There's a whole mess of new photos from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance online! Plus: We've got new clips from Young Justice and Smallville! It's your Comics2Film T minus 4!
Smallville returns this Friday! The CW has provided a video preview of the new episode called "Collateral". Here's the official description:
Clark (Tom Welling), Oliver (Justin Hartley), Lois (Erica Durance) and Dinah (guest star Alaina Huffman) are released by the VRA after being captured at Hawkman’s funeral but each of them have flashbacks of Chloe (Allison Mack) holding them against their will. When Chloe returns, Dinah warns the others that Chloe may now be a traitor. Oliver dismisses her concerns but Clark is unsure if he can trust Chloe after she disappeared without an explanation. Cassidy Freeman also stars. Morgan Beggs directed the episode written by Jordan Hawley.
Watch the "Collateral" episode of Smallville at 8pm on Friday, January 28th on The CW.
Cartoon Network have provide us with two videos and a handful of images from this Friday's episode of Young Justice, entitled "Drop Zone". Here's the description of the segment:
"On their first official assignment – a covert recon mission to the Venom-producing island of Santa Prisca – The Team finds itself caught in a struggle between the deadly Bane and cult leader Kobra for possession of something far worse than they suspected."
"Drop Zone" airs Friday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. on Cartoon Network
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Edward Mazmanian's outstanding Marvel Movies Facebook page has been dropping a ton of photos and videos from the shoot of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. The film stars Nicolas Cage and is directed by the Crank team of Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine.
The latest set has a close-up look at the weathered (and possibly burnt) motor cycle that Nicholas Cage's Johnny Blaze has been seen riding around on. We've previously identified the bike as a modified Star Vmax. We're not sure if this is truly the "Hell Cycle" version that Blaze's alter ego will ride. We'd expect that it'll be modified further by CGI effects.
More intriguing are photos of a figure wearing white-face makeup and sporting a leather jacket with dots all over it. It's unclear from the quality of the photos if those dots are metal studs or not, but there's some speculation that they could be reference dots used in the motion capture of an actor's performance. That would suggest it's Nic Cage wearing the white-face as part of his mo-cap performance of the Spirit of Vengeance. On the other hand, this character's jacket looks kind of puffy compared to the svelte riding leather Cage is seen wearing in other images. But again, if this is Ghost Rider then his entire appearance could change.
Co-Director Brian Taylor previously touted the fact that Cage would play the flame-skulled hero of the movie this time around, rather than leaving the mo-cap to stunt players.
"Zarathos is the spirit of vengeance that inhabits John Blaze when he becomes Ghost Rider," Taylor said, stating what most fans already know. However, he went on to reveal something new. "Unlike the 1st movie, where the Rider was stiffly acted out by a various stunt guys, Nic will be playing all the Ghost Rider stuff himself – and we are creating a whole physical language for the demon that is different from the human Blaze."
Indeed, in one of the photos the white-faced rider is seen with Blaze's bike.
We're still over a year a way from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance which arrives in theaters in February, 2012.
What do you think, Maniacs? Do we like Cage's bike? Are we psyched for GHOST RIDER 2? Post your comments below...
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