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GHOST RIDER 2 To Roll This Year?

Plus: GREEN LANTERN, THOR, G.I.JOE 2 and More!

By Rob M .Worley     January 08, 2010
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'Ghost Rider 2' to roll this year? Plus: 'Green Lantern' to start in March? 'Thor' gets another new cast member. 'G.I.Joe 2' writers named and more! Who's scruffy-looking? Your Comics2Film 10.1.8!




Yesterday, broke the news that a writer has been hired to pen the script for 'G.I.Joe 2', but they could not tell us who the writer might be.

Today breaks the news that none other than current hot hands Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are the team taking over Joe duties. If those names seem familiar it may be because we just reported yesterday that they are the writing team on Fox's 'Deadpool' movie. They also wrote the summer hit 'Zombieland' and Sony's 'Venom' script.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry (who asks, "Are they really that good?") for the submission.



One More For THOR

As of today, there are more people in the world appearing in Marvel and Kenneth Baranagh's 'Thor' than there are not appearing in it.

The Hollywood Report adds actress Adriana Barraza as the latest cast member. Barraza is said to be in negotiations for a part in the film. Little is known about her role, but she is said to be playing one of Earth's mortals, not one of the Asgardians. If we had to guess, we'd say she's playing "lady who works at hospital" or "patient of Jane Foster".

Still, the exciting news here is that cameras roll on 'Thor' next week!

Thanks to fft5305 for the submission.



GREEN LANTERN Rolling in March?

It looks as if the 'Green Lantern' movie is cleared to begin production in March.

One Karen Goulekas, visual effects supervisor for the film, actually posted the info on her blog this past Wednesday. She wrote:

Wow! Been a long time since I posted! But today is a day worth posting about!

Green Lantern got the official green light today! And not a second too soon - only 10 weeks out from shooting!

While it's great news we are a go - now we have to actually get our prep done in 10 weeks!

But we have an amazing crew - so we will make it happen!

Will post again soon!

However, Goulekas hastily removed the post from her blog after it spread like wildfire around various movie sites yesterday afternoon. Likely it was pressure from studio spin doctors that caused her to yank the news. Unfortunately, on the internet you can't unring the bell, especially with the Google Cache holding on to everything.

So we may not see many more 'Green Lantern' info on Goulekas' site any time soon, but with 'Thor' and 'Green Lantern' filming, it's going to be an exciting 2010 and 2011 for C2F readers!



Dafoe open to SPIDER-MAN 4

MTV Splash Page was doing press for the new movie 'Daybreakers' and took the opportunity to ask actor Willem Dafoe about whether or not he's involved in 'Spider-Man 4'. Dafoe, of course, played Norman Osborn in the all three movies, no mean feat considering his character died in the first one.

"It all depends on the story," said Dafoe of the chance of him returning for a fourth go. "The Green Goblin, there's plenty more to do, because that's not so well defined. And the Norman Osborn character is a good, solid, half-comic, half-dramatic character, so I could always revisit that."

However, he also admits that it's not on his radar at the moment. Check out his complete video comments below:



GHOST RIDER 2 To Roll This Year? chatted up producer Mike DeLuca and extracted a great many details about plans for the 'Ghost Rider' sequel.

The producer says that the working title for the follow up is 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'. The film aims to be a soft reset (as opposed to a complete reboot) which takes David S. Goyer's original, edgier screenplay vision for the character and updates it. The film will aim for a hard PG-13 (think 'The Dark Knight'). The story has tweaked at the suggestion of leading man Nicolas Cage.

"We have an outline that David wrote that kind of adapts his 2001 script into today’s times with incorporating kind of an original idea of Nic’s that Goyer thought added to the mix in good way - that we all thought added to the mix in a good way - that gets Ghost Rider into a bigger arena to kind of apply our story in," DeLuca said. That larger arena is Europe, which allows them to tap into old religion and the attendant themes that go with it. "So Goyer has just delivered that outline to us in the studio and we’re waiting to hear back and then we’ll know if we can go to like that revised script. But since we’re starting from something already written, it’s been a pretty speedy process."

