‘Ghost Rider 2′ Posters: Screaming Skulls Spit Bullets & Catch Fire

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Nicolas Cage may be reprising his role as Johnny Blaze in the upcoming Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, but otherwise the Marvel comic book superhero is getting a complete makeover in the sequel.

Early footage shown at the 2011 New York Comic-Con and in the Spirit of Vengeance trailer painted the flick as being a far cry from director Mark Steven Johnson’s generally-disliked 2007 Ghost Rider movie. The sequel not only looks to feature some hyper-stylized cinematography and action sequences (courtesy of Crank directing duo Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor); it also appears to have fully embraced the gritty and supernatural horror roots of the eponymous character.

It shouldn’t be too long until a full-length theatrical preview for Spirit of Vengeance is unleashed, given the film’s approaching release date. However, in the meantime, we have something else for your viewing pleasure: four new (unofficial) posters that do a nice job of reflecting the violently messy and grungy aesthetic that Neveldine and Taylor favored for the project (note: there’s a running theme of skulls here, in case you couldn’t tell).

Check out those Ghost Rider one-sheets in the gallery below:

Here is an official plot summary for Spirit of Vengeance:

Johnny (Cage) – still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter – is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciarán Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider, but it is the only way to protect the boy – and possibly rid himself of his curse forever.

A lot of fans are hesitant about getting behind the Ghost Rider sequel at this point – in part due to their dislike of its predecessor, but also because of a lack of faith in Neveldine and Taylor’s filmmaking skills (their previous movies do tend to incite love/hate reactions). There’s also the question of Cage’s ability to deliver anything but an over-the-top or hammy performance. To be fair, there’s legitimate reason for concern, in all those regards.

On the other hand: Spirit of Vengeance looks pretty thrilling and grim so far. Plus, the cast also includes great character actors like Hinds (see: Road to Perdition, Munich, The Debt, etc.) and increasingly-popular fan-favorite, Idris Elba (28 Weeks Later, American Gangster, Thor, etc.) in important roles. So that definitely helps.

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance hits 2D and 3D theaters around the U.S. on February 17th, 2012.

Source: JoBlo, Superhero Hype (via /Film)

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  1. well, can’t be any worse than the original. How long do you think it’ll take Cage to get into his hairpiece this time?

    • Hopefully it isn’t as distracting this time around ha in all seriousness though, im looking forward to it more than the amazing spider man. Which is odd for me because I like emma stone martin sheen and rhyse ifans. I just like the look and overall tone of this ghost rider. Pretty sick of spiderman to be honest…

  2. I like the one-sheets a lot. As well as the trailer so far. It’s exactly what they should have done with the first movie.

  3. pics look pretty kool

  4. Nick Cage will always have a job in Hollywood, but the question is why?
    I believe when John Travolta and Nicolas Cage exchanged faces, they also exchanged bad personalities. How else can you explain their dying acting careers? Nick Cage hair changes in every movie and so does John Trovolta’s hair. Cage plays an assassin and so does John. Screenrant’s next idea “Face Off of Nick Cage vs. John Trovolta” similarities and differences between them. I don’t hate these guys, but their movies roles suck. Onward with GR2. Maybe Nick and John need to Face Off again in another movie because Nick Cage character “Castor Troy” died in the movie having John’s(Sean Archer) face. How about two mob kings face off and takes over the other persons life to destroy each other organization with in? Call it Face2Face. I know the name sound corney, but eh.

  5. Intense.

  6. Best thing they could have done was recast JB. Nic Cage = crud.

  7. Plus, he p****s fire!

  8. A little something for all the detractors:

    http://www.fakeposters.com/posters/2011/12/04/2jie52bfkq