Whatever: Comic-Con is Dead, Long Live Comic-Con!

- 07-28-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Here’s the thing: for approximately 150,000 people San Diego Comic-Con is a majestic thrill ride and a joyous gathering of like-minded people who have, at one point or another, likely felt like an outcast because they simply liked what they liked. This weekend, those things took their place at the center of the universe and there was shopping and partying and drinking and laser tag and celebrities and 29 minutes of sleep. That’s what Comic-Con was. For you.

For the rest of us who don’t go but do follow the world of pop culture and geeky nerdiness, Comic-Con isn’t a place, so much as it is a time of year. A holiday that delivers unto us a chance to nerd out over an endless stream of hard news about comics, TV shows and movies  – Comic -Con is when we get to feast on something real and not the gelatinous rumor paste that we have to subsist on all year long.

It’s that influx that excites the hundreds of thousands of people who follow the Comic-Con goings on; these things that get the world talking, and that’s why this thing feels as if it is an event that is much larger than it technically is. But for us to care this much about a party that we aren’t actually attending, we need to keep getting these thrills (or something like them) out of the deal or else what’s the point? (more…)

SDCC14: Marvel Hall H Panel ‘Ant-Man’ Details/Footage Description [UPDATED W/ Panel Video]

- 07-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Wow, the Marvel SDCC14 Hall H Panel might have started ten minutes late, but it’s certainly rolling along fast and furious with celebrities, clips, movie news, and all kinds of fun stuff. Here’s what we’ve found out so far about Ant-Man. (more…)

SDCC14: Marvel Studios Panel LIVE Blog

- 07-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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While WB did show up with Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’s Marvel Studios we expect to steal the show with The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and more. Reporting for us from Hall H has been Rush Urbalejo and he’s back again with today’s final and biggest panel (starts at 5:30pm EST). (more…)

Get Your First Look At Ant-Man’s Helmet

- 07-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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While Marvel’s Ant-Man adaption has hit more than few bumps in the road to production – with director Edgar Wright having left the project per creative differences and the purging of several actors, including Patrick Wilson – the project moves forward. New director Peyton Reed will helm as stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas bring to life Marvel’s super powered man of various sizes/commander of Ants.

Should fans be worried? Eh, maybe. But Marvel has a pretty good track record and they’ve only been getting better. We fully aspect Marvel to make some announcements and clear the air tonight when they take center stage their San Diego Comic Con panel in Hall H. Until then, here’s an early treat. A first look at the Ant-Man helmet prop. (more…)

What’s Going On With Marvel’s Ant-Man? – Production Loses 3 Cast Members, Including Patrick Wilson

- 07-25-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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It’s the incredible shrinking Ant-Man – just, you know, the wrong kind of shrinking. Seriously, is there a revolving door in the Ant-Man set?

Ever since the unexpected and dumbfounded separation of director Edgar Wright, the Marvel Studios production of Ant-Man continues to be a spectacle in developmental challenges. The ever fluctuant production has now just lost 3 of its stars, including Patrick Wilson. Cue the obligatory “Things aren’t looking good for this movie. I’m sure it’ll turn out ok, but I’ll always wonder what an Edgar Wright Ant-Man movie would look like” comment.  (more…)

SDCC14: ‘Ant-Man’, ‘Mockingjay’, And ‘Warcraft’ All Make A Reveal

- 07-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Leo Johnson

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Today kicks off the first day of San Diego Comic-Con and announcements and teasers are already flying thick at the con. Amidst the crowds and clamor it seems that a few movies are getting posters, which seem to be available at the con, while another is showing off its official logo for the first time.  (more…)

Feige Rounds up Rumors on ‘Guardians’, ‘Sub-Mariner’ and ‘Ant-Man’

- 07-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s busy days for the man that manages the Marvel Cinematic Universe, producer Kevin Feige. Not only does he have his studio’s biggest gamble, Guardians of the Galaxy, hitting theaters in a few short weeks, but he’s got to stun the nerdy masses this coming weekend at San Diego Comic Con, which is pretty much his industry’s trade show. As usual, there’s a lot of rumor, speculation, and outright innuendo when it comes to anything from Marvel Studios, so Feige is once again playing rumor control, and setting the record straight on a couple of things, amongst them: fear of Edgar Wright, a future on film for Namor The