this badass piece of art won’t be available to the public for purchase, but at least we have the Internet image to enjoy. Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters on July 22, which still feels like an eternity away…*sigh*.