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Will The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have a special sound mix? Does the Marvel Cinematic Universe need fixing? What do The Lego Movie and Man of Steel have in common? Want a hint at the plot of Thor 3? Does the Batman vs. Superman costume designer know when we’ll see his work? Which Watchmen actor might have read for Zack Snyder’s latest film? How does Paul Rudd feel about his Ant-Man cast? And what does Falcon’s toy look like from Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Edgar Wright Ant-Man homework

Warner Bros.’ recent decision to push Batman vs. Superman from July 17, 2015 to May 6, 2016 was bound to create some ripples, and the first significant change to follow in its wake comes from Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man.

The Edgar Wright-directed actioner is creeping forward to take Batman vs. Superman‘s old July 17 slot, which falls two weeks before its previously planned July 31 date. More details after the jump.

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Michael Pena May Join ‘Ant-Man’

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Now that a couple of the leads are announced and the shoot date is approaching, the rest of the cast for Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man will likely be revealed in short order. Will Michael Pena be among the chosen? The Wrap says he’s been offered a role and wants to take it, noting also that Marvel denies talks are going on. THR also reports that the actor is in talks. Read More »

Michael Douglas as Liberace in Behind the Candelabra

The recent casting of Michael Douglas in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man came as a big surprise for a couple reasons. One was that, up until Douglas was announced, there had been no confirmation that the film would feature two different Ant-Men. Another was that, well, this is Douglas we’re talking about. Comic book movies haven’t really been his thing, historically speaking.

But based on Douglas’ latest comments, it sounds like the shock factor was what attracted him to the role in the first place. “Sometimes — like (when) they didn’t see you for Liberace — you’ve got to shake them up a little bit and have some fun,” he said. Hit the jump to find out some of the other reasons he decided to sign on.

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Michael Douglas is Hank Pym in ‘Ant-Man’

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Word has just hit that Michael Douglas, fresh from his Golden Globe win for Behind the Candelabra, will be in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man. He’ll be the first Ant-Man, Henry “Hank” Pym. That pegs Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, who becomes Ant-Man after stealing Pym’s tech.

Marvel confirms those details. (Variety, in a story that has since been changed, said Douglas is the villain in the film, without naming his character. That’s an interesting clash of info, but likely just an error on the trade’s part.)

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Ant-Man

Last month, we finally learned after months of rumor and speculation that Ant-Man would be played by none other than Paul Rudd in Edgar Wright‘s movie. What we did not find out was whom Rudd would actually be playing. There are multiple Ant-Men in the Marvel Comics canon, and so far there’s been no official confirmation about which version of the character we’re getting.

But perhaps Marvel’s being coy because we’re not getting an Ant-Man, but multiple Ant-Men. In a cryptic blog post (is there any other kind, when it comes to directors entrusted with big geeky properties?) Wright revealed a tiny detail about the research he’s doing for the film, and it suggests that we might get to meet Scott Lang and Hank Pym in the new movie. Hit the jump to see why.

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Marvel Confirms Paul Rudd as ‘Ant-Man’

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Erase any doubt you might have had that last night’s “in talks” report about Paul Rudd playing the lead in Ant-Man for Edgar Wright could have meant that someone else might end up with the role. (The actor had passed off talks of him getting the gig as “all rumor, man” just a week ago.)

Marvel has just confirmed that Rudd will play the role, though the release shies away from naming the specific incarnation of the character, and definitely does not give out any plot info. Read More »

Paul Rudd in Talks for Lead in ‘Ant-Man’

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Briefly: He’s been rumored for months, and denying the report for just as long. But now The Wrap announces the first details that Paul Rudd is now in talks to play the lead in Ant-Man, directed by Edgar Wright. Seems that with Joseph Gordon-Levitt moving towards WB and DC’s Sandman film, Rudd locked down the lead role in Wright’s film.

Wright scripted with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), and Ant-Man is set for release on July 31, 2015.

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