First Badass Art in San Diego for 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'!
He Rides Again. Don't forget that another big comic book movie rolling out the red carpet at Comic-Con is Sony's Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the return of Nicolas Cage as Marvel's Ghost Rider, this time left in the care of the directors of Crank/Crank: High Voltage - Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor. Ever since we heard that they got the greenlight to make their own balls-to-the-wall Ghost Rider movie, I had a feeling it would turn out badass, and if the early marketing artwork for it is any indication, this might be one of the surprise hits of Comic-Con. Two posters were found on display in San Diego that you must see.
The photos come from the SuperHeroHype gallery and show some of Sony's outdoor Comic-Con marketing. I just think those two skull posters look badass, exactly like the crazy awesome Ghost Rider imagery you'd expect from a movie like this. I want more! Update: It took four months, but we finally have the high res of the two graphic art skull posters seen below. To view them, and other Ghost Rider posters - click here.
As you may notice, there's also a little Spider-Man in there off to the side, as the building also has a few Spidey ads but they're not that exciting. Same logo shot we've seen of Marc Webb's new Spider-Man before.
As for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, well, they've got some big plans for Comic-Con so stay tuned for the Sony panel on Friday. Brian Taylor told Collider back in March that "we're gonna do a huge splash at the Comic-Con. That's when we really want people to see what the new, evolved Ghost Rider looks like as well as the first peeks at the villains." That villain is said to be Blackout, played by Johnny Whitworth. Taylor also says that this new movie is "100% different from the first movie, everything, except for Nic. We want the character to look different, feel different, sound different. The backstory of the character’s different, the origin of the story is expanded upon…" Can't wait to see the footage on Friday! Sony/Columbia has Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance scheduled to land in theaters February 17th, 2012 early next year.