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Was one of the Ant-Man credits scenes a direct response to cries from fans for more female superheroes? A few weeks back I talked with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige and was able to ask him that question. Find out what he said, after the jump.

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Like all Marvel movies, Ant-Man tries to stand on its own while also laying the groundwork for future films. The latter part of that equation is especially visible toward the end of the movie, as the ending itself and the two credits scenes that follow set up developments that’ll (presumably) pay off later on.

However, director Peyton Reed now reveals he once had a very different conclusion in mind — one that would’ve tied up a big loose end left dangling at the end of Ant-Man. Read all about the Ant-Man alternate ending after the jump. (Spoilers follow.)  Read More »

Marvel Black Hood Of Death Theory

I love wacky film theories. It doesn’t matter to me that the filmmakers most likely didn’t intend these interpretations, but I find it interesting the connections some people make within the movies they enjoy. It could be as ridiculous as a one line cue which leads some people to believe that Chris Pratt’s character in Jurassic World could be the young boy from Jurassic Park, how all Pixar movies exist within the same universe, that Stan Lee Is Playing the Same Character in All His Marvel Cameos, or even us trying to predict the future with a theory on How The Marvel Cinematic Story Might Connect Through Phase 3. Or it could be a much more well reasoned theory, like an explanation of why Top Gun is a deeper movie than you think.

Over the weekend I received an email from a /Film reader named Andy from the UK. He has a theory that all of the Marvel Phase Two movies feature a huge easter egg that we’ve all been missing: the black hood of death. This theory falls on the more ridiculous end of the spectrum but I still find the observation fun. And at very least, this shows that Marvel is over-using the black hood “in disguise” cliche in phase two. Hit the jump to read Andy’s Marvel black hood of death theory.

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Ep. 327 – Ant-Man

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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss how Comic-Con has become strictly for line fans, this year’s Emmy nominations, and the economics of film websites. Be sure to read about Warner Bros.’ response to the Comic-Con leak and why Marvel has a villain problem.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!
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Batman The Killing Joke

What would Stephen Colbert look like as Galactus? Will Green Lantern come to Arrow this season? Is the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight finally getting a fix? Does Mark Hamill want to voice the Joker in Batman: The Killing Joke? Are there new behind-the-scenes photos from The Flash? Could Daredevil and S.H.I.E.L.D. ever cross over? Who’s the latest superhero headed to Supergirl? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Ant-Man Paul Rudd Shower

Ant-Man is the first and so far only feature film about the titular superhero, but it’s not the first time the character has ever been portrayed onscreen. And if you paid close attention, you might’ve noticed that the film includes a nod to the very first live-action depiction of the character — from a Saturday Night Live sketch from 1979. Get all the details on the Ant-Man SNL Easter egg after the jump.  Read More »

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the wasp

Yes, its true that you do get to see which involves Janet Van Dyne’s version of The Wasp in Ant-Man, via a flashback sequence (I won’t say anything more here). But the real question everyone is wondering is when will we see Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) , daughter of the original Ant-Man Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and the original Wasp Janet Van Dyne, put on The Wasp outfit as she does in the comics? I asked Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige and actually got an answer.
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Ant-Man viral backstory

Ant-Man is a pretty unique Marvel movie in a lot of ways, but one of the ways it’s just like all the others are the end-credits sequences. Ant-Man has two, and both seem to have some pretty big implications for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But in following with the grand tradition of Marvel credits scenes, they might be more confusing than intriguing to those who aren’t so well versed in Marvel mythos. So after the jump, we’ll break down exactly what the Ant-Man credits scenes are, and what they mean.

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‘Ant-Man’ – What Did You Think?

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It’s been years in the making, over a decade in truth, but Marvel’s Ant-Man is on the big screen this weekend. Kickstarted by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish in 2003 and ultimately directed by Peyton Reed with Paul Rudd starring, the film acts as the final chapter in Marvel’s “phase two” of universe building. In fact, the film is something like an intermission for the great forward push in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with connections to recent films, but also a structure and tone that is more akin to Iron Man than anything else.

Now that you’ve had a chance to see the film, we’d love to hear what you thought. Sound off on the highs and lows of Ant-Man in the comments below, where spoilers are encouraged. Read More »