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The cast of Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man comes from all over the world of film and television. But to find the latest addition, Marvel didn’t even have to look outside the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Matt Gerald, who appeared as White Power Dave in the Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King, has reportedly boarded Ant-Man in a villainous role. Gerald joins a colorful cast that also includes Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, and Corey Stoll. More details after the jump.

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On first watch, this latest clip from Drew Pearce‘s Marvel One Shot: All Hail The King, is just a funny gimmick. It shows how Trevor Slattery (Ben Kingsley) is completely adored in prison. But the real stuff is all in the details. First of all, this is Seagate Prison, which is the prison in which Luke Cage is confined, and from which he eventually breaks out. Second of all, another prisoner has a mysterious tattoo that ties into another Iron Man storyline. Does this one minute clip of the short, which will be out in its entirety next Tuesday on the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray, set up something huge? Check it out below. Read More »

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Does Anthony Mackie think Falcon is coming back for future Marvel movies? How long is Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Did Arrow get renewed for a third season? Is there a secret villain in All Hail the King? What advice did Gary Oldman have for the star of Gotham? Which superhero does Idris Elba want to play? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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This first clip for the next Marvel one-shot, All Hail the King, positions the tone of the short as a midpoint between the comedic underpinnings of Iron Man 3 and the political thriller aspirations of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (Makes sense, as Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce wrote and directed the short.)

In this footage a writer, played by Scoot McNairy, gives us an overview of the situation that is about to transpire: he’s interviewing the Mandarin from prison, and trying to make some sense out of who the man is. The title card and general feel have the characteristics of a late ’60s to mid ’70s thriller, but there’s that wink of comedy underneath.

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Love him or hate him, Ben Kingsley‘s Mandarin was certainly one of the most surprising villains we’ve had in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. Now, the latest Marvel One-Shot, “All Hail the King,” revisits the character to find out exactly what happened to him after the events of Iron Man 3.

Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce wrote and directed the new film, which features the return of Kingsley along with new characters played by Scoot McNairy (Argo) and Crystal the monkey (of Hangover fame). The first images and details have just been revealed, and you can dig in after the jump. Be warned that major spoilers for Iron Man 3 follow.

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The wait between Marvel Cinematic Universe feature films can be excruciating. Thankfully, Marvel helps ease the pain with short films called One-Shots, which are canon within the larger story of the feature films. So far, most DVD/Blu-ray releases have had One-Shots such as Item 47 and Agent Carter. Last year’s Thor: The Dark World hits Blu-ray February 25, and will features a One-Shot called All Hail The King. Read More »

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