BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Marvel likes to throw us curveballs. The one for Ant-Man, however, could possibly mean the inclusion of a surprise villain to battle both the size-shrinking Scott Lang and the rampaging Yellowjacket.
For now, what we know about Ant-Man is that it will be the final movie in Marvel’s Phase Two, and it’s going to establish Scott Lang (Rudd), Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) as vital components of Marvel’s history… and the history of The Avengers. Find out how when the movie opens in theaters on July 17.
Marvel’s secrets are not safe. Intrepid reports have been breaking through the firewall and security details to gain all the information they can on the upcoming movies, and, for better or worse, we already know quite a bit about what’s coming for us down the road. But we’d never expect to see someone like Peyton Reed, the director of Ant-Man, to spoil his own movie.
Now that Marvel has unleashed Avengers: Age of Ultron unto the world and continues its worldwide box-office domination, the studio behind Earth’s Mightiest Heroes can focus on their next big (ahem, small) film: Ant-Man. A new poster for the size-shrinking hero has arrived.
As the connected cinematic universe of Marvel Studios gets set to unveil its latest crown jewel with Avengers: Age of Ultron next week, the film that will immediately follow in the continuity, Ant-Man is still in the odd position of having to explain its place in the grander scheme. This is a fact not lost on star, Paul Rudd, as he attempts to illustrate where the film falls, genre-wise.
Marvel’s Ant-Man is becoming kind of a big deal, at least in terms of its marketing. Movie posters for the upcoming superhero film starring Paul Rudd have been popping up all over the place, but in new and seriously unexpected ways.
We got a brief glimpse of the new Ant-Man trailer last night during the MTV Movie Awards/Game of Thrones season 5 premiere (depending on which you chose to watch), and now the full footage has been released online.
We see plenty of scenes of Ant-Man and Yellowjacket fighting it out in numerous locations. One involves a helicopter. But one involves a model train set in what looks like a little girl’s bedroom set, and there is a visual joke involving Thomas the Tank Engine that might be one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.
As is common for many major blockbusters, Ant-Man recently underwent reshoots, and as a result, fans will see a shift in protagonist Scott Lang that reportedly draws the character closer to how the original director Edgar Wright wrote him.
Anyone the least bit familiar with the character in the upcoming Ant-Man would tell you that a potential big screen superhero story would likely be filled with comedy. Well, according to one of the film’s co-stars, not only is the film filled with lightheartedly hilarious moments, it may even remind moviegoers of another Marvel movie that had fans "hooked on a feeling."
Ant-Man will include many lighthearted moments interspersed among the superhero and heist elements. One of these humorous scenes will be a sparring match between Scott Lang and Hank Pym’s daughter Hope Van Dyne.
Ant-Man star, Judy Greer discusses the role comedy will play in the upcoming Marvel summer epic.
Are you ready for our best look yet at the villainous Yellowjacket in this year’s Ant-Man? While Marvel was busy dropping the latest Avengers 2 trailer online for the masses, a new batch of photos from Paul Rudd’s size-shrinking superhero heist film has also debuted. Aside from the Ant-Man trailer, this is our best look yet at the film, and we have a fantastic look at the villain wreaking havoc.
The Guardians of the Galaxy comparison is significant for Ant-Man for two reasons. One, James Gunn’s film went on to become the highest-grossing domestic release of 2014, amassing $333 million in theaters last year. But Guardians also marked Marvel branching away from the household names of The Hulk and Iron Man, introducing a new team of B-level heroes.
Paul Rudd partially signed on to Ant-Man for the experience of working with director Edgar Wright, so naturally the filmmaker's departure had a pretty big impact on the actor.
According to a press release that accompanied the trailer, Edgar Wright is being credited as an executive producer on Ant-Man. He also receives a “Story By” credit. But Wright’s name does not appear as a screenwriter alongside Paul Rudd and Adam McKay, despite him spending years developing the material.
At long last we have our first look at Paul Rudd all dolled up in his Ant-Man costume for the big Marvel movie debut. Before the big trailer reveal, take a gander at our newest (and smallest) hero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Ant-Man joke was funny. And it probably works better on people who weren’t already fired up for the upcoming solo Marvel feature. Then, there are the rest of us who have been tracking every stage of the movie’s development.
After Marvel teased us with an ant-sized trailer teaser, they finally caved and now have given us a look at the full, human-sized version of the clip.
Just when you thought you couldn't be more excited for Marvel Studios' 2015 line up, out pops this beauty of a look at July's Ant-Man! Prepare for some bearded Michael Douglas in your future!