The dust has barely settled on 2011′s cinematic superhero showdown but we’re already just two months away from the start of next year’s action as Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance revs its way into cinemas and – with the release date fast approaching – Yahoo Movies have now debuted a second theatrical trailer to compliment the new poster that arrived earlier in the week.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance sees Nicolas Cage return as Marvel’s anti-hero Johnny Blaze, with Crank directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor taking over from Mark Steven Johnson, who helmed Cage’s first Ghost Rider outing in the poorly-received 2007 original. Cage is joined in the cast by Idris Elba (Thor), Ciarán Hinds (John Carter), Violante Placido (The American) and Christopher Lambert (Highlander), while Johnny Whitworth (Limitless) also stars as the villainous Blackout.
The sequel recently screened at Aint It Cool News founder Harry Knowles’ ‘Butt-Numb-A-Thon’ to near universal derision and with Cage’s diminishing track record (see Season of the Witch, Drive Angry, Justice and Trespass for this year alone), it doesn’t seem to be looking good for Spirit of Vengeance. Still, the latest trailer is certainly an improvement over the first and it looks like there could be some entertaining action sequences on offer, if nothing else. Take a look for yourself…
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance hits cinemas on February 17th, 2012, where it will hope to steal a march on rival superhero flicks The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises. Hmm… good luck with that.