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This Friday, February 17th, Columbia Pictures will bring us Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the sequel to the 2007 film starring Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze, a.k.a. the Ghost Rider. Dread Central’s Nomad was lucky enough to sit down with Cage and have him share some Spirit of Vengeance knowledge with us.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance takes place eight years after the original film left off. “That’s eight years John Blaze has been on the lam in Eastern Europe,” Cage said. “He’s there because he doesn’t want to hurt anybody. He’s hiding out, knowing he can erupt into the Ghost Rider and cause a great deal of damage. So he’s far from home.”

And viewers will be happy to hear that this time away has left Johnny Blaze a darker individual. “In Mark Steven Johnson’s movie (the original Ghost Rider), the comedy comes from John Blaze trying to keep the curse at bay. He’s more like a child,” Cage said. “He’s eating stupid jelly beans and listening to very relaxing music because he doesn’t want to have the curse. With this version of John Blaze, he’s been living with it for eight years, and it’s taken a toll on his state of mind. The comedy in this comes much more from irony, sarcasm, cynicism, not unlike a cop or a paramedic that develops a dark sense of humor to deal with what he sees. So it’s an edgier John Blaze.”

Cage also felt he was able to put some of himself into the character. “Fortunately I’m working with filmmakers that create a very spontaneous atmosphere on the set where you can play and hopefully find some other bits of dialogue in the improv that also give it some flavor,” Cage said. “There’s very little CGI in the movie, just the skull and the fire and a bit of heat on the costume. But all the things you see are really happening. I would get into character. I would try to transform my body language and try to present a Ghost Rider that’s kind of enigmatic, like a bad dream.”

And although he was an avid Ghost Rider reader as a child, Cage feels his approach to the character is quite a bit different than in his youth. “As a child reading Ghost Rider when I was eight, it was more about trying to get my head around how could something that terrifying, using forces of evil, also be good,” Cage said, “and that was a very complicated thought process for an eight-year-old, as I’m sure you can imagine. But with the movie, at least Spirit of Vengeance, I wasn’t referring to anything except my own imagination as to how would a spirit of vengeance walk or how would he move his head or what can I give him that separates him from John Blaze, but still there’s that little bit of a connection and also how it would mess with his victims’ minds as well as the audiences’ minds in some way.”

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance opens this Friday, February 17th, in theaters everywhere.

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The Predator Lands In Ghost Recon: Wildlands



In one of the most unexpected announcements of the week, the Predator will be arriving in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands tomorrow as part in the form of a free DLC event titled “The Hunt”, which will last until early January. The event can either be played solo or in co-op, and if you are able to take down a Predator (which Ubisoft have promised won’t be easy), you’ll be rewarded with a ton of cool shit, including the Predator’s thermal vision helmet.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands was released to positive reviews back in March,with particular praise going towards the huge open world. Meanwhile, we’ll next be seeing the vicious alien hunters on the big screen when The Predator arrives on August 3, 2018.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: The Hunt Official Synopsis:
Ubisoft and FoxNext Games partner to bring the Predator to Ghost Recon Wildlands!

A new free mission is available for all players: The Predator hids in the Wildlands and he comes to find a new challenger. Hunt him and beat him in the hardest fight you ever known to get exclusive rewards!

New Predator contents are also available:
– Unlock new customisation items from the Predator movie as Predator gears and other iconic characters.
– Play as the Predator with the new PVP class in Ghost War.

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Hunt a Serial Killer Through Chicago In My Eyes On You



Developer Storymind Entertainment have released the first gameplay trailer for My Eyes On You, and it looks like we’re in for something completely truly unique, in terms of both visuals and narrative.

My Eyes On You takes place in a near future version of Chicago, with FBI agent Jordan Adalien hunting an elusive serial killer known only as the Man in the Red Mask. The decisions you make will also dictate whether the game’s plot stays closer to reality or heads in a supernatural direction, so you’d better be careful what you wish for. Whilst searching for clues will be one of your main areas of focus, combat will also play an important role, too.

The trailer for My Eyes On You certainly gives off a strong Blade Runner 2049 vibe, so if that’s your thing, you’re probably in for a great time. It will be available on PC and consoles, although a release date has not yet been confirmed.

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Netflix Renews The Punisher Solo Series for Season Two!



I’m going to let you guys into a bit of my life here and let you know that I am basically in a constant state of kicking myself for not having found the time to watch a single episode of Netflix’s “The Punisher” solo series.

I love the f*cking Punisher and I think Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of Frank Castle is quite possibly the best version (love ya, Tom Jane) of the character we have ever seen on screen.

Big or small.

It’s with this in mind that we wanted to share the awesome news the Netflix has officially given “The Punisher” the greenlight for season 2!

Yes, Frank Castle will be back to shoot more people in the back of the face sooner than later. The announcement was made recently on Facebook and you can check out the post below.

After that make sure to hit us up and let us know what you thought of the first season of Netflix’s “The Punisher” solo series in the comments below or on social media!

“The Punisher” is executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot, Jim Chory, and Jeph Loeb. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

The cast features Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Michael Nathanson, Jaime Ray Newman, Jason R Moore, and Paul Schulze.

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

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