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After years of anticipation and months of controversy, Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man starts filming on Monday, August 18. Then it’ll be a race to the finish as the director will have less than a year to complete the film, which is set for release July 17, 2015. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for improvisation, but in between Edgar Wright leaving the project and the start of shooting, a lot of work has been done to change the film and also add more connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Latino Review now reports on a few characters which will potentially cameo in the film, connecting Ant-Man to the larger world both in the movies and on TV. Read about the Ant-Man cameos below. Read More »

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Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Captain America The Winter Soldier

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new deleted/extended scene from Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The scene, which would have taken place in the second half of the movie (so, yeah, spoiler warning) features Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) disabling security protocols and dumping S.H.I.E.L.D. data onto the internet. Everything on Hydra, everything on S.H.I.E.L.D. — everything.

This also means that Natasha Romanoff would also be revealing a lot of her own secrets. The secrets tease a look at Black Widow’s Marvel Cinematic Universe backstory. Could it have been seeds for an eventual Black Widow movie prequel? Watch the deleted/extended scene and lets explore the possibilities further after the jump.

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Robert Redford Will Play Dan Rather in ‘Truth’

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Having helped dramatize the Watergate scandal in All the President’s Men, Robert Redford will also bring the so-called “Rathergate” scandal to life in a new movie. Redford is attached to play Dan Rather in Truth, about the controversy that marred the end of the newscaster’s network career.

He’ll be joined by Cate Blanchett, who’ll play Rather’s former producer Mary Mapes. The memoir penned by the real-life Mapes, Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power, serves as the film’s source material. The film marks screenwriter James Vanderbilt‘s directorial debut. Hit the jump for more details.

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Captain America Winter Soldier review

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a big movie. Big in scope, dense in story, and pivotal to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. It continues the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), also known as Captain America, as he begins to return to “normal” life after saving the world with some friends in The Avengers. He’s joined by fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), a soldier turned friend Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and a slew of others including, but not limited to, characters played by Sebastian Stan, Robert Redford, Frank Grillo, Georges St. Pierre, Cobie Smulders and Hayley Atwell. Like I said, it’s a big movie.

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo do a solid job of molding all these moving parts into a story that, for the most part, makes sense. But even when the story gets a little too complicated and the exposition a bit too wordy, it’s quickly saved by its entertaining action and continual narrative twists. Many of these will change everything you thought you knew about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And I’m not just talking about the two credits scenes. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a fun, worthy, if slightly bulky entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier set visit

In July of 2013 I took a short trip to Marvel Studios in Manhattan Beach to visit the Captain America: The Winter Soldier set. While on the studio lot, I got a chance to chat with the cast and crew;  I learned some of the secrets of the movie and about the making of the film. After the jump you will read over 40 things I learned during my visit to the Captain America: The Winter Soldier set. Marvel has also provided us with some photos to premiere from the production. And elsewhere on /Film, you can read full transcripts of our roundtable interviews with the actors, writers and directors.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier TV spot

With exactly one month to go until the release date, Marvel has unveiled a new Captain America: The Winter Soldier TV spot that’s chock full of fresh footage. And while it’s not like the earlier ads were stingy with the action, this 60-second promo may be the most adrenaline-pumping one yet.

The focus this time is on the Winter Soldier of the title (Sebastian Stan), specifically the amount of death and destruction he’s rained down on the world. Falcon (Anthony Mackie) gets a good chunk of screentime as well. Watch the video after the jump.

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Dave and Devindra discuss the genius of Hannibal, the brilliance of Tim’s Vermeer, and the genius of Harold Ramis. Jeff Cannata joins us from DLC.

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Has the May 2016 Marvel movie been revealed? Did the Fantastic Four director comment on recent rumors? Who has been cast in Max Steel? Can you now get tickets to Marvel Universe Live? What did Kevin Smith have to say about Ben Affleck‘s Batsuit? Does Drew Pearce have an update on Runaways? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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