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Ghost Rider Movie Sequel Will Be Darker, Grittier

Get a peek at what to expect from the film due early 2012

Are you ready for another Ghost Rider movie starring Nicholas Cage? No? Yes? Maybe? Well regardless of whether or not you're excited, it's happening. This time, however, the film is going to be very different from anything we have seen before. On the heels of Comic-Con and the Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance panel at the show which revealed a lot about the upcoming movie, are still photographs straight from the set. I'll be honest, this time around Ghost Rider looks pretty awesome.

The big question is, what should fans expect from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and will it be anything like what we saw in the first film? According to actor the film's co-director Brian Taylor, the sequel will be something of a departure from the first film. Much darkier, grittier and also more closely aligned with the interpretation in the comics.

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Co-director Brian Taylor said he and Neveldine "didn't really consider the first movie at all. We wanted the darker version the fans wanted. He's not a superhero that wears tights, he's a dark entity. We like the stuff Garth Ennis did, that was a lot of inspiration for us. It looks like he crawled out of an opening in hell and into your face. Immediately you're going to know you're in a different world. It's got dark humor, it's got scary stuff, it's kind of what we've just always done."

Garth Ennis' Ghost Rider? Sounds good to us. Perhaps what Ghost Rider really needs is to be inspired by the characterization of Blaze that we saw in the comic books; especially since "dark" comic book movies seem to work. Just look at Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise.

Considering these are the guys that brought us the Crank movies, it's no wonder that the Neveldine/Taylor directorial team did the best they could to scare the begeezus out of their actors.

"Basically our style is to bully, unnerve, and instill fear in our performers."

But getting the most out of their actors isn't the only thing we'll be seeing from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Evidently, everything that Blaze touches will turn into a dark, demonic vehicle.

Basically, anything Ghost Rider rides turns into a hell version of that thing. At one point, Rider takes over a strip miner and it becomes a hell version of that

Sounds good to us. Are you looking forward to the sequel to Ghost Rider, and if so, what is it you are most looking forward to? Did you see the first film? Did you like it? Check out the images from the film and let us know what you think. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is scheduled to hit theaters on on 17 February, 2012.

Source: Screened and Dread Central

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Posted by GT-Man

Did I like it? YES  Am I looking forward to this? YES What do I think? HELLLL YESSSS
Posted by fACEmelter88

Aaaaaaaaaaaaammaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing

Posted by chowy

So Johnny Blaze won´t "drink" jelly beans?

Posted by Om1kron

hell yeah dude! I love ghost rider and loved the first film. It was campy but Nic Cage, Eva Mendez whats to hate?

Posted by Captain Solaris

I was actually ok with Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze. It was the weak script and a weedy Blackheart that grinded me
Posted by cattlebattle
@Captain Solaris said:
I was actually ok with Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze. It was the weak script and a weedy Blackheart that grinded me
Yes, movie Blackheart made me want to punch kittens
Posted by Wattup

Already I am a bit disappointed. Ghostie's fighting in the DAYLIGHT in the first pic! You never see Batman or Blade or other nocturnal heroes fighting in the warm sun!

Posted by Kal'smahboi

I enjoyed the first movie for what it was. I'm fairly interested in a sequel.

Posted by joshmightbe

I hope that's not the final version of the bike, it looks like they just pulled it out of the junk yard and set it on fire 

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Posted by Namor1987
@Wattup
Batman prefers stealth & Blade's a daywalker but fight demons & vampires in the night & they'ver both fought in the day
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

im looking forward to it. still wish they had picked someone else to play him and roxanne though
Posted by I'maDC/ImageGuy!

Wow.........More fake southern accent.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I am not really to excited for this movie but I am going to see how the trailer looks when it comes out. 

Posted by joshmightbe
@Wattup said:
Already I am a bit disappointed. Ghostie's fighting in the DAYLIGHT in the first pic! You never see Batman or Blade or other nocturnal heroes fighting in the warm sun!
Many night time scenes in movies are filmed during the day with the light filtered out the actually have special lenses made for that express purpose though now days it's probably done with computers 
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Posted by King Quisling

Garth Ennis...... so this movie will be overly crude and violent?

Posted by Green Skin

This could turn out to be really really good.  The first one was okay for what it was.   They just really need to bring it to the table villian wise with the new one,   No half assing it with the kid from American Beauty this time, I want an actual full bore demon!

Posted by RedRobin92

ahhh Ghost Rider is such a great character and has so much potential, but no let's screw everything up and make the terrible Nick Cage Johnny Blaze, because they have so much in common, which is nothing at all. I'd rather wait for a reboot 

Posted by Iron_Turtle
@cattlebattle said:
@Captain Solaris said:
I was actually ok with Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze. It was the weak script and a weedy Blackheart that grinded me
Yes, movie Blackheart made me want to punch kittens
While swearing at nuns.
Posted by HT101

@King Quisling: Sounds like they're gonna make a Crank movie but have it be all about Ghost Rider. The end of Crank 2 made it seem like Chev Chelios was gonna be Ghost Rider anyway.

