Marvel Studios has been fairly solid in its plan to release two films per year over the next few years. But there’s a movie that might help the outfit change that plan: Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man, which made its very early debut last weekend at Comic Con via impressive test-footage Wright shot just a couple weeks back.
Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito (director of the new short Item 47) talked in an interview about a couple different subjects, including the possibility of squeezing Ant-Man into the 2014 schedule, should Wright be able to jump right from his production The World’s End to the Marvel film. Read More »
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San Diego Comic Con 2012 ended on Sunday, but for many movie geeks it went out with a bang on Saturday night when Marvel returned to Hall H and presented phase two of the Marvel movie universe — which included surprise test footage from Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man and a look at Shane Black‘s in production Iron Man 3. As usual, the /Film crew (Germain, Russ, Angie and myself) recorded a video blog reaction after the presentation, giving you some details and our first impressions. You can watch that video blog embedded after the jump.
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“Ant-Man will kick your ass, one inch at a time.” That’s what director Edgar Wright said after lying through his teeth this week that he was in London and then appearing on stage at the Marvel Hall H panel Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Wright, who co-wrote Ant-Man with Joe Cornish, shot a short test reel recently showing how Ant-Man would look in his super small state. Even though there were blue screens and super unfinished effects, we’re happy to report that it works. And is awesome. And he has a fairly new look.
What really stood out, though, was not that the effects worked. The footage played with a lot of humor. Read more about the footage after the break. Read More »
For anyone who was curious to the exact status of Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man, we now have a definitive answer. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Wright spent about a week earlier this month “shooting footage for a reel that will be used to test out the potential look and tone of his movie, as well as to decide how convincing Ant-Man’s powers look on screen.”
And while Wright wouldn’t comment on the situation, we can speculate all we want after the jump. Read More »
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After The Avengers hit theaters, I had the idea to record a short discussion about the potential future and possibilites for the Marvel movie universe. I consider myself a comic book reader and have a couple shelves of graphic novels to prove it. But I’ve found that know very little about the Marvel universe besides the origin stories and the more acclaimed story arcs of many of our heroes.
Infinity Gauntlet? Thanos? Guardians of the Galaxy? I obviously needed someone who had a better background in the mythology of the Marvel comic universe. So I invited Jeff Cannata, best known as a host on the popculture video web series The Totally Rad Show. I also invited /Film’s own Germain Lussier to the table as he puts together the daily Superhero Bits feature round-up, and knows a lot about the rumors and what has been said or leaked publicly.
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This year things have been seemed to be pretty active in Edgar Wright‘s career. There was the announcement that he is attached to direct a Disney update of the old The Night Stalker TV show, first of all. That was followed by a tease that Ant-Man could be forthcoming, as well as the very real announcement that the Spaced, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz trio of Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost would finally reunite for The World’s End.
But which will shoot this year? The World’s End is slated for a September shoot, but statements in a recent interview with Wright suggest that Ant-Man might be able shoot this year. So which is it? Wright tells us that it could — maybe — be both. Read More »