Ever since Ghost Rider opened in 2007, it seems like the only person clamoring for a sequel has been Nicolas Cage. Now word is coming out that Columbia is so desperate to get a Ghost Rider sequel into production before the franchise rights revert back to Marvel's new owners, Disney, that they may rush it into production with a skull not Cage's bursting into flame.
Today's the day that Issue #1 of the four-chapter graphic novel N., based on Stephen King's short story of the same name, hits the retail market. As publisher Marvel Comics says, "No horror fan can afford to miss this alarming tale!"
Meet Nemesis. He's systematically been destroying the lives of every police chief in Asia, and he's now set his sights on Washington, DC. Between you and me, the police don't have a chance.
Like it or not, Nicolas Cage is coming back for a second go 'round as Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze. And it actually sounds like it could be decent.
Another day, another Stephen King story ... at least that's how it's seemed lately. Fans of the author's short story "N." should be happy to learn that Marvel will be publishing N., a new four-part graphic fiction adaptation of King's chilling story in his recently released collection Just After Sunset.
Last we heard about Ghost Rider 2, David Goyer said he hadn't signed on yet but plans were already under way to base the sequel on a script he had written previously. Now today comes word that he is confirmed as a producer for the next installment and will polish his nine-year-old screenplay (including reworking its hard R-rated nature for a PG-13 rating), and while the continuity won't necessarily get an overhaul, the tone is certainly shifting.
Variety reported today that Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit) is following up his rewrite of Spider-Man 4 with writing-directing duties on a solo spin-off movie based on the Marvel villain Venom that got shoehorned quite awkwardly into Spider-Man 3. I ask this in all honesty: Does anyone care about a Venom movie?
Nicolas Cage has been talking about a Ghost Rider sequel for over a year now (see an earlier story by Foy from 9/4/08) and nobody paid him much mind, but now the trades are getting into the act and throwing around David Goyer's name to boot.
The wacky Marvel Zombies hijinks continue as Marvel Zombies 4 (yes, we are up to 4 now!) picks up right where 3 left off. Apparently earth's mightiest rotting heroes are locked down under the watchful eye of an inter-dimensional defense agency known as A.R.M.O.R., but as the saying goes ... the best laid plans of mice and brain-starved, shambling super corpses often go awry.
If there was any doubt that The Hulk is still a force to be reckoned with, the over $135 million domestic box office haul by Ed Norton and Louis Leterrier's The Incredible Hulk (DVD/Blu-ray review here) has proven his incredible staying power as a Marvel comic icon.
Long before Marvel decided to kill and resurrect all of its most popular heroes for Marvel Zombies, the company had dipped its toes in the zombie pool with the series Tales of the Zombie, which ran from 1973-1975. Now Sideshow is celebrating Marvel’s first zombie with this badass collectible from Bowen Designs.
I know a lot of you out there, myself included, are eagerly looking forward to Marvel’s forthcoming comic translation of Stephen King’s The Stand, but you won’t have to wait too much longer. In fact, UGO has an exlclusive look at the first issue’s first six pages, to whet your apocalyptic appetite even more.
I was skeptical of even writing this article since I honestly don't believe a sequel to Ghost Rider (review) will ever actually see the light of day. But since Nic Cage insists on talking it up, even claiming he's spoken to the studio about returning for a sequel, I guess it's news-worthy.
Personally I can’t wait to see how Marvel does with its upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s seminal apocalypse novel The Stand. Just the excuse to read it again is enough for me. AICN managed to get its hands on the first art for the book, and needless to say I’m impressed. They promise to have more tomorrow so make sure you hit ‘em up again to see the rest!