As the week after New Year’s limps slowly along, it appears the newest comic movie footage we’re going to get is this TV spot for Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance. It doesn’t really have anything new or interesting in it, but it is a nice reminder that Ghost Rider 2 exists and is coming out, which, frankly, I’d already forgotten at some point between the last trailer and today. Question: When Nic Cage says “There’s good and bad in all of us” do you think he’s in character as Ghost Rider, or is he just Nic Cage talking about his cinematic career? I think it works either way, personally. (Via Bloody Disgusting)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.