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…)

Ready For Your First Easter Egg From ‘Ant-Man’?

- 08-25-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Remember the days when you had to wait to see a movie before you could spot the Easter Eggs sprinkled throughout?  Well, Marvel is known for breaking down barriers and changing the rules of the game, and it looks like they are even changing the way audiences spot those little nods to the other characters that reside in the MCU. (more…)

Evangeline Lilly’s Looking Wasp-ish. Should We Beware Her Sting?

- 08-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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When Evangeline Lilly was cast in ‘Ant-Man,’ everybody thought she was a great pick to play Janet Van Dyne’s Wasp, the comic book founding member of the Avengers. Then, news broke out that she would actually be playing Hope Van Dyne, Janet’s and Hank Pym’s daughter (some sites are calling her Hope PymIMDB isn’t doing either). We all started to wonder who would be playing the Wasp in that film, especially when it was reported that Janet, if alive, would be a senior citizen by then. It started to make some kind of sense that Marvel Studios would choose against plotting Hank and Jan’s relationship because it had some very dark clouds above it. But fans still wanted their Wasp and it wasn’t looking like we were gonna get her until today. (more…)

First Official Photo of Paul Rudd in ‘Ant-Man.’ Here. Now.

- 08-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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As we reported yesterday, production has begun on Marvel Studios‘ twelfth feature Ant-Man. The Peyton Reed-directed flick has been in development since long before there was a Marvel Studios, but now it’s finally becoming a reality, adding an important and historic piece of comic book lore to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. By now you’re saying, “Quit stalling! Get to the picture!” Okay, calm down. Without further ado, let’s take a look – and it’s okay because its not-spoilery – at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, AKA: Ant-Man! (more…)

Does Anybody Know When ‘Ant-Man’ Officially Goes Into Production? We Do.

- 08-18-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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With all the news of several guards being changed in and out, I halfway kinda thought this movie wasn’t gonna ever shoot. For the sake of beating the old “information dead horse,” let’s recap: 1. Director Edgar Wright had a baby named ‘Ant-Man’ and Marvel took the baby and gave it to Peyton Reed. 2. Cast members dubiously left the production and people were telling different reasons why. 3. The original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne wass reported DBO (dead before arrival). 4. Out with the old writers and in with the new. Yet despite my well-documented ability to count to four, all heads of the cast and crew have giving smiling interviews and appeared here and there with optimistic spirits. Looks like Reed’s A-Team is primed and ready, and he loves it when a plan comes together. (more…)

Let’s Look At What Other Marvel Characters Might Show Up In ‘Ant-Man’

- 08-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Marvel‘s Ant-Man has certainly been through a lot of changes since that initial announcement years ago that Edgar Wright would be bringing Marvel’s smallest hero to the big screen. Now its got a new director in Peyton Reed, and changes to the script which brought about Wright’s sudden departure. What those script changes might be is still unclear, but when three writers (Adam McKay, Andrew Barrer, and Gabrial Ferrari) were brought on board after Wright left to work out script issues during filming, one has to imagine more than just a few tweaks. The earlier draft was rumored to include some flashback scenes with the Micheal Douglas Hank Pym characters. Will that scene remain and what Marvel characters might it include? (more…)

Probably The Most Important Character In The ‘Ant-Man’ Movie Has Been Confirmed

- 08-07-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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I don’t know a heck of a lot about Hank Pym/Ant-Man. But it seems like everything I do know is being shuffled around until the only source bit sustained is that a superhero shrinks small. The Wasp is a hugely important character in his life and it doesn’t look like she’ll ever see the light of film. Pym is played by an old guy when his comic book compatriots are about his age. And it looks like we’ll gloss over most Pym-ly aspects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and focus on his successor Scott Lang for the upcoming movie. As evidence to back that up, Director Peyton Reed, looking like the dean from ‘Community,’ told Screen Rant that a pivotal character will be featured in the film. This person IN / The Wasp OUT. And so it goes. (more…)

It’s Not Looking Good For The Wasp Joining The Avengers

- 07-31-14Comics, Cosplay, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Since the first ‘Avengers’ film came out, geeks like myself have been wondering about what would happen with comics founding member The Wasp. With a handful of wonderful actresses who could potentially deliver a great Janet Van Dyne, we thought maybe she’d come in for the second film, show up in someone else’s, etc. Eva Longeria could’ve done it; Morena Baccarin would’ve been an acceptable choice; Rashida Jones might’ve finally jumped out of my dreams and into some skin-tight black leather. Moreover, Ant-Man co-star Evangeline Lilly would’ve been a top notch choice for the role. But, when Michael Douglas dropped by Comic Con and gave a little back-story on the film’s depiction of Hank Pym, it seemed to kibosh the likelihood of seeing the Wasp in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ever. (Possible SPOILERS) (more…)