On October 9 2014 I visited my first Marvel set. The film was Ant-Man, Marvel Studios’ latest gamble and the final film in Phase Two of the company’s influential and uber-successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. I mention it was my first Marvel set visit because, like me, Ant-Man represents many firsts for Marvel. It’s the first time they’ve hired a director, Peyton Reed, just weeks before shooting. It’s the first time their central hero, Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd), has a family. It’s the first time we’ll see a man shrink down to ride on ant. Those are just the tip of the iceberg.
Below, read 65 things we learned over two days — days 37 and 38 of the 74-day shoot — on the Atlanta set of Ant-Man. There’s also info from a day spent at ILM on June 15, 2015. Read More »
Edgar Wright has picked up another promising young talent for his next film. Lily James will join Ansel Elgort in Baby Driver, a thriller previously described as “the ultimate rock-and-roll car chase film.” And with her casting comes some juicy new plot details on the movie. Get all the latest news about Baby Driver after the jump. Read More »
When a movie goes through as much public turmoil as Marvel’s Ant-Man, it’s always mysterious how the credits are going to end up. Originally, when Edgar Wright was going to direct, the screenplay was by Wright and Joe Cornish. But when Wright left and Peyton Reed came on to direct, Adam McKay and Paul Rudd – also the film’s star – took over scripting duties.
Now, with the film a mere few months from release, all that legal stuff has been handled and all four men are going to get credit. Read the full Ant-Man writing credits below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Nothing against Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man, but there are always going to be some fans wondering what Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man could have been. His abrupt last-minute departure after years of development signaled irreconcilable creative differences, with many speculating that Wright’s unique sensibility just didn’t fit into the Marvel mold.
But Avengers director Joss Whedon suggests Wright’s Ant-Man (which he co-wrote with Joe Cornish) actually would have been perfect for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to him, it was the best and the “most Marvel” script the studio ever had. Read the Joss Whedon Edgar Wright Ant-Man comments after the jump. Read More »
UPDATE 3/31/15: We originally ran this story on January 13. Elgort has now officially be cast. We’ve made the appropriate changes.
Edgar Wright is getting ready to make his next movie and he’s in talks with a new leading man. The film is called Baby Driver, and Wright is writing and directing. Now Ansel Elgort, of The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent fame, will officially star. Read more about the Edgar Wright Baby Driver casting below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Even as Edgar Wright preps his next two directorial efforts, he’s found time to work on another screenplay. Wright has submitted a rewrite of Dodge and Twist, an action-oriented steampunk sequel to Charles Dickens‘ Oliver Twist. Think Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, only with Oliver and the Artful Dodger.
More details on the Edgar Wright Dodge and Twist script after the jump. Read More »
Earlier this week, news broke that Ansel Elgort was in talks to star in Edgar Wright‘s upcoming film, Baby Driver. At the time, we didn’t know what the movie would be about. However, it seems the original casting story was quietly updated with a pretty exciting description of what the movie will entail. Read the Baby Driver plot details below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Edgar Wright is set to make Baby Driver for his next project, but his next film beyond that is an adaptation of Andrew Smith‘s YA novel Grasshopper Jungle. It’s a doozy of a tale: at the center is a teenager who accidentally unleashes a plague of hungry, horny, six-foot-tall preying mantises on the world.
The material sounds right up Wright’s alley, with its mix of sci-fi, humor, and heart. But how did Wright even find his way to such a strange story to begin with? Apparently, it all comes down to Facebook. More about the Edgar Wright Grasshopper Jungle Facebook connection after the jump. Read More »
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If you watched the Ant-Man trailer all the way to the end, you probably noticed they urged people to pick up the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly for more information on the film. The cover is already out there; now, so is the magazine, which includes some new images and information. The images aren’t major (though there is a cool Yellowjacket concept image that’s sure to pop online soon) but the info about the movie is. Kevin Feige talks about the Edgar Wright split, Rudd discusses how much of Wright’s work is still in the film, and one revelation includes how the shrinking scenes are done. See the new Ant-Man photos and read the info below.
Update: The Yellowjacket image is online now, along with another piece of concept art featuring tiny Ant-Man. We’ve added those below.
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We’re still waiting to hear what film director Edgar Wright is doing next, but we know the next step for his first feature. Wright’s Shaun of the Dead has been turned into a live stage production by Almost Legal Productions. It premiered in late October of this year but is coming back in the next few months. Both Wright and Simon Pegg, who starred in and co-wrote the film, gave the officially licensed show their seal of approval. The show will be performed all over the UK during 2015 and tickets are on sale now.
Below, see a trailer for Shaun of the Dead Live, including some of the musical numbers and examples of audience participation, and read more about the show. Read More »