Posted by Drow

Put the bunny down.

Posted by Red Rum

You had me at "demonic strip miner."

Posted by King Quisling
@HT101: I've never watched Crank.....
Posted by Jordanstine

I actually liked the original Ghost Rider film... until the ending.

Posted by Atary77

I'm so glad Nic Cage came back to do this. Hell yeah!

Posted by Aronmorales

I must wait and see...

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Sounds like they are trying to correct mistakes that, Maybe, were forced on them by the studio since Ghost Rider is a hard character to sell and the studio had too much input.  So maybe now the movie will be better.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

I'm still waiting on Nic Cage being superman........

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Posted by MrCipher
@joshmightbe said:
@Wattup said:
Already I am a bit disappointed. Ghostie's fighting in the DAYLIGHT in the first pic! You never see Batman or Blade or other nocturnal heroes fighting in the warm sun!
Many night time scenes in movies are filmed during the day with the light filtered out the actually have special lenses made for that express purpose though now days it's probably done with computers 
I'm not sure the whole concept of the filtering daylight idea is the point. The point is the studio shouldn't release a pic (un-doctored by computer filtering or whatever-the-hell) while stating the sequel will be "darker" and "grittier". It doesn't inspire confidence to offer a full daylight shot of Ghost Rider as a way of plugging the movie.
 
Also can some one please find and shoot Nic Cage dead so he will stop making movies? I'm getting sick of his BAD Elvis impressions that he seems to do in every movie that he believes are him being "cool" and edgy". JOHNNY BLAZE IS NOT ELVIS! NOR IS HE A 50+ YEAR OLD PRETENDING TO BE IN HIS 30s WITH A REALLY BAD HAIRPIECE!
In a related topic, I'm not too happy with a Supes reboot but I thank the comic gods daily that Nic Cage's rendition of The Man of Steel never hit the big screen.

Thanks for listening.... :)
Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

The first movie is one of the worst ones I've seen in a theater. Topping it won't be hard.

I'm definitely more interested in the movie after reading Matt Rorie's live blog of the panel.

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I'm not going to bother complaining about Nick Cage doing Blaze again, as it's set in stone.  But to be honest, I'm not sold on the whole 'everything he touches turns into a hell version of it'.  It sounds like a cheap gimmick to get fans hyped up.  So yeah, not sold on this movie like I was Cap. :/

Posted by HellionVulcan

Just get rid of cage as the lead actor hes terrible .

Posted by _Zombie_
@ArturoCalaKayVee: That would be an abomination.  Cage is possibly the worst actor for Supes..
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Hmmmmm I gotta see the trailer first before I can really make an accurate judgment.  With Garth Ennis as an interpretive model, this could be good.  We'll see.

Posted by quiksilver70777

refuse to watch  Captain America since Johnny Storm and Cap are the same person now, but I will watch Ghost Rider. Captain America is the only Marvel Film I haven't watch so far.

Posted by Emperormeister734

I'm there for it

Posted by 1fearless1

Awww man, why couldn't they stick to the old GR look from the 1st movie. This version has the crappiest looking bike and clothes! 
Give me back the bike and spikes and chains! I will NOT see this movie. Oh and that trail of smoke makes it look AWFUL! 

Posted by SuperXAsh

hmmm, hope it's good.

Posted by guardiandevil801

sweet can't wait to see it
Posted by joshmightbe
@quiksilver70777: Cap is a great movie and if you had to have one Chris Evans Marvel movie to remember him by Cap would be the far better choice 
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Posted by SaucyJack

I just hope that the sequel brings out some genuine Cage-Rage.

Posted by Deranged Midget

I enjoyed the first film and I'm down for this one. Bring on the Cage.

Posted by SpidermanWins

I actually have high hopes for this film

Posted by Dark Cell

From that photo his skull still dosent look right, why cant anyone get it right!?

Posted by MrSeaman70

Uh no... looks like his bike is using leaded diesel fuel. Look at all that black smoke ! :P

Posted by Gambit1024

We'll see how it goes. My expectations for this movie couldn't be lower. 

Posted by blueninjapanther

can't wait to watch this.
Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee
@ZombieBigfoot: hahaha yes i know, it was total sarcasm
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Posted by dondasch

Not a chance.  Nic Cage doesn't have the capability to bring out what Ghost Rider is about.

Posted by Green ankh

I liked the first film, i like Cage as well.  So yes i am looking forward to seeing it.
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