Paul Rudd Unsure About Ant-Man 3

Though it’s primarily the original Avengers who get the spotlight in this summer’s massive hit Avengers: Endgame, none of it would be possible without Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man. However, when it comes to the superhero’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seems that franchise star Paul Rudd doesn’t know if Ant-Man 3 will give him another chance to flex his Pym Particles. Read More »

Ant-Man Attacking Thanos Butt Debunked

In the months leading up to the release of Avengers: Endgame, there was a lot of chatter about a certain method by which The Avengers could have defeated Thanos (Josh Brolin). Some of the more creative (or disturbing) Marvel Cinematic Universe fans out there thought that if Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) could shrink down to a small size, make his way into Thanos’ body, and then grown inside of him, it would have ripped Thanos apart. All of this would have been accomplished by jumping in Thanos’ butt.

Thankfully, this genius theory was brought up to Avengers: Endgame co-writer Christopher Markus, and he explained why the Ant-Man attacking Thanos’s butt plan wouldn’t work out so well for our hero in the end (no pun intended). Read More »

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Need to catch up on the fifth season of Agents of SHIELD? How will Marvel Comics #1000 celebrate the 80th anniversary of Marvel? What Avengers: Endgame character is joining Marvel Strike Force? What character might Idris Elba play in The Suicide Squad? How did Howard the Duck come to be added to the final battle of Avengers: Endgame? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Marvel Movies to Watch Before Avengers Endgame

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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How do the various voices of Superman over the years compare to each other? Ready for a ton more comics to be added to DC Universe this week? Does Ernie Hudson‘s character have a Green Lantern connection in Arrow? How does Paul Rudd react to the Ant-Man rear attack on Thanos theory? How many people watched Umbrella Academy around the world? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Ant-Man Revisited

(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 is charming, but feels like two different scripts smashed together)

Ant-Man would’ve been a different beast under director Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead), who left the project over creative differences in 2014. The Avengers had recently swept the globe, and with the note-factory that was Marvel Creative Committee still intact under Marvel chairman Ike Perlmutter, directorial freedom wasn’t exactly on the table. (The Committee was finally disbanded in 2015).

Marvel Studios then was a far cry from Marvel Studios today, just a few years removed. While it’s nice to imagine what could have been, Peyton Reed of Yes Man and Bring It On did an ample job; for better or worse, the film the studio wanted seems more fitting for Reed’s wheelhouse than Wright’s. Several visual flourishes people presume were Wright’s were actually Reed’s doing — Luis’ hilarious callbacks, for one — though the story feels like the product of conflicting rewrites.

While Ant-Man’s personal scale feels like a palette cleanser from Marvel’s end-of-the-world bombast, one might ponder whether going smaller and more personal is inherently more sound, especially when major decisions still feel like they’ve had their edges sanded down. Wright was rumoured to have written a more morally grey film, about a hardened criminal being reformed. The end result is anything but, yet it curiously (and paradoxically) echoes elements of Wright’s original drafts — as if the finished product were unable to escape its past.

Like the protagonist at its center, it’s tough for Ant-Man to be truly good when forces beyond its control keep holding it back.

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Need a recap of the first season of Cloak and Dagger? How many credits scenes does Shazam! have? Would you want to see a Marvel vs DC video game from the creator of Mortal Kombat? What happens when Thanos stops Ant-Man from pulling off his gross special move that fans are obsessed with? Could Doctor Strange 2 end up being a 2020 release for Marvel Studios? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Which star of The CW’s Arrowverse was caught vaping on a plane? What is the secret identity of Marvel’s new character Major X? How much are Avengers: Endgame tickets being scalped for online? What does science say about Ant-Man killing Thanos in a very unpleasant way? How did Anthony & Joe Russo determine what footage to use in Avengers: Endgame trailers?  All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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When are Avengers: Endgame tickets rumored to go on sale? Want to get your hands on a Thor mailbox shaped like Mjolnir? What are the next Marvel Rising animated specials? What does Shazam stand for? Who might be the main character in Marvel’s The Eternals? Does a new Avengers: Endgame toy hint at a certain fight in the movie? Who is leaving Arrow before the end of the season? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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What did David Harbour surprisingly reveal about Hellboy‘s activities on Earth? Did The Snappening take a toll on the environment as well as the population? Are you prepared to see Ant-Man destroy Thanos in the worst way possible? Fans gave The Defenders their own Avengers: Endgame posters? Want to see some new photos from Morbius the Living Vampire? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »