• A new THOR still, this time of the glorious halls of Asgard, with Thor kneeling before Odin, as Frigga (Rene Russo) Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Hogun (Tadanobu Asano) and Fandral (Josh Dallas) attend. As Splash Page points out, Loki is wearing his crazy ass Kirby helmet. Which is cool. Unlike the rest of this still, which looks like Asgard was made by cutting apart lots of old Ikea furniture and spray-painting it.
§ On the other hand, these PRIEST stills look nice. This movie, based on the manga of the same name, FINALLY comes out next year and stars Paul Bettany.
Not that one set of stills looking better than another means anything. The PRIEST stuff was just digitally graded better. I will say that all the THOR stuff we’re seeing had a kind of…FANTASTIC FOUR feel to it. And not in a good way.
• The last three RED posters, featuring Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker and Karl Urban, the only Beat It-Boy that we have yet to see in person. Maybe that will change at this year’s Comic-Con?
• During a chat-up on the Craig Ferguson show, Nicolas Cage confirmed that he would be returning as Ghost Rider. Crank-sters Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are supposed to be making the sequel nobody wanted. Please note that there is not going to be a GHOST RIDER 2 because everyone thought #1 was so awesome but because if Columbia doesn’t make one within a certain amount of time, the rights revert back to Disney, and GHOST RIDER would look great on Disney XD, right?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.