So speedy, in fact, that the producer is predicting a production start this year. That seems a little ambitious given that fact that there's no director.

DeLuca also revealed that Mark Steven Johnson, producer/director/writer of the original is not expected to return. Nor is actress Eva Mendes. Goyer is being considered for directing chores on the film, but that will largely depend on his availability, given that he's busy with the TV series 'Flash Forward'.

Because everyone is doing it, 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' is expected to be in 3D.

What do you think, Maniacs? Are you psyched for a darker, edgier GHOST RIDER movie? Post your comments below...

Thanks to AntoBlueberry, fft5305 and evilbeagle for the submission.


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Darkknight2280 1/8/2010 7:15:42 AM

CANT wait for some spy pics from the set of THOR!!  So excited that it starts next week!!

Ghost Rider 2 ill pass until i see pics and or some footage.


noahbody 1/8/2010 7:36:13 AM

Thor is gettin crowded.

Hope GL is good, but I just don't know.

No more Green Goblin(s)..... it's the movies, not comic's...... move on.

GR2.... wait & see need more info, like DK2280 said.

fft5305 1/8/2010 8:02:14 AM

I'm right there with you, Darkknight. We need Thor scoopage! Pics and video, please...

javaone 1/8/2010 8:49:07 AM

Well it's not going to be too hard to improve the G.I. Joe franchise after the outright hilarity of some of the scenes in the first movie.

Thor and Green Lantern...bring 'em on!!

Hopefully Goyer will sign for GR2 - a definite possibility considering Flash Forward has been losing so much viewership after only half a season.


bigiff 1/8/2010 10:17:10 AM

 javone wrote: "Hopefully Goyer will sign for GR2 - a definite possibility considering Flash Forward has been losing so much viewership after only half a season."

How in the world does this statement use hopefully and losing viewership = a good thing? Unless of course you'd like to see Ghost Rider buried.

Spirit of Vengeance? Really? sheesh...

Wiseguy 1/8/2010 10:35:28 AM

Agree, THOR pictures can leak soon enough. I want to see what Kevin Feige was talking about last week when he was talking about seeing the Asgardians in costume, can't wait

Green Lantern is another that we need some pictures as soon they're available. I'm hoping for a great job here for one of DC's best characters

Rob you forgot to add Captain America to the mix of excitement of 2010/2011

I enjoyed Ghost Rider but would've rather someone other than Cage for the role. But if he is coming back I'm getting on board the bike and hoping for a great film, definite room for improvement over the first. I also would've gone for one of the recent comic stories told recently, some really good ones this decade.

Btw, I have no confidence in Goyer to properly direct Ghost Rider. I say stick to writing.

Dafoe needs to stay out of Spidey 4, Raimi screwed the pooch by killing him off instead of making him his life long nemesis.  Yeah I loved the first but why kill him off.

Hooray for more GI JOE, can't wait for that sequel

silversurfer 1/8/2010 10:47:07 AM

This has reboot written all over it.....I would go with a completely different cast altogether.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 1/8/2010 10:48:04 AM

Well - Goblin died plenty in the comics and look where he is now; running America practically.  Nobody really knows the extent of the Goblin formula so it's fair to say that maybe it healed him and they just kept him somewhere so he can come up with some kind of master plan to bring Spidey down for good.  Just hope if they do they get fid of that stupid costume.  Don't know why they can't have something akin to the comic one; sort of a Grim Reaper type garb would have been perfect but green and a cool ass purple because some purple colors are pretty hardcore like the hoodie I am wearing presently.

gauleyboy420 1/8/2010 11:04:42 AM

I liked Ghostrider, so I'm all fr a sequel. Bring it on!

I hope they fix Cobra Commander for the second movie... Thats my biggest gripe, was his look

jfdavis 1/8/2010 11:30:25 AM

The best news: no Mendez  and frankly no Johnson though GR was better than DD.

If a ressurected Osborn is Sony's demand for the villian, I'm going to be none too pleased. I stopped reading the comics about the time they did that...

Now that the film has finally been given the go ahead, let's have some GL casting news like tomorrow... 

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