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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!
One of the changes is relatively minor, and one is potentially massive, in the grand scheme of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Because this is Ant-Man, let’s start small and (eventually) go big.
If you've been looking for a reason to get excited about Ant-Man, then look no further! Adam McKay spoke to the script work he had been brought in to do, and not only does it sound fun, but Paul Rudd's contributions sound killer as well!
Justin Long has admitted that he “freaked out“ the night before he played George Harrison in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Long was overwhelmed by the opportunity to play the favorite member of his favorite band, which he did alongside Paul Rudd’s John Lennon, Jack Black’s Paul McCartney and Jason Schwartzman’s Ringo Starr.
USA Today shared the image, with some insight into the filming and the process that Peyton Reed and the new Ant-Man crew will undergo. This is a shot of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, a criminal who will be pulled into the Marvel universe by an unexpected mentor, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas).
Mark your calendars, folks: the Sausage Party is nigh! For those of you who can't get enough details about Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's undoubtedly nasty foray into animated features, you'll be please to hear that we've got word on three new cast members and a release date in mind for the film. If you're not yet giggling too hard from the unintended puns, then just wait until you read the actual article.
Few knew what the future held for director Michel Hazanavicius when he took home the Oscar for Best Director and Best Picture at the Academy Awards for The Artist. A French director making a silent film in the 21st century? It's hard to figure out where to go from there. But if a new, long-dormant project called Will kicks up, it appears Michel Hazanavicius could be moving towards broad comedy.
Within the past decade, the parody film has been brought to the level of extinction. The landscape has been dominated by crass punchlines, stupid reference humor, and films that have no payoff outside of their own laughter at their own jokes. Some people think that the parody is dead. We are not those people, and we’ve got just the trailer to prove that parody is not dead – it’s just being mistreated by horrible writers.
Exciting as the casting of Michael Douglas as Hank Pym is, there’s evidence that suggests that there is more to come. Looking at both recent revelations and old, it’s entirely possible that we will soon end up hearing about the casting of a third Ant-Man. No, I don’t mean Eric O’Grady - I’m talking about young Hank Pym.
After a big money dispute earlier this year, Robert Downey Jr. signed a contract that will see him star in The Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Avengers 3... but that's it. At this time there are no plans on the books for an Iron Man 4 and the character's future plot-wise is totally up in the air. But that's where Ant-Man and Paul Rudd come in.
For those unfamiliar with the comics, Hank Pym is a scientist who has an incredible breakthrough when he discovers what he dubs "Pym particles." This substance allows him to shrink down to the size of an ant, but keep the proportional strength of a human being.
Remember Mac and Me? If not, you’re probably better off. The film, which probably wanted to be the next E.T. didn’t exactly go down in history as one of the 80s best kids movies. But Paul Rudd and Conan O’Brien have continued to keep the memory of the 1988 film alive by showing the same clip just about every time Rudd sits down with Conan on his late night talk show.
There's been no confirmation yet, but there are some strong rumors and some telling language from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige that suggest Paul Rudd could very well be playing Ant-Man a few years down the road. And while it's a little crazy to barge ahead with one more rumor while that one's still forming, we can't help it-- the very fuzzy rumor emerging today about who might play Janet Van Dyne is too good not to discuss
According to the trade, there is a possibility that a third actor could enter into the race for the part, but that for now Gordon-Levitt and Rudd are the two "main contenders." The Ant-Man movie has become a bigger priority at Marvel ever since it was revealed last month that the film's release date was being pushed up from November 6, 2015 to July 31, 2015.
Prince Avalanche stars Rudd and Hirsch as Alvin and Lance, two road workers hired to paint lines and put up signs along a very long stretch of road in Texas that has recently been devastated by ravenous forest fires. Around them is desolation, which means isolation and boredom.
Prince Avalanche and Almost Christmas make for a pretty solid double feature. Both are dark comedies that star Paul Rudd as a blue-collar guy trying to prove his worth to his girlfriend and her young daughter. Both attempt tender character portraits, and both appear to be attempts by their directors to reclaim the critical acclaim that once embraced them.
In the film, Rudd and Fey share such a dynamic comedic chemistry that it's shocking they haven't been teamed up before! And the witty back-and-forth I witnessed on screen played out in real life when the two participated in a round table interview, stuffed with eager interviewers, a few weeks back.
It was murky day in New York City when Wolff walked into a roundtable interview packed to the gills with reporters, and he was all sunshine and easy charm. He chatted with the lot of us about playing a character far smarter than himself (or most people for that matter), working with a director he admired, a comedienne he idolized, and how his work on the movie has impacted his own college admissions process and eating habits.