Posted on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
While the first three releases from Marvel’s Phase Two will be sequels to films from Phase One, the studio also has plans to introduce a whole bunch of new faces to the Cinematic Universe with films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man. The cast for the former has been shaping up nicely as of late, with Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Zoë Saldana clinching the leads. It’ll be a while yet before we get to see what those guys actually look like in character, but a new piece of concept art offers a peek at a young Peter Quill.
Meanwhile, casting on Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man is expected to get underway later this year, along with some rewrites. And if you’re having trouble imagining how such a tiny hero might look on the big screen, fear not. According to Feige, a polished version of the test reel shown at Comic-Con will be released sooner or later. Hit the jump to see the Guardians pic and get a status update on Ant-Man.
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The concept art and screen shots uncovered in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Box Set were just the beginning. This video is The Avengers to those individual shots.
Below, watch a nearly five-minute video from the set that shows footage not only from Iron Man 3, but behind the scenes shots from Thor: The Dark World, and those concept art pieces for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Alan Taylor, Anthony and Joe Russo, and James Gunn all discuss their upcoming films. Then, as a capper, Joss Whedon discusses The Avengers 2 (refered to as Marvel’s The Avengers Sequel) and some of Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man test footage is shown.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 by Angie Han
We’ve been very impatient to see Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man, and can you blame us? By the time it’s released in late 2015, it’ll have been almost ten years since the filmmaker began working on it. That’s long enough to make even the most faithful fans worry.
But Wright says he had his reasons for taking his time, two of which were Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and The World’s End. Moreover, he points out, Ant-Man could ultimately benefit from the slow schedule, since he knows much more about special effects now than he did back in 2006. Read his latest comments about the long-awaited project after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
Phase Two of Marvel’s Cinematic Unvierse gets underway this spring with Iron Man 3, but Marvel Studios didn’t get where it was by looking only at the short term. So Kevin Feige is already looking to Phase Three, which will kick off after The Avengers 2 is released in 2015. The only film confirmed so far for that next step has been Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man, but Feige revealed in a recent interview that a Doctor Strange film would “definitely” also be part of it. Read his comments about both films after the jump.
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Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man will be released November 6, 2015. That’s the biggest news coming from Disney this morning as they’ve released an update to their schedule. They also confirm that Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World will be in 3D, a new Pixar movie will be released on November 25, 2015 and the Tom Hanks film Saving Mr. Banks will be released December 20, 2013. Read much more after the jump. Read More »
Were you jealous of everyone at Comic-Con that got to see Edgar Wright‘s surprise test footage from Ant-Man? We understand. Marvel does plan on releasing the finished footage online at some point but it hasn’t happened just yet. So if text-based descriptions of the footage haven’t done it justice, and slightly animated reenactments are also deficient, now a fan has done their best to recreate the awesomeness in storyboards.
While I can’t be sure that’s it’s a frame by frame reinactment, it looks pretty close, and is the best you’re going to get until Marvel releases Wright’s actual test footage. Check out the video below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 by Angie Han
One of the unexpected highlights of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was Edgar Wright‘s test footage reel from his long-gestating Ant-Man. For all the positive buzz that clip got, however, it wasn’t clear when or how anyone who wasn’t in Hall H that day would get to see it. But one Marvel exec says an online release is a distinct possibility.
Victoria Alonso (her title is “Co-Producer and Executive Vice President of Visual Effects and Post-Production at Marvel Studios”) revealed to a Brazilian website that Wright’s clip is getting cleaned up for the web, due to popular demand from fans. And yes, of course, a full-length version of Ant-Man is still in the works just as soon as Wright’s schedule clears up a bit.
Unfortunately, not all she had to say was good news. Alonso also squashed one particularly juicy rumor that’d been making the rounds lately, that Viggo Mortensen could play Dr. Strange in Thor: The Dark World. Bummer. Read her comments after the jump.
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While Marvel’s recently Comic-Con panel answered many, many questions about Phase 2 of their Cinematic Universe, one huge question remained: How will Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man fit in? After showing the test footage, Wright and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige just let the film sit there leaving all of us to wonder if the film would play a part in Phase 2, presumably ending with The Avengers 2, or maybe kick off Phase 3 after Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Solider and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Latino Review is now reporting that once Alan Taylor finishes shooting Thor: The Dark World in London, Wright will start shooting Ant-Man in the same space. Read more after the jump. Read More »