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Fanboy Fix: 'Kick-Ass' Trailer, 'Ghost Rider 2' and 'District 9' Prequel

Second 'Kick-Ass' Trailer Kicks Some Ass

One of my five must-see movies of 2010, Lionsgate has released the second full-length trailer for Kick-Ass, which looks pretty damn sweet even though all the cussing and violence is toned down to a PG-13 level. Obviously the studio wants to sell this to as wide an audience as possible, and while it won't be suitable for the young ones, I think the teenagers on up are going to have a field day with it.
The film follows an average dorky teenager who decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers. This trailer gives you more of a taste of the story – how the kid beats up some criminals, becomes a hero on YouTube and inspires other lunatics to join in, etc … Nic Cage looks to be channeling some Pulp Fiction-esque dialogue with a weird Batman-ish costume, and I can already see the kids bowing down to Hitgirl. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. Kick-Ass hits theaters on April 16th.



'Ghost Rider 2' Still in the Works
And speaking of weird Nicolas Cage roles, apparently they're still working on a sequel to the film Ghost Rider, even though no one seems to be interested in returning to that bizarre based-on-a-comic universe. Speaking to Collider, producer Mike De Luca said they currently have a script outline and the working title is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Nicolas Cage will most likely return, and the film will take our characters to Europe. Says De Luca, "We wanted to kind of signal that we're as different from the first movie just because we want to be fresh and new as you can get in terms of getting away from southwestern kind of pseudo-western thing." No director is attached just yet, and Eva Mendes won't be returning.
What do you think? Do you even want a Ghost Rider sequel? Did you see the first one?
Director Teases 'District 9' Prequel
In a great three-part interview with director Neill Blomkamp over at the LA Times, the man behind one of this past summer's biggest hits (and awards contenders) spoke not only about the future of his career, but also about whether he sees potential in more District 9 films. Blomkamp admitted that the story intrigues him, but hesitated to want to continue on with a sequel that would most likely feature aliens coming to earth to wreak havoc. He says, "If you go forward [with his story beyond "District 9"] it's more of a traditional film but if you go backward I'd be intrigued in that. I'm not so interested in aliens coming back and blowing things up but [a prequel] might be interesting."
Neill Blomkamp on the set of 'District 9'
Personally, I'm not so sure a prequel would be all that interesting. I mean, we know what happens – aliens come down, get stuck and then get put in camps. Of course there's probably a cool story you could carve out of that, but I bet more people would be interested in following Wikus to see how he got on after being transformed.
What are your thoughts on sequel vs. prequel?
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