Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for another team-up adventure as Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. In previous installments of the Ant-Man franchise, the two stars have been joined by the ensemble of Luis (Michael Peña), Kurt (David Dastmalchian), and Dave (T.I.), criminal buddies of Scott Lang, but one of them won’t be part of the franchise anymore. Read More »
The original Wasp is coming back for Ant-Man 3.
Michelle Pfeiffer, whose Janet van Dyne made her debut in 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp after getting rescued from the Quantum Realm, confirmed that she’ll be returning in Ant-Man 3, which is due to begin filming in spring 2021. She will reunite with leads Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, as Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne, respectively, and presumably, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.
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Marvel Studios is currently in a holding pattern as the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep the United States in a chokehold. There’s been a longer hiatus between the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe than was initially planned thanks to movie theaters being closed and the release of Black Widow being delayed. But there are still big plans for the next era of the MCU, and we mean that literally and figuratively when it comes to the Ant-Man franchise.
Director Peyton Reed is returning for Ant-Man 3 (or maybe Ant-Man and the Wasp 2), and while he’s not able to divulge any groundbreaking pieces of information about the developing sequel, he did say that it would be “a much bigger, more sprawling movie” than the previous two installments in the franchise. Read More »
Will the Minutemen of Time Variance Authority be in the Loki series? How are the Infinity Stones returning in a new story arc for Marvel Comics? Which Marvel movies may play in Chinese theaters when they reopen later this month? How did New Mutants director Josh Boone throw shade at Dark Phoenix? Who wants to tell Michael Shannon that Zack Snyder isn’t involved with the Supergirl movie? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
The launch of Disney+ yesterday brought a plethora of content from The Walt Disney Company, including most of the movies from the Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe franchises. But there are still some titles from each franchise that aren’t available on Disney+ just yet. That’s because there’s still a holdover streaming deals that Disney has to run out with Netflix before they get the streaming rights back for themselves. The good news is we know when the remaining Star Wars titles and missing Marvel movies on Disney+ will be available. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch a Captain Marvel VFX breakdown showing the creation of environments, vehicles, characters like Goose the cat, and the transformation of Skrulls. Plus, see what professional musician Penn Jillette thinks of the magic on display in movies like The Prestige and Ant-Man and the Wasp, take a retrospective look at Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Read More »
San Diego Comic-Con is nearly upon us, and Mondo is bringing another impressive collection of prints to the convention that will pay tribute to some of your favorite movies. We’re pleased to debut some of the Marvel prints that will be debuting at the convention. They include a couple pieces for Ant-Man and the Wasp, one honoring the Golden Age of Marvel Comics, and a sketch-style print of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s mostly deadly villain. Check out our exclusive Mondo SDCC prints below. Read More »
Now that we’ve seen Avengers: Endgame (which is absolutely fantastic), we can tell you how to be fully prepared for this monumental pop culture event. Yes, there are 21 films in total that precede this movie, and Avengers: Endgame somehow offers an epic conclusion to each and every one of them. But you don’t need to remember every single one in order to fully enjoy this sequel. We’ve put together a list of the six most essential movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that you should watch (or rewatch) to get the most out of your Avengers: Endgame experience.
Get the full list of Marvel movies to watch before Avengers Endgame below. Read More »
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Your hip vinyl collections are about to get a whole lot more super. Marvel Music and Hollywood Records are teaming up with Mondo to bring the soundtracks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to vinyl. Starting with Christophe Beck’s score for Ant-Man and The Wasp, Marvel Mondo vinyls will be rolled out with the typically stylish cover designs that we’ve come to expect of the collectibles company. Check out the eye-catching Mondo vinyl cover art for Ant-Man and the Wasp first.
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(Welcome to Road to Endgame, where we revisit the first 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask, “How did we get here?” In this edition: Ant-Man and the Wasp is an easy, breezy, meaningless entry.)
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe increases in bombast, it needs the occasional palette-cleanser. The bloated Avengers: Age of Ultron was followed by Ant-Man, a heist film in the vein of a studio comedy. Similarly, the gargantuan Avengers: Infinity War was succeeded by Ant-Man and the Wasp. The Ant-Man films are as literal as “going smaller” gets, focusing not only on shrinking superheroes, but on intimate father-daughter dynamics, thus steering the MCU away from its usually apocalyptic stakes.
As with its predecessor, though, Ant-Man and the Wasp begs the question: is smaller inherently better when it comes to superheroes?
For what feels like the first time since Thor: The Dark World, a Marvel movie fails to be about anything in particular. Ant-Man and the Wasp is hardly a contender for bottom spot — it’s too well-meaning, and its supporting cast is too likable for the film to be truly worthless — and it breaks from Marvel’s traditions in notable ways. A handful of these deviations are refreshing. For instance, tonal consistency, along with visual and aural filmmaking that actually matches it. Other departures however, render the film thematically vapid, making it stick out even further in a series so otherwise loaded.
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