Ant-Man and the Wasp Paul Rudd interview

On a nice September day at Pinewood Studios outside of Atlanta, a handful of journalists and I spoke with one of Marvel’s smallest superheroes on the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp. The effervescent Paul Rudd, who often radiates boundless energy on screen, seemed, well, a little exhausted. It’s hard to blame him – at the time, he was in the middle of filming two major Marvel movies simultaneously, bouncing back and forth between the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp and the Russo Brothers’ Avengers 4 (which was also filming at the same production facility).

Despite what must have been a monumentally busy day, the actor/writer was nice enough to make time to chat with us in between takes and still managed to crack a few jokes in the process. The man who plays reformed thief Scott Lang explained what Scott’s up to when we meet him in director Peyton Reed’s sequel, the character’s new suit, working closer with the Wasp this time, the challenges of co-writing the screenplay, and much more. Read on for our full Ant-Man and the Wasp Paul Rudd interview. Read More »

Ant-Man and the Wasp set visit

I’m standing inside Hank Pym’s new high tech laboratory. Pym’s secure room under his house in the first Ant-Man was pretty slick, but this two-story complex puts that place to shame. Banks of computers – some brand new, some decades old – flash as they work side by side. The place has a mixture of analog and modern technology: microphones attached to a tape player, an ancient reel-to-reel machine plopped next to a corrugated cardboard model with Pym Particle receptacles attached.

And there are some bizarre additions that make sense when you consider this lab was built by the original Ant-Man. You know those little plastic clips that keep loaves of bread from getting stale? A huge version of one of those corrals some cables hanging from the ceiling. Across the room, there’s a six foot paper clip on the side of a futuristic tunnel, and oversized Erector set pieces can be seen all throughout the cavernous lab. Occasionally, I find myself walking across a massive LEGO piece slotted into the floor, inserted as if to fill what would have otherwise been a gap in a second story catwalk. An oversized shock absorber with its round circular tubing sits in the corner, seemingly holding up the building itself. It feels as if someone designed this entire lab in miniature, utilizing whatever tools and scattered pieces were within arm’s reach on a workbench, and then blew the tiny version up to full size. That Hank Pym is a smart guy.

On September 14, 2017, I joined a small group of other reporters on the Pinewood set of Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. We found ourselves walking around on the single largest set Marvel has constructed in the studio’s existence thus far. Speaking with the cast and crew, we learned what director Peyton Reed has planned for this super-sized sequel, and below, you can read our full Ant-Man and the Wasp set visit report. But beware – there are some plot details here that some of you may consider spoilers. Read More »

Ant-Man and the Wasp box office

Marvel Studios is still riding high off Avengers: Infinity War, a movie that set a new record for having the highest-grossing opening weekend of all time and just cracked the $2 billion mark at the worldwide box office. Their next film, Ant-Man and the Wasp, won’t come close to that number – but early predictions suggest director Peyton Reed‘s upcoming sequel could open much higher than the first Ant-Man.
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ant-man and the wasp tv spots

Hope van Dyne is done playing second fiddle. After a new Ant-Man and the Wasp poster put the superheroine front and center, the latest Ant-Man and the Wasp TV spots remind us of what a goofball Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is, and how awesome Evangeline Lilly‘s Hope is. So Scott can brag all he wants about being an Avenger — Hope is taking the lead.

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ant-man and the wasp character posters

The fate of Janet van Dyne remained a mystery for most of 2015’s Ant-Man, with the original Wasp and Hank Pym’s wife presumed dead after being lost in the Quantum Realm. But then Michelle Pfeiffer (Disney’s apparent secret ingredient for a lot of its sequels) was cast in Ant-Man and the Wasp, with the news that she would be playing Janet. But the character has remained out of sight for most of the trailers, and we didn’t expect to get a glimpse of her until the movie arrived later this summer. Which is why these new Ant-Man and the Wasp character posters are such a pleasant surprise — not only does Pfeiffer’s Janet van Dyne get her own poster, she also appears in (a very battle-worn) costume.

Take a look at the new Ant-Man and the Wasp character posters below.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp TV Spot

Avengers: Infinity War is still kicking around theaters, but with more and more summer blockbusters arriving every week, it’s not going to stick around too much longer. But the good news is that our next dose of action from the Marvel Cinematic Universe is only a month away.

Ant-Man and the Wasp arrives just after Independence Day, and it looks like it will be a nice reprieve from the huge bummer of an ending that came from Infinity War. If you don’t believe me, check out the most recent Ant-Man and the Wasp TV spot where Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) decides to ask his buddy Luis (Michael Peña) to help them out again. Read More »

ant-man and the wasp tv spot

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly ain’t afraid of no ghosts — at least, they’re not afraid of Ghost with a capital “G.” Ghost is the latest Big Bad to hit the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and she gets the spotlight in the newest Ant-Man and the Wasp TV spot.

Hannah John-Kamen plays the technically-gifted villain of Ant-Man and the Wasp, and it’s up to Scott Lang, Hope van Dyne, and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to stop her nefarious plans.

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the catcher was a spy trailer

Paul Rudd tries his hand at drama in The Catcher Was a Spy trailer. Based on a true story, the film finds Rudd playing Moe Berg, a professional baseball player who became a World War II spy.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown

A new Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer debuted today, and for those still reeling from the heavy events of Avengers: Infinity War, it appears this Marvel Studios sequel will do exactly what the first film did following Avengers: Age of Ultron: allow some levity and fun to permeate the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel is looking to deliver a good time later this summer with the titular pint-sized superheroes played by Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly teaming up, but there are still plenty of details to sift through in this sequel. In our Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer breakdown, we take a closer look at all the action, point out some key details you might have missed, and try to figure out what’s going on.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer

If you’re still reeling from the downright depressing ending of Avengers: Infinity War, here’s some light-heartedness to cheer you up. A new Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer has arrived, loaded with jokes, action, and definitely not a bunch of scenes of heroes dying en masse.

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