Michael Douglas in Ant-Man 2

There’s a lot of exposition and setup in Ant-Man. Most superhero origin stories take their sweet time getting their hero into the costume, and this Marvel film also had to build up to that third-act heist. One of the reasons why all that information wasn’t a slog to watch was because of Michael Douglas. His charming presence — and his amazing voice — makes the exposition go down smoothly.

Thankfully, he’s returning for Ant-Man 2, titled Ant-Man and the Wasp. Learn more about Michael Douglas returning for Ant-Man 2 after the jump.

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Terry Gilliam Ant-Man

It’s not surprising people like Ant-Man. It’s a funny, cool, and clever superhero pic that relies more on the conventions of a heist movie than a superhero movie. Director Peyton Reed (Down with Love) also made a Marvel movie that doesn’t feature a massive third act with extras running around and the hero fighting a bunch of CG, faceless bots. For a variety of reasons, Ant-Man is a breath of fresh air, so it isn’t surprising when somebody likes the film. But it is surprising when that somebody is director Terry Gilliam (12 MonkeysTime Bandits).

Gilliam discusses Ant-Man after the jump.

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Peyton Reed Ant-Man interview

Marvel Studios had some trouble hanging on to an Ant-Man director the first time around, as you probably recall, but it’s having no such issues now. Peyton Reed, who took over the first Ant-Man when Edgar Wright departed, is reportedly in talks to return for the recently announced sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp. More about the Peyton Reed Ant-Man and the Wasp news after the jump.  Read More »

How Ant-Man Should Have Ended

Just last week, Marvel Studios officially announced a sequel to this past summer’s Phase Two title Ant-Man. The follow-up will be called Ant-Man and The Wasp, following up the Ant-Man credits teaser revealing Hope Van Dyne (daughter of Hank Pym, played by Evangeline Lilly) would get her own superhero suit to join Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) on his Ant-Man adventures.

But if for some reason you weren’t satisfied with the more isolated, low-key superhero flick, you might find some playful jabs at the movie from the folks at How It Should Have Ended to be right up your alley. They point out some amusing details and shortcomings that the film kind of glosses over, but if you get lost in the film and ignore those elements, then it’s all good, right? Read More »

Ant-Man dirt

For a Marvel movie, Ant-Man was pretty self-contained. It mostly kept to its own tiny corner of the universe, with its own colorful cast and own potentially world-destroying problems. The one major exception was a scene midway through the movie, when Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) sneaks into Avengers HQ.

His subsequent encounter with Sam Wilson a.k.a. Falcon (Anthony Mackie) is one of the film’s highlights — a playful tie-in that does a great job of showing off Ant-Man’s unique abilities. While most of us have already seen Ant-Man at this point, it still makes for an entertaining rewatch. See the Ant-Man vs Falcon clip after the jump.  Read More »

Werner Herzog Ant-Man

With the release of Ant-Man earlier this month, we’re officially done with releases from Marvel Studios for 2015. Despite the trouble behind the scenes before the film started shooting, with Peyton Reed replacing Edgar Wright as director, it actually turned out to be a pretty decent comic book flick.

But one fan thinks that movie could have been infinitely better if famed documentarian and Jack Reacher villain Werner Herzog was behind the camera instead. Patrick H. Willems, the man behind Wes Anderson’s Uncanny X-Men, has put together a trailer showing us what it might be like if Herzog directed Ant-Man, and things definitely get existential. Watch the Werner Herzog Ant-Man trailer after the jump! Read More »

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Every time a new Marvel Studios film comes out, there’s an influx of stories surrounding the film, from how it effects the future of the Marvel cinematic universe to easter eggs and more. The latest release is Ant-Man, and we’ve certainly run the gamut of stories surrounding the tiny superhero.

There have been Ant-Man easter eggs, examination of credits scenes, and even talk about who may or may not return for Ant-Man 2. Now we’ve got an Ant-Man sweded trailer, giving a quaint, homemade makeover to the big budget blockbusters, and it’s simultaneously adorable and impressive. Watch below! Read More »

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Ant-Man wouldn’t be a Marvel movie if it didn’t contain a bunch of fun easter eggs and references to comic book creators, storylines and side characters. We’ve chronicled many of the references and hidden details in previous Marvel movies (like this in-depth dissection of Guardians of the Galaxy’s many easter eggs), and now its time to take a look at Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man. After the jump you will find over 20 easter eggs for the latest Marvel superhero movie starring Paul Rudd.

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Mini Yellowjacket Ant-Man

Like all Marvel movies, Ant-Man tries to stand on its own while also laying the groundwork for future films. The latter part of that equation is especially visible toward the end of the movie, as the ending itself and the two credits scenes that follow set up developments that’ll (presumably) pay off later on.

However, director Peyton Reed now reveals he once had a very different conclusion in mind — one that would’ve tied up a big loose end left dangling at the end of Ant-Man. Read all about the Ant-Man alternate ending after the jump. (Spoilers follow.)  Read More »