The Supporting Cast

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  1. darthhalen

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    Does anybody here have some new info about additonal casting. I would think they may be announcing some of the actors by now, unless they are casting completely unknown australians in the movie, and leaving Nic as the sole draw for the film.
    I would have thought the villians would be halfway recognizable actors.
    What do you all think?(there isn't a thread for this already is there?) :hyper:
     
  2. BIGGUN

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    No info yet....but i wouldnt worry. sometimes they will wait right until the month of shooting to announce the rest of the cast.
    more than likely they are probably making their final decisions on the rest of the cast now and signing contracts.
    and i agree about the casting for the villains.....if you get a big name star as the hero you need someone halfway decent as the antagonist. im interested to see who Mark is gonna choose for Blackheart and Mephisto...wonder if hes going to pick some local talent in Australia?
    Clayton Watson (from the Matrix films) may be in the movie....but no one knows what role he was going for.
     
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    Seeing it was relevant, figured I'd post it here.

    I can't wait to hear some casting news. There's a lot to be told yet... and I'm just wondering what they're waiting for. Tell us damnit.

    I know, I know. It takes time. I'm just impatient. I have a burning desire to know more.
     
  4. The Flash

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    I hope to hear about some more casting news soon. It's seems to me, nobody cares about this movie. It's like at the bottom of the Marvel movie list, and that's wrong. :ghost:
     
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    Hey...I CARE!!! and to me that is all that matters :D
    but i bet you can expect more folks getting into it once they start releasing official pics or a trailer.
    Anyway...at the Blade Trinity premier there was a impromptu interview w/ Avi Arad (seen in the video at this site: http://www.iesb.net/movies2/movie121004c.php) and he said there will probably be casting announcements for GHOST RIDER in the next 10 days!
    get ready folks...hope its a good cast

    BTW: the premiere was held last Tues. 12/7 so it may be by next Friday or Sat. (12/17) that they will make the announcements.
     
  6. Hunter Rider

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    beat me to it BIGGUN:p
     
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    Should be anyway...

    What a great Christmas gift that would be for all of us.
     
  8. The Kryptonian

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    Heck yeah it would. That'd be some major news for us fans. I wonder if Clayton Watson will get cast in some role in GR?

    And I can't believe I'm going to say this but, I'm looking forward to Ghost Rider and other comic movies more than I am Superman. The casting of Supes just killed me.
     
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    CASTING IN TEN DAYS!!!! SWEET!
    This softens the blow of my Cowboys being knocked out of playoff contention, not that I thought they would make it, but you never know.
    My bet is the cast will be primarily unknowns. I really have no guess as to who the villians will be.
     
  10. The Flash

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    Oh no, I was actually talking about Hollywood in General. There's been no talk about it on TV or anything. Those movie news shows like E! or Entertainment Tonight and Etc.

    But anyway, I'm looking forward to them finally announcing the cast next Friday or Saturday. I so can't wait.
     
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    ahhh...well i would wait a bit on that...probably somewhere closer to the release date or when Marvel starts the media blitz. that by the way im really really REALLY looking foward to :)
    after 20+ years Ghost Rider will finally be recognized by the media. never thought that would happen...heh
    the media may start mentioning Cage working on GR when they start shooting...we could start hearing them mention it in January. soon...very very soon :D
     
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    Damn this soon stuff. I've been waiting years with 'soon' as the only news popping up now and again. Getting this close to production, I've become quite anxious...
     
  13. The Flash

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    When they first casted Cage, I'm suprised they didn't mention anything then. They always buzz about a new Nicolas Cage movie, but why didn't they buzz about Ghost Rider. I hope this is true about hearing some news very soon. Like Flamehead, I've been waiting for production to start for a long time too. And it's finally gonna happen. :) :) :)
     
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    nothing new but Clayton Watson had a little bit of news (or "non-news" if you prefer :)) on GR. taken from the online Australian news sourse "The Advertiser":

    "Let's not forget the possibility of Watson starring alongside Nicolas Cage and Jon Voight in a $40 million adaptation of the comic classic Ghost Rider for which he has auditioned.

    "No news is usually good news," he says. "You know you're doing the gig when you're sitting on the plane drinking champagne." "

    eh...not much but it might seem (at least to him) he could have a role in the film.
     
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    that article was posted on 12/14...so yeah it should be new. IMO its more than likely that the writer/interviewer was still going on the old info that Voight was still going to star. another case of not following up on the latest news...like that "Cage upset w/ script/ not gonna star" fiasco....
    of course if the guy was a regular poster/reader of our Ghost Rider forums he would know better :D

    ALTHOUGH...you never know at this point. maybe the producers changed thier minds and were able to get Voight in the movie somehow. can never tell w/ those Hollywood types...heh.
    anyway, hopefully they will say something about the cast tomorrow....
     
  16. The Flash

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    I guess we'll know when we know. No point on wasting time wondering who the rest of the cast is.

    I do hope to hear some news about casting soon, but if I don't, then I don't.
     
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    heh...i dont think he would outright lie.....more than likely they are trying to get through the usual crap like signing every paper in a contract and having their lawyers going over everything 3 times. hopefully its just a short delay and maybe we will get the line up by xmas.
    i mean we are going to hear it soon.....we have too if they are going to shoot in late Jan. ....unless of course Ghost Rider is gonna be a one man show w/ Cage playing all the parts...Blaze, Mephisto, Ghost Rider,....Roxanne :D
     
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    Nic dressed in a skirt. Very strange images come to mind... Let's change the subject.

    Why can't I live in Australia? Why?
     
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    Cage running around in a skirt and red wig screaming in a high pitched voice "Help Johnny help me!!!" ....now THAT would make GR into a true horror film!! lol

    i think they chose Australia just to tick us off....
    1st they said they would film in Canada.....and then it was Texas.
    BUT NOOOOOOOOOO......they had to chose Australia of all places! heh...
    cant believe they were actually considering my home state of Texas for the film. ARGGHHHH!!!! so close.
    if they did that i would have taken all of my vacation time at work just to be an extra in the film. i guess some things are not meant to be :(
     
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    new interview w/ Cage from: http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0900...88707&method=full&siteid=50082-name_page.html

    here is the snippet concernig GR:

    "Meanwhile, there's another long-cherished project on which Cage has set his heart - Ghost Rider, based on the Marvel Comics series about the eponymous demon motorcyclist. Having once been attached to the new Superman project - even getting as far as having fittings for the costume - it might be the nearest that Cage will ever get to playing a big-screen superhero.

    "Ghost Rider is a project that I've been linked to for about four years now. I love the character, as I think he's fascinating and complex. As far as superhero films go, cinematically he's going to be the most interesting character ever in a movie.

    "He's cinematically the most naturally fit. But it's still something we're talking about."

    this was dated 12/17....and Cage says "its still something we're talking about". hmmmm.....we need some official casting announcements to finally settle this thing about Cage signing on or not.
     
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    i hope that is the case as well....thing is you never know what might come up /happen in these movie deals. especially when it comes to Ghost Rider...
     
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    Some news...but from David Goyer? from http://www.darkhorizons.com/news04/041218e.php

    "First up at a public Q&A screening in Sydney this week, Director David Goyer confirmed that Ghost Rider will definitely be shooting in Melbourne and when a member of the audience asked if Nic Cage was locked in to star, he said "Yeah he is, well, as of four days ago".

    weird....only 4 days ago? thought he signed on way before that. interesting
     
  23. darthhalen

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    JEEEZ, I though this was already a done deal. I'm sure at this point, Cage has been signed for awhile, but I guess you never know.
    Have you noticed that when one article comes out spreading doubt about Cage's casting another report comes out almost immediately saying he's a lock. I feel both of these recent reports are bogus and just articles put together from other reports.
    I was hoping to hear something about the rest of the cast by now, especially after what Avi said. Although, I followed what he says for awhile now and he always exaggerates most things. He kept saying there would be a director for the FF movie announced on certain dates and they were always way off. However, despite his dates being almost always wrong, if he said something was to be announced, the announcement did come eventually.
    I'm still keeping my fingers crossed until filming actually starts.
     
  24. The Flash

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    I still don't get why this kind of stuff is all some big secret? Why don't they just tell us if an actor is signed or not? Why do they give us the runaround? They do this with a lot of movies, and all I say is ''It's just a movie''.

    :ghost:
     
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    I know guys...but what can you do? those Hollywood types are nuts! Yes he signed...no i havent signed yet....yes he signed, about 4 days ago...i wont sign but my 3rd cousin twice removed will sign. heh

    anyway found some more news from MTV.com where an article about Cage confirms that he willl start "Ghost Rider" in January after "Lord of War".

    http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1494915/12152004/story.jhtml

    "In January, once "Lord of War" wraps, Cage will begin shooting "Ghost Rider," a dream movie for the avid comic-book fan who was once in talks to play Superman.

    "Comic books were one of the ways I learned how to read," Cage said. "I was always fascinated by the mythology of them. I discovered a kindred spirit in Stan Lee. I always felt they would be successful as films even before they became successful. They're a wonderful sort of alternative world to lose yourself in."

    good to hear that a popular entertainment news site has confirmed him signing.....even though its only MTV. hopefully this means they will make those casting announcements this week.
     

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