ant-man and the wasp genre

“Superhero fatigue” is a term that’s been on the tip of everyone’s tongues for the past decade, but for the most part, Marvel has managed to avoid that condemnation. Why? Because the comic book studio has put a genre twist on their standard formula for nearly every film: Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a political thriller, Guardians of the Galaxy flaunted its trippy space opera inspirations, Spider-Man: Homecoming recalled John Hughes teen comedies.

The first Ant-Man received the genre film treatment with a superhero twist on the heist movie, and its sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp promises to dip into a genre that Marvel has never touched before: the romantic-comedy. I mean, when you cast Paul Rudd, how could you not make a rom-com?

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Avengers 4

Ant-Man and Avengers: Infinity War co-star Evangeline Lilly is currently filming the still-untitled Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel Avengers 4, and the actress has shed some light on the future of the MCU. As it turns out, the different direction the MCU is headed towards in the post-Avengers 4 era is a lot like Lilly’s old TV series Lost. Could this mean the MCU characters are going to wake up in a church somewhere in purgatory? No, probably not. To learn just how the MCU post-Avengers 4 is like Lost, keep reading.

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night of too many stars

HBO’s Night of Too Many Stars, a live benefit that supports programs that aid people with autism, lived up to its name, using its star-studded line-up to tease spoilers for the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode IX and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

The first came in the form of an auction, in which Episode IX director J.J. Abrams — returning to the franchise after reviving it with Star Wars: The Force Awakens — sold details of the plot to the highest bidder, only to be drowned out by spoilers for Hot Tub Time Machine 3 and Sharknado 5. The second is as spoiler-y as you can get on the set of a Marvel movie, with Ant-Man and the Wasp star Paul Rudd answering questions about I Love You, Man before slipping in some details on the Ant-Man sequel.

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New Ant-Man Suit

A few days ago, in honor of Jack Kirby’s birthday, a photo from the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp gave us our first look at Evangeline Lilly suited up as the latter of those two titular Marvel superheroes. At that point, we had yet to see Paul Rudd back in action as the superhero we last saw turn into Giant-Man in the middle of a big brawl in Captain America: Civil War before being arrested and placed in The Raft by the government. But that changes today.

Thanks to a video posted to the official Facebook page for The Avengers, we have our first look at the new Ant-Man suit that Paul Rudd will be wearing in a future film. However, because of the nature of the video itself, we’re not sure if the suit is one we’ll see in Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Avengers: Infinity War or The Avengers 4. In fact, it could be all three of those movies. Read More »

Ant-Man and the Wasp photo

Today would have been the 100th birthday of Marvel Comics legend Jack Kirby, a man who co-created some of the greatest superheroes to ever grace the page and whose artwork is a guiding force behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it today.

While filming Ant-Man and The Wasp, actress Evangeline Lilly (the titular Wasp) paid tribute to Kirby’s birthday and released a new image of herself in costume – or at least, in partial costume. Check out the newest Ant-Man and The Wasp photo below.
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ant-man and the Wasp

After making the big announcement at San Diego Comic-Con that Michelle Pfeiffer was joining the cast of the Marvel Studios sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, an official press release has announced the start of production down in Atlanta, Georgia. Director Peyton Reed also tweeted out the new logo, seen above.

Shooting has commenced on Ant-Man and the Wasp, which will bring Paul Rudd back as Scott Lang, a reformed criminal who took on the superhero mantle, along with Evangeline Lilly playing Hope Van Dyne, his partner in heroics known as The Wasp. Find out who else will be joining the Marvel heroes in the movie, and check out the official synopsis down below. Read More »

Ant-Man

Ant-Man and the Wasp is currently shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. Some new additions to the sequel’s cast, including Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne, were recently revealed at San Diego Comic-Con. Now, a star from the first movie is confirmed to return: Judy Greer will be back as Maggie Lang.

Below, learn more about Ant-Man and the Wasp.

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marvel comic con posters

Us plebeians may not have gotten the chance to see the buzzy Avengers: Infinity War footage gifted upon Hall H-ers at San Diego Comic-Con and Mouseketeers at the D23 Expo, but we can make up for it by staring at the newly released Infinity War three-part poster for 10 minutes.

The three-part poster was revealed at Comic-Con on Sunday and gives us our first look at the meet-up between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as the foe they face. Not to be overshadowed is the first Ant-Man and The Wasp poster, also revealed at Comic-Con. Michelle Pfeiffer is going to be in that movie, everyone!

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Thor Ragnarok Comic-Con Footage and Panel

Members of the /Film staff spent much of the past week in San Diego to cover Comic-Con 2017, the enormous convention that explores every single corner of the geek world (and surely you’ve heard of it and already knew that). We saw footage from Marvel’s upcoming movies, including Avengers: Infinity War. We were able to listen to Steven Spielberg talk about Ready Player One. We explored the world of Blade Runner 2049 in a special VR experience. We watched 7,000 people go totally nuts over the first trailer for Stranger Things season 2.

But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. We’ve compiled all of our Comic-Con coverage from the past week into one handy post, organized by category. So please: peruse and enjoy and get your fix.

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ant-man and the wasp cast

The great Michelle Pfeiffer is returning to the world of superheroes. The actress is set to play the original Wasp, Janet van Dyne. “She was our dream choice when we were making the first film,” Marvel President Kevin Feige said at Comic-Con. We also learned Laurence Fishburne is playing the villain Dr. Bill Foster in the film, and which characters Walton Goggins (Vice Principles) and Hannah John-Kamen are playing.

Below, learn more about the Ant-Man and the Wasp cast.

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