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Certain filmmakers are just always going to do their own thing. Someone like Christopher Nolan, Paul Thomas Anderson or Quentin Tarantino have no interest in making someone else’s vision. They make films to convey their own vision and if someone asks them to do anything else, that’s the end of the conversation.

It seems more and more likely Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios had that kind of dispute. For several years, Wright had been working on his vision of Ant-Man but once Marvel started to actually consider it, they realized it wasn’t what they wanted. That’s probably what created the “differences in their vision of the film” cited in the original departure statement.

Now, that’s a statement bolstered by Ant-Man co-star Evangeline Lilly. The actress, who was cast by Wright, is in the film as Hank Pym’s daughter Hope Van Dyne. She said that while Wright’s vision for the film was incredibly exciting, she believes it wouldn’t have fit in with the other movies Marvel has created. “It would have stuck out like a sore thumb, no matter how good it was,” she says. Read Evangeline Lilly’s Edgar Wright Ant Man quotes below. Read More »

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Agent Carter‘s Edwin Jarvis wasn’t the only new MCU character fans got to meet last night. ABC also revealed the very first, appropriately tiny bit of Ant-Man footage, featuring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas as Scott Lang and Hank Pym. Check it out, plus some behind-the-scenes stuff from Avengers: Age of Ultron, after the jump.

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Is is actually possible Gwen Stacy could come back for The Amazing Spider-Man franchise? Did Scott Lang’s profession change in the Ant-Man movie? Where is Batman v Superman filming with the full roster of the cast? How does Joss Whedon feel about some of the recent Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers? Want to read a few pages from a Black Widow script? When can you see some new Marvel Studios footage on TV? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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As we saw in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Peggy Carter is an old woman in the present-day Marvel Cinematic Universe. Nevertheless, her younger self will be all over the MCU next year. In addition to headlining the TV series Agent Carter, Hayley Atwell is also set to appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron — and now we’ve learned she has a part in Ant-Man as well.

More details on the Hayley Atwell Ant-Man appearance after the jump.

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We’re all curious to see just what Marvel has planned for the next couple films in its current cycle, and then for the nine-film Phase Three. And we’ve resisted learning too much about Avengers: Age of Ultron, so we’re happily in the speculation camp with most of you. And for those who haven’t been Marvel Comics fans for a long time, the films announced this week might seem like a disparate bunch of stories. How do all these movies tell one unified story thread?

My friend Jackson is a comic book writer, an editor, and screenwriter, and he’s got a pretty compelling vision of what Marvel might have planned. After I read his unified theory of Marvel’s Phase Three plan I showed it to Peter, and he loved it enough that we’re presenting it to you now.

Nothing that you’ll find below is confirmed — this is speculation, but well-informed speculation. If you already know these comics and characters, take it as a jumping-off point for your own discussions about what Marvel might be doing. If you don’t consider this a second-level primer as to what Marvel might be up to.  Read More »

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When Edgar Wright left Marvel’s Ant-Man, the amount of speculation and discussion was crazy. Eventually, Peyton Reed was hired as the director after a rewrite by none other than Adam McKay. McKay, a big comic book fan, is best known for crazy comedies like Anchorman and Step Brothers, so him coming on to the film was a pretty big leap. How did that happen? Well, now we have a few more details.

Once Wright left, the film’s star – Paul Rudd – called McKay and asked him to do a rewrite. He agreed and Rudd himself helped him with the writing. Yes, for the first time (in a while) we have a Marvel Studios movie co-written by the star himself. Read more from McKay about the Ant Man script below. Read More »

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