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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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Ant-Man and Fantastic Four open within three weeks of each other this summer so their post-production schedules are pretty much on the same track. We just got an Ant-Man trailer, and should get a Fantastic Four trailer during the Super Bowl if rumors turn out true. Plus, behind the scenes, each film just officially announced a key member of the creative team: the composer.
On Fantastic Four, which is directed by Josh Trank, they’ve hired Marco Beltrami. He’s no stranger to the superhero genre having scored The Wolverine, Hellboy and Blade II. Recently, he did the score for Snowpiercer but is probably best known for his work on the Scream movies.
For Ant-Man, directed by Peyton Reed, Christophe Beck will provide the score. He too has worked in the superhero genre before, with Red and R.I.P.D, but has also worked with Reed before on Bring it On and recently did Edge of Tomorrow and Frozen. Read more about the Ant-Man and Fantastic Four composers below. Read More »
Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe concludes on July 17 as the world’s tiniest superhero finally hits the big screen. Ant-Man, directed by Peyton Reed, is finally coming after years of development, and the first trailer for the film is here.
Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang, a thief who teams up with genius Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to attempt to hide Pym’s incredible technology which can shrink him to the size of an ant. The film co-stars Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña and Judy Greer.
The Ant-Man trailer premiered during the pilot episode of Marvel’s Agent Carter but you can watch right now, right here. Read More »
Marvel Studios is pretty great at giving fans a tease at their work as early as possible. In some cases, thanks to Comic Con, we’ve seen footage from their movies just one day into filming. So if director Peyton Reed finished production on Ant-Man on December 5, the fact a trailer was classified on December 23 kind of makes sense. A trailer classification usually means it’ll hit the Internet within a week or two. In the case of Ant-Man, because of the holidays, odds are that won’t happen until 2015. But the release will probably be very early in 2015. So what’s the occasion? When and where will you see it? Read about the Ant-Man trailer below. Read More »
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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 »
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 »
Ant-Man has only been shooting for a week, and fans are already finding easter eggs in the movie, thanks to on-set pictures. The photos don’t show any actual spoilers yet — most simply catch star Paul Rudd walking down the streets of San Francisco — but a couple have an interesting piece of set decoration in the background. The images in question tie Ant-Man to the film that is sort of an outlier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. Read More »
The first look at Paul Rudd in Ant-Man didn’t show us much, and this image of Evangeline Lilly suggests a lot more than it actually reveals.
Lilly plays Hope Van Dyne in the film — that’s the daughter of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (above). We know that Janet isn’t in the film much, if at all. (But she may not actually be dead, counter to many assumptions.) That has led to assumption that Evangeline Lilly will take the superhero role normally associated with Janet: the Wasp. Images posted by the actress show that she’s got part of the character’s look down pat, at the very least. Read More »