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Adding to Peyton Reed‘s earlier announcement that Ant-Man had entered production, Marvel Studios has issued a press release confirming several more cast members for the superhero movie.

Among those who’ll be joining Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll onscreen are Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, T.I., and John Slattery — the latter of whom is already part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having played Howard Stark in Iron Man 2. Hit the jump for casting details and more.

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Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ Begins Production

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After ten years, two directors, and several months of well-documented troubles, Ant-Man has finally gone into production. Director Peyton Reed announced the good news today.

Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas lead the Marvel movie as Scott Lang and Hank Pym, respectively, while Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Peña round out the rest of the cast. Hit the jump for more details.

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After years of anticipation and months of controversy, Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man starts filming on Monday, August 18. Then it’ll be a race to the finish as the director will have less than a year to complete the film, which is set for release July 17, 2015. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for improvisation, but in between Edgar Wright leaving the project and the start of shooting, a lot of work has been done to change the film and also add more connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Latino Review now reports on a few characters which will potentially cameo in the film, connecting Ant-Man to the larger world both in the movies and on TV. Read about the Ant-Man cameos below. Read More »

Peyton Reed Ant-Man Interview

Ant-Man is a well-traveled subject thanks to the departure of original director Edgar Wright, but there’s still a whole lot we don’t know about the film. The brief Comic Con presentation gave the actors a chance to explain a few things in their own words, most of which we already knew.

On stage at Comic Con, Paul RuddMichael DouglasCorey Stoll, and Evangeline Lilly talked about the basic relationship between Scott Lang (Rudd) and Hank Pym (Douglas), the wearer and inventor of a shrinking technology, respectively. They explained that Stoll plays Darren Cross, aka Yellowjacket, while Lilly appears as Hope Van Dyne, implying that she is the daughter of Pym’s estranged wife Janet Van Dyne.

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This story and podcast was published on May 17th 2012, just after the release of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. I thought it would be fun to take a look back at our predictions from 27 months ago to see how things are panning out for phase two and three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of the predictions seem obvious in hindsight, like Germain predicting that Thanos wouldn’t be the villain of Avengers 2 and Jeff foreseeing that Thanos’ appearance during the Avengers end credits stinger was probably a set-up for another film, Guardians of the Galaxy. But one must remember this was recorded before a Guardians of the Galaxy movie was even announced, which happened months later at 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. Enjoy!

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Marvel Comic Con Hall H

You may wonder why people sleep on concrete overnight at San Diego Comic-Con to see Marvel’s Hall H panel every year. You can find a small answer below. Besides the awesome news and huge stars Marvel parades across the stage, the studio is all about theatrics. The lights go down, a video comes up, and 6,500 people have no idea what’s about to play. In 2014, it was a retrospective sizzle reel to set up what’s about to happen. Marvel played a five-plus minute retrospective to pump up the fans and pass the torch to this weekend’s Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy.

We can’t duplicate the electricity of 6,500 people clapping and cheering in unison, or the fatigue and stench that results from the long wait to get in to Hall H. But you can watch the Marvel Comic Con sizzle reel below. Read More »

Choose Your Guardian

Why wasn’t Doctor Strange at Comic-Con this year? Is Chris Hemsworth getting ready for a Thor 3? Want to take a tour of the Milano with Chris Pratt? How did James Gunn make Guardians of the Galaxy the funniest Marvel movie yet? What does “I Am Groot” sound like in multiple languages? When does the Tyler Stout Guardians of the Galaxy poster go on sale? And just how big a fan of Ant-Man is new director Peyton Reed? Get answers to all that and more in today’s Superhero Bits.

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Superhero Bits is back and it’s chock full of Comic-Con goodies! What up with that Deadpool footage that leaked recently? Have Peyton Reed and Edgar Wright exchanged e-mails about Ant-Man? Will Guillermo del Toro‘s Dark Universe link with Batman v Superman? Want to watch new trailer for Gotham and The Flash? Did James Gunn shoot the tag scene on Guardians of the Galaxy? How does Mark Hamill look in Kingsman: The Secret Service? Do we know what Thing looks like in Fantastic Four? Read about all this an much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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