Ant-Man

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Evangeline Lilly, the center of everyone’s favorite love triangle on that much missed show of the early aughts, Lost, may be on track to receive her own solo Wasp film.  Lilly’s Wasp will join Paul Rudd’s Antman in summer 2018 for the Ant-Man sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, but writer Adam McKay has indicated that may not be the last we see of the Marvel heroine.  It all depends, it would seem, upon the success of the upcoming sequel.  2015’s Ant-Man was another success for the Marvel franchise, bringing in a worldwide total of $519.3 and sitting well with both critics and the general population.  But will returns like that be enough to get Wasp her own movie? (more…)

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Toys and play-sets from mega movie properties will see the films core characters and battle scenes make it to plastic form, obviously. One thing toy tie-ins often also do… is spoil a movie surprise. Toys are made and released months ahead of a film premiere; with the purpose of getting toys in the hands of kids (and collectors) to market the movie. So that being the case, there’s really no avoiding it. Still, that doesn’t make it any easier when you’re perusing the aisle of a toy store, see some toy set that catches your eye… and boom… spoiler!

Such as the case with Marvel’s  latest super hero mega fest – Captain America Civil War. An upcoming LEGO set depicts a truly transformative reveal… and here we are complaining about spoilers, but sometimes we just can’t help ourselves. So click away to check it out if you just have to know before hand. (more…)

‘Ant-Man’ Gets The Honest Trailer Treatment

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It looks like the folks over at Screen Junkies are at it again. This time they’ve done an Honest Trailer for Ant-Man. The thing about these Honest Trailers is that they take the obvious and make them really obvious. Their past works include Star Wars and the Back To The Future trilogy. Usually, these trailers work really well with older movies or really bad movies, but Ant-Man was pretty good. So it’ll be interesting to see how this one comes out. Check it out after the jump! (more…)

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There are some movies that, as you watch, you think to yourself “the blooper reel is going to be hysterical.” Thanks in large part to the up-tempo dance moves of Paul Rudd, Ant-Man has proven to be one of those movies. Rudd has a constant aura of goofiness radiating about him at seemingly all times, so his timing of mid-shoot to break out the moves isn’t so out of character.  And judging by the way the rest of the cast kept getting their groove on, it seems his vibe was contagious! (more…)

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When Ant-Man was announced people cheered because one of the most iconic comic book characters was coming to the big screen. When news about the casting came out, people hit the brakes. How could Paul Rudd play Ant-Man? Wasn’t he the guy in Clueless? Soon, people began to jump off the bandwagon as more and more details came out. Eventually, people began jumping ship when Edgar Wright left the project. Still, the movie kept chugging, and it prevailed through the sea of doubters. It’s currently the 11th in biggest opening weekends for a movie in 2015. And, of course, it’s one of the best movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With that said, it’s no surprise that fans want their Ant-Man memorabilia. If you’re looking for a piece, then consider this: the Hot Toys Ant-Man – Artist Mix Deluxe Set of 3.

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With every new superhero sequel, there is one thing you can always expect… the heroes will always be sportin’ brand new spanking costumes. New movie means new duds, that’s just the way it is! I mean, how else do you expect toy companies to make any money if they don’t have new character designs to market from, eh?

In the case of Captain America: Civil War, all the Avengers you know and love will surely be rockn’ new gear. All those Marvel standalone movies, their subsequent sequels, and Avengers flicks have all seen new costumes in each iteration. Why would Civil War be any different?

There’s been a multitude of set photos, videos, leaked footage and what not that has come from the Civil War production giving fans a glimpse of what new looks returning characters will have. Now some BRAND NEW leaked concept/promo art reveals an even better look at some of the updated costumes.

Head on past the page break for shots of: Captain America, Iron Man, The Winter Solider, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, and Black Panther.
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Hey, why isn’t Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin on Twitter?  Because he’s already killed all 140 characters, that’s why!  Ah-ha, that’s my favorite internet joke.  But seriously, Martin has never been shy about letting his opinions be known, and he recently took to his blog to wax poetic about his displeasure with the current crop of bad guys being portrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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So if you saw Ant-Man at any point in the last several days, you’ve probably been wondering: is any of the stuff the ants do in the movie legit? That is to say, are the depictions of ants in the film scientifically accurate? It’s not like Hollywood movies put a premium on scientific-correctness, I mean have you seen the works of Roland Emmerich? Still, it’s kind of fun to consider where fantasy ends and realism begins, and to that end, some industrious internet journalist thought, “Hey, let’s ask an ant expert some of the stuff they do in the name of fighting evil and coolness in Ant-Man. Some of the answers may surprise you. (more…)

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If you’re not familiar with YouTube user Mr. Sunday, it’s time for you to set a couple of hours aside and check out his amazing work.  The guy has a YouTube channel (and a pretty sweet accent, too), and all he does is two things: 1) win (of course), and 2) root out all the hidden references and subtle “in-jokes” in movies.  He’s recently given us a lovely overview of all the easter eggs you’ll find in Ant-Man (making my planned article about the exact same thing largely irrelevant, but I ain’t hatin’), and it’s pretty darn thorough.  Give it a watch for yourself below, and then let me know in the comments: is there anything he missed that you caught?

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Ant Man’s paltry opening weekend box office numbers of $58M, which comes at the lower end of the scale we’ve come to expect from Marvel over the last few years ex. Thor($65.7M) and Captain America: The First Avenger ($65.1M), it still managed to leave fans abuzz in conversation due to the film’s post-credits scene. This along with some confirmation straight from Kevin Feige has us all piecing together what else we can expect from Marvel in Phase 3 of their cinematic adventures. (Spoilers Ahead)

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