Marvel dropped a new trailer today for its upcoming film Ant-Man and the Wasp, which means it’s time once again to pore over any motorcycle chase scenes to see which models were used. To our surprise, the scenes in the trailer did not feature a Harley-Davidson, which has long been a partner of Marvel, but a Triumph Thruxton R.
If you’re already a fan of grand prix motorcycle racing, Hitting the Apex will transport you from the stands inside the garages and beyond, occasionally into the living rooms of the riders themselves. Any sports documentary capable of doing that must be deemed a success.
They say money makes the world go round, and in this case, it also sent the movie reels rollin’. The making of the 88-minute documentary Greasy Hands Preachers, a cinematic ode to the soul-nurturing value of getting your hands dirty doing what you love, in this instance building custom motorcycles, took the talent, dedication and commitment of the film makers. Next, toss in the participation of several of the planet’s leading bike builders, $103,705 pledged via Kickstarter group funding by a ton of people from all over the world, and cap it off with some corporate coin from BMW Motorrad, Motul, and Belstaff. Bottom line, it was a global group effort with thousands of hands literally reaching into their pockets to make the production of Greasy Hand Preachers a reel-ality. Among the backers was bike fan Orlando Bloom, who is listed as one of the Executive Producers and who appears in the film obviously having a blast.