Ghost Rider 2, Dark Knight Rises, R.I.P.D.: Aug 22nd Comic Reel

Mon, August 22nd, 2011 at 7:58am PDT

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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GHOST RIDER: SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE

Let's start the week off with some Nic Cage/head-on-fire action with the first trailer for the film (courtesy of Sony Pictures):

Release date: February 17th, 2012

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

The production's time in Pittsburgh has come to an end, and Batman-News reports that the crew thanked the city in a full-page add for the support, photos, and video:

And, thanks to Pittsburgh Movies, here's one last video of Anne Hathaway riding a Bat-pod:

Release date: July 20th, 2012

R.I.P.D.

Variety reports that Mary-Louise Parker is in talks to play the head of R.I.P.D. "[She] explains to Reynolds' character what has happened when he dies," they write. Parker already has logged some time in comic book movies thanks to her appearance in "Red" last year.

Release date: June 28th, 2013

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL

The Man of Steel Facebook Community does it again with this shot of Superman at the Kent farm:

Directed by Zack Snyder, release date: June 14th 2013

THE AVENGERS

As Spinoff Online reported on Friday, Thor has joined Cap on the streets of Cleveland for some battle with grey-suited stuntmen:

Meanwhile, various Avengers appeared at D23 over the weekend with clips from the film. CBR's own Josie Campbell describes the sizzle reel, which features a confrontation between Nick Fury and an imprisoned Loki. "As Fury threatens Loki with imminent death should he try to escape, his hand hovering over the button that will drop the villain into thin air, Loki taunts Fury for being unable to handle the 'ultimate power' Loki and the Cosmic Cube represent," she writes. "'Well, tell me if the 'Ultimate Power' wants a magazine or something,' Fury snaps as he leaves Loki in the glass prison, prompting laughs from the audience."

Directed by Joss Whedon & starring everybody, release date: May 4th, 2012

THE LONE RANGER

One person not mentioned at D23 is presumed director Gore Verbinski. Disney's Rich Ross tells Deadline that "I think it''s a compelling story and no one wants to work with Jerry and Johnny more than me so we’ll see how it works." Hmm ... he could just be speaking of producer Jerry Bruckheimer and star Johnny Depp as the big players in the deal, but could it also indicate Verbiniski's out? Deadline certainly considers it a possibility.

Release date: December 21st, 2012

G.I. JOE 2: RETALIATION

According to Dwayne "Roadblock" Johnson, Bruce Willis is now part of the cast. The actor posted the following to Twitter on Saturday: "Welcome brother Bruce Willis to the cast of GI Joe! What an honor. #HeavyArtillery." I guess Willis wanted a body massage.

Release date: June 29th, 2012

"SHE WON'T LIVE ... BUT THEN AGAIN, WHO DOES?"

I'm sure you've heard by now that Ridley Scott has announced his intentions to make a "Blade Runner" sequel ... it kind of seems like Scott has reached a creative bankruptcy, doesn't it? A few years back, he announced that sci-fi, as a film genre, was dead and that he hadn't read a good sci-fi script in years. Flash-forward to now and he's picking at the bones of his past glories. "Robin Hood" was bad, but it doesn't mean you have to cannibalize yourself, Ridley. Also, stop your brother, Tony Scott, from remaking "The Wild Bunch." That path can only end in irrelevancy. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya, bracing for the future threat of hate-mail from Ridley Scott fans.

TAGS:  ghost rider 2, the dark knight rises, ripd, man of steel, the avengers, the lone ranger, gi joe retaliation

 
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