‘Ant-Man’ Star Evangeline Lilly Reveals New Story Details

- 12-18-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Evangeline Lilly – who is best know for her performance as Kate on the J.J. Abrams produced ABC sci-fi mystery series Lost – has been steadily building up quite the CV after an initially quite stint when Lost officially went off the air in 2010. Starring in films such as the Hugh Jackman vehicle Real Steel, and having a prominent role in Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit trilogy playing elf warrior Tauriel, has no doubt upped her stock in Holywood. Now, with another starring role in Marvel Studios Ant-Man (playing Hank Pym‘s daughter), Lilly is set to grace the big screen again as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in mid July 2015. While promoting The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Lilly has been spilling the beans on the storyline of the tightly-lipped Peyton Reed vehicle. (more…)

‘Ant-Man': Synopsis Update And Full Cast With Character Names

- 12-11-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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When Edgar Wright left Marvel‘s Ant-Man, the prospect of keeping the production on schedule seemed improbable; what, with the film looking for another director to fill Wright’s shoes, compounded by the rumors that changes had been made to the original script (apparently the straw that broke the camels back and finalised Wright’s decision to “part ways” with Marvel). It just seemed like everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. But, low and behold, Peyton Reed jumped on board and re-wrote the script along with the help of Paul Rudd, and things started moved along rather nicely. Thusly, production has now wrapped on the filming, and it is headed into post-production with its original summer 2015 release date still intact. (more…)

Evangeline Lilly Spills The Beans On Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’

- 12-03-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Edgar Wright fans and Ant-Man fans were dealt a crushing blow when Wright decided to leave the project after spending eight years working on the movie adaptation. Nobody quite knows what happened, but it’s no secret that Marvel henchman Kevin Feige is pretty hands on with all the Marvel projects. The natural assumption has been that Wright was not willing to give away too much creative freedom, and when Marvel decided to change parts of the original script he and Joe Cornish (Attack Of The Block) had worked on, he’d had enough. To this day, nobody really knows the real reason Wright left and it’s pretty much all based on speculation. However, now Evangeline Lilly – who is playing Hope Van Dyne (Hank Pym‘s daughter) – has offered her take on the whole debacle. (more…)

Nova Will Not Be Part Of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2′

- 11-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Soon after Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was confirmed, people turned their attention to what could be in store for the sequel and what new characters they might be seeing in the sequel. One character who has been getting a lot of mention is Nova – the Earth-born hero – who fights for Xander and the planets Nova Corps and is also a major warrior who fights against the Kree and the Skulls, albeit, in various incarnations. Furthermore there was also talk about Peter Quill‘s father showing up in the second installment.

In a recent interview with Movieweb,  James Gunn  talks about what impact these characters will have on the sequel – or rather lack there of. (more…)

Michael Douglas Wraps Up His ‘Ant-Man’ Scenes & Celebrates With Spoilerish Picture?

- 11-11-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Michael Douglas took to Facebook yesterday to announce that he has finished filming all the Hank Pym scenes in Peyton Reed‘s upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Ant-Man. Douglas, being the class act that his is, took that moment to also recognize and celebrate his long time friend and stuntman/stand-in Mike Runyard. There’s a small spoiler hidden in that picture, so stop here if you don’t want to know anything. *Insert Spoiler Warning Here. Otherwise, click away! (more…)

Is This Picture Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ Villain Yellowjacket?

- 11-07-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s a new image making the Internet rounds that purports to be the first look at the villainous Yellowjacket from Marvel‘s upcoming Ant-Man movie starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas. Rumor has it that Corey Stoll is playing Darren Cross, the long time adversary of Hank Pym. Cross is thought to be the villain in the movie that eventually dons the Yellowjacket costume to fight Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man. (more…)

Marvel Movie Clips & ‘Agent Carter’ Sneak Peek From Marvel’s 75th Special

- 11-05-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Marvel celebrated 75 years of comic book mayhem last night with an hour-long special that delved into Marvel’s creative history and characters. Peppered in all that were a number of clips from Marvel movies and the upcoming Agent Carter series. Now you can see them all at once in the video below. (more…)

First Look: ‘Ant-Man’s’ Michael Douglas Proves That Pympin’ IS Easy!

- 10-15-14Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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When I think of Michael Douglas, the image of Gordon Gekko holding up a fast food restaurant with Catherine Trammell in the getaway car comes to mind. He’s had a nice run of sweet roles, especially in the 90’s. During that run, he was strangely typecast in uber-sexy films that could have easily been soft porn. And God bless him for it too. Because any guy who can land the Zeta-Jones 2000 must be a superhero of manliness. At 70 years old, he’s still commanding cool roles, our present favorite being Hank Pym. Who knows? After this, maybe my next go-to image of Douglas might be of him chillin’ like a boss in a kickass ragtop as a retired Ant-Man. Yup, our first look of him in the role is an impressive one indeed. (more…)

Are We Gonna Lose Some Of Our Favorite Heroes For ‘Avengers 3?’

- 10-06-14Film, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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Bad Ass Digest dropped a couple bombs about the future of the Avengers movie franchise. It’s all speculation and we should take it with a grain of salt, but at least it’s worth thinking about. It all boils down to contracts, phases and long-term goals. Luckily these are three things that Marvel Entertainment are masters at manipulating. First, contract limitations kind of prohibit A3 from being split up into two films as previously rumored. Second, this movie is the springboard for Marvel’s famously talked about Phase 3. And third, it’s possible that Thanos won’t be done with our happy heroes by the end of that film. And it all has to do with saying a temporary goodbye to some of our favorite players. Possible SPOILERS ahead. (more…)

How Long Will Hank Pym Be In Costume In ‘Ant-Man’? Michael Douglas Has The Answer

- 09-09-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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After a tumultuous start, Ant-Man is coming sooner than it seems and there are still plenty of questions surrounding the MCU Phase 3 entry.  Will Evangaline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne take up the mantle of Wasp, now that the story has supposedly strayed from the material the movie is based on?  Will Corey Stoll’s Darren Cross give us a new incarnation of Yellowjacket that we will be happy to root against?  Will director Peyton Reed be able to give audiences a movie that is as wonderful and quirky as they were hoping to get from original director Edgar Wright?  How long will Michael Douglas’s Hank Pym don the Ant-Man costume before passing the torch to Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang?  We will probably have to wait a while to get the answers to most of these questions but thanks to a recent interview, Douglas has given all of us the answer to one of the biggest questions that surrounds the movie. (more…)