Yesterday, Marvel Studios released a short preview teaser of their Cinematic Universe "Phase Two" which starts next month with Iron Man 3 and will end with The Avengers 2 in 2015. The teaser included a little footage of Iron Man 3, but the full, nearly five minute "Phase Two" preview not only offers a longer look at Iron Man 3 (including interviews with Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley and director Shane Black) but the rest of the "Phase Two" movies as well.
Behind-the-scenes footage is revealed from Thor: The Dark World, with director Alan Taylor (HBO's Game of Thrones) explaining that Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) will join Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Asgard, while concept art from Captain America: The Winter Soldier is revealed and directors Anthony and Joe Russo discuss what's in store for Cap (Chris Evans) in the sequel. Even Guardians of the Galaxy gets a mention, with more concept art revealed and director James Gunn briefly talks about the "space epic" before the real treat of the "Phase Two" preview is revealed: a few seconds of director Edgar Wright's test footage for 2015's Ant-Man, all before Joss Whedon can end the preview with a brief update of what's happening with The Avengers 2. watch the preview >> Posted 04.03.13 by Ryan
Who Should Play the Fashionista Founding Avenger?
It's hard to find a moviegoer who has seen The Avengers who didn't love the movie — it's got a 92% approval rating among critics and an incredible 96% approval rating among fans on aggregate review site RottenTomatoes. Nevertheless, some die-hard comic book fans are still a little bent out of shape that Ant-Man and Wasp weren't included in some way, considering the diminutive heroes were both founding members of the super team in the Marvel comic books (Wasp even christened the team "Avengers" after their first battle with Loki). Though it hasn't specifically been said, it's generally understood that Marvel President of Production Kevin Feige has held Ant-Man in reserve to give co-writers Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) time to finish their Ant-Man screenplay.
What does Ant-Man have to do with Wasp, you ask? Well, wealthy debutante Janet Van Dyne, a.k.a. Wasp, has been linked to Henry "Hank" Pym, a.k.a. Ant-Man, since her first appearance in Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963). Initially only Pym's lab assistant, Van Dyne eventually teamed up with Ant-Man as Wasp — using the same "Pym Particles" that Hank uses to shrink, but also undergoing a procedure that gave her wings and a bio-chemical energy blast dubbed "wasp's stings" — to avenge her father's death. The two fell in and out of love over the years, but Van Dyne has always fought the good fight as Wasp whenever she has been needed. It's possible that Marvel will introduce Wasp in The Avengers 2, but considering her connection to Pym, we're betting on her making her big screen debut in Ant-Man, which hits theaters six months after the Avengers sequel. Who do you think has the right stuff to play the socialite superhero?
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Posted 10.21.12 by BrentJS
Who Should Play the Ant-Whispering Founding Avenger?
Comic book movie fans were treated to some great news yesterday, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. In addition to announcing that Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World will be released in 3D, Marvel Studios' parent company finally put co-writer (with Joe Cornish) and director Edgar Wright's (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) Ant-Man adaptation on its slate of upcoming superhero movies, revealing the movie will be released on November 6, 2015, just six months after The Avengers 2 hits theaters.
Despite being a founding member of The Avengers in the Marvel comic books, Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym, a.k.a. Ant-Man, has yet to make an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This could be due to Ant-Man's lack of popularity or because Marvel "reserved" the character for Wright, who has been working on his Ant-Man script for years, but the most likely reason is that Wright's Ant-Man won't be scientist-turned-superhero Hank Pym at all, but some other hero, a "bad-ass secret agent" with size-changing powers. Help us cast the Ant-Man movie by telling us who you think has what it takes to play a mini-James Bond with a kookie helmet.
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Posted 10.17.12 by BrentJS
Rumors that the long-developing adaptation of Ant-Man could arrive in 2014 continue to grow for Marvel's miniature superhero. The rumors began in May when director Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) vaguely discussed that he would shoot "some" Ant-Man and the upcoming comedy The World's End (with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) "this year," which was perhaps a bit of a red herring after it was revealed that Wright shot some Ant-Man test footage in June.
That footage was revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con, but instead of announcing a release date for Ant-Man, Marvel gave their second 2014 slot to Guardians of the Galaxy instead. Marvel Studios' co-president Louis D'Esposito later revealed that 2014 "might be an opportunity where we do a third film" instead of their standard two. The latest Ant-Man rumor has production starting as early as spring or summer 2013. Ant-man to follow Thor 2? >> Posted 08.01.12 by Ryan
Marvel unveiled some of the test footage of director Edgar Wright's adaptation of Ant-Man at this year's Comic-Con, but, while Guardians of the Galaxy has been confirmed to be the movie that follows Captain America: The Winter Solider in 2014, the question remains where Ant-Man will fall in Marvel's upcoming slate. Wright already has his hands full with the upcoming comedy The World's End which he will shoot with Simon Pegg later this fall. With Guardians of the Galaxy taking Marvel's second release date in 2014, when is Marvel planning to release Ant-Man? According to Louis D'Esposito, Marvel Studios' co-president, it could arrive as early as 2014. At least, that's what he inferred during an interview with Collider. Ant-Man could be in 2014? >> Posted 07.17.12 by Ryan
Before The Avengers exploded on screens, Marvel Studios had already constructed their future plans, setting release dates for Iron Man 3 (May 3, 2013) and Thor 2 (November 8, 2013), while putting Captain America 2 into the first of two scheduled release dates for 2014 (April 4). The second 2014 release date (May 16) has been rumored to be several other Marvel projects, including a The Black Panther movie, director Edgar Wright's (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) long-in-development adaptation of Ant-Man and, most recently, Guardians of the Galaxy, even as it has been moved moved from May to August 16. It looks like the latter movie is becoming the most likely to arrive in 2014. Guardians of the Galaxy on their way? >> Posted 07.05.12 by Ryan
After the success of The Avengers, Marvel is moving forward with several possible projects to fill their already-scheduled 2014 release date that will follow Captain America 2. While rumors suggest that a The Black Panther movie could be in Marvel's pipeline, however, director Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) has been working on an adaptation of finished shooting an Ant-Man test reel that will show the tone and look of the movie, as well as how the superhero's powers will look onscreen. Wright has been going back and forth with Marvel over the Ant-Man script for years, which Wright co-wrote with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). For readers of Marvel's comic books, the character was an obvious omission from The Avengers, where Ant-Man was a founding member. what about Guardians of the Galaxy? >> Posted 06.29.12 by Ryan
The Marvel movie rumor mill is cranking out more intriguing "news." On the heels of the rumor that the X-Men: First Class sequel will be based on the "Days of Future Past" storyline, comes the rumor that another comic book Avenger is going to get his own movie: Black Panther.
The source of the rumor is Latino Review, which claims that four different sources have revealed that T'Challa, aka the Black Panther, will be the next character to get his own movie. Marvel already has a 2014 release date scheduled but hasn't yet announced what project will fill that date. (Captain America 2 is scheduled for April 4, 2014.) Documentarian Mark Bailey was hired to write the movie's screenplay early last year and the report claims that the script is "awesome." more about Black Panther >> Posted 06.06.12 by Ryan
First off, we should point out that director Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) is shooting a new movie this year for sure: The World's End with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The third in Pegg and Wright's Cornetto ice cream–inspired "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy (which started with Shaun of the Dead and continued with Hot Fuzz), The World's End will see a group of childhood friends reunite for an epic pub crawl they attempted 20 years prior, only to find that their quest to drink their way to the World's End pub is interrupted by a possible end to humankind. Wright co-wrote the movie with Pegg.
Deadline reported last week that The World's End will start shooting this September, which leads to the question: How can Wright also shoot his long-developing Empire podcast.
more from wright on Ant-Man >> Posted 05.16.12 by Ryan
Things are happening, and other things are happening on other things as well. There’s some interesting plates spinning and I ideally hope I’ll be shooting this year.
The movie doesn't open for a few weeks, but the The Avengers is already receiving positive word-of-mouth, especially for writer-director Joss Whedon's use of the Hulk. (This is the first movie appearance for the Marvel character since 2008's The Incredible Hulk and the third since 2003's Hulk — with Mark Ruffalo being the third actor to play the role.)
So far Marvel has three solo movies planned for the Avengers team: 2013's Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 and 2014's Captain America 2. However, there are no plans for another solo Hulk movie. For his part, Ruffalo told IGN that he would "love" to make another Hulk movie.
what are marvel's plans for Hulk? >> Posted 04.17.12 by Ryan
Why not! It was the one character — you know, I was a comic book fan when I was a kid and I always loved the Hulk. When The Incredible Hulk, that [TV] show, came on, I would not miss that. And so if I was going to find myself in that world, this would be the guy that I would be most interested in doing. To make a very short answer long: Yeah, I'd love to have him do his own movie.