Ant-Man confirms Yellowjacket

Two years ago in Hall H, we got our first peek at some test footage from Ant-Man. This year, we finally got a taste of the real thing. Kevin Feige, Peyton Reed, Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, and Evangeline Lilly took the stage to promote their new film, dishing up new details and footage.

Among other things, we finally got confirmation that Stoll would be playing Darren Cross a.k.a. Yellowjacket, and that Lilly would be playing Hank Pym’s daughter Hope Van Dyne. Hit the jump to find out what else we learned, and to get the details.

UPDATE: Watch the full panel below.

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Ant-Man footage

All those production delays meant Ant-Man didn’t go in front of cameras early enough for Marvel to show us Paul Rudd or Michael Douglas in action at Comic-Con. But it wouldn’t be like Marvel to show up to Hall H completely empty-handed, and so they “filmed a little something to show you guys,” as Kevin Feige put it.

We were treated to a brief bit of Ant-Man footage, really an FX test with voiceover. Hit the jump to get our Ant-Man footage recap and reaction.

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Patrick Wilson Exits ‘Ant-Man’

Patrick Wilson Ant-Man

Changes continue for Marvel Studios and Ant-Man. While the film retained its primary cast members, Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, after original writer/director Edgar Wright left the project, other members of the supporting cast have now departed. Patrick Wilson, who signed on early this year, has dropped out of the cast, along with Matt Gerard and Kevin Weisman. Read More »

‘Ant-Man’ Comic Con Poster Revealed

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San Diego Comic-Con opens in mere minutes and Marvel has just jumped the gun and revealed their Ant-Man Comic Con poster. Check it out below. Read More »

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This year, Evangeline Lilly is the defacto queen of San Diego Comic-Con. Not only will the actress be on hand to promote the final Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she may be there for Marvel Studio’s Ant-Man, plus she’s finally fulfilling a lifelong dream. Lilly has always wanted to be a writer and she will debut her brand new book, The Squickerwonkers, at the Con with a panel and signing.

We had the pleasure of speaking to Lilly about all three of these things but in this, part one of our interview, we’ll focus on the film work and Comic-Con in general. We talked about her connections to the Convention, having been there for Lost, Hobbit and more. She gave us an update on the latest Hobbit and described the arc of Tauriel, her brand new character. The actress then skillfully evaded questions about Ant-Man, but also discussed Edgar Wright‘s departure. Finally, Lilly discussed what went wrong with Real Steel and the potential for a sequel.

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Edgar Wright on The World's End set

After working on Ant-Man for the better part of a decade, director Edgar Wright left the project earlier this summer. Eventually, he was replaced by Peyton Reed and the Marvel film is still on schedule for a July 2015 release. No one has come forward and flat-out said why Wright parted ways with Marvel and no one is likely to do so for some time. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, however, is currently doing press for Guardians of the Galaxy and said the split was amicable, and took place because of “creative differences.” He’s also said the film will retain the DNA both Wright and co-writer Joe Cornish created.

But what exactly does that mean? We know Marvel’s brought in multiple screenwriters to rewrite the script, and there had also been rumblings Wright storyboarded the whole film. Speaking with /Film, Feige admitted some of Wright’s visuals will end up in the movie. Read the full quote about the Edgar Wright Ant Man visuals below. Read More »

Kevin Feige Ant-Man

As soon as it was revealed that Edgar Wright was leaving Ant-Man, word began to spread that his take had been too out there for Marvel Studios. There were reports of script rewrites and nervous execs, and it wasn’t tough to imagine Wright’s idiosyncratic style clashing with Marvel’s controlled vision.

But that wasn’t really the case, according to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige. “It would have to be really out there to be too out there for us,” he insisted. Instead, he blames personality issues and an out-of-sync vision for the split. Hit the jump to read his comments.

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How will Gotham tease the Joker throughout the season? What did Kate Mara say about the Fantastic Four comic book connection? Has Kevin Feige commented on the post Edgar Wright Ant-Man situation? Did Chris Pratt immediately take his role in Guardians of the Galaxy? What does Joss Whedon think about Marvel’s female Thor? Are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters really teaming up somewhere? Want to see a fake teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? When does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiere? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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