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 »
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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Posted on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
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 »
It’s been years in the making, over a decade in truth, but Marvel’s Ant-Man is on the big screen this weekend. Kickstarted by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish in 2003 and ultimately directed by Peyton Reed with Paul Rudd starring, the film acts as the final chapter in Marvel’s “phase two” of universe building. In fact, the film is something like an intermission for the great forward push in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with connections to recent films, but also a structure and tone that is more akin to Iron Man than anything else.
Now that you’ve had a chance to see the film, we’d love to hear what you thought. Sound off on the highs and lows of Ant-Man in the comments below, where spoilers are encouraged. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Does Deadpool want a Cable movie? What are the new origins of the Fantastic Four? Is William Stryker back for X-Men: Apocalypse? What does Grant Morrison think of Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman? Who’s coming to Arrow next season? Will Gotham Season 2 give Bruce a new love interest? What would a Peyton Reed-directed Fantastic Four have been like? Can Paul Rudd take Conan seriously for Ant-Man‘s sake? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
A couple weeks ago I got a chance to sit down with director Peyton Reed and talk about his new film Ant-Man. I’ve been a fan of Reed for a while now, from his fun 2000 comedy Bring It On (which was basically Pitch Perfect with Cheerleading) to his work within the Back to the Future franchise (he was involved in the Universal Studios ride, the animated series, and even directed the behind the scenes documentaries for the sequels). Here are some of the things I talked to Peyton Reed about:
- His first attempt trying to direct a Marvel film in 2003 with a Fantastic Four adaptation that never happened
- Ant-Man looks like it has the most VFX shots out of any of the Marvel films, But it does’t
- How they made the microscopic scenes so photorealistic
- What he believes he brought to the movie that wasn’t in Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish‘s draft
- Why other Marvel characters were added to the story (possible spoiler warning, although its shown in tv commercials and trailers)
- How Peyton ended up doing voice work on episodes of Beavis and Butthead
- Will he be involved in any of the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary festivities
- How Did Marty McFly influence Ant-Man
You can read about all of that and much more in my Peyton Reed Ant-Man interview, after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
Replacing Edgar Wright on Ant-Man was never going to be an easy task. As director Peyton Reed recalls it, even he found himself wondering, “Who is the poor sap who is going to take over that movie?” — not realizing, of course, that he himself would get the job a few weeks later.
Fortunately, early word on Reed’s Ant-Man has been strong. Among other things, critics have noted approvingly that Wright’s influence can still be felt in the finished product. Now Reed has gotten more specific about which parts of Ant-Man came from him and Adam McKay, and which parts originated with Wright and Joe Cornish. Read the Peyton Reed Edgar Wright Ant-Man comments after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
Not only does Peyton Reed want to make another Ant-Man movie, he already has some ideas about what he’d like it to be. In a recent interview, he revealed his desire to make a prequel about Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas in this month’s movie. See Reed’s Ant-Man prequel comments after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
Marvel’s not really in the business of making standalone movies. So even though there are no explicit plans for an Ant-Man 2 at the moment, it’s not a stretch to imagine there could be, as long as the first film doesn’t bomb completely. And if that does happen, director Peyton Reed would like Marvel to know he’s interested in returning. Read the Ant-Man 2 Peyton Reed comments after the jump. Read More »
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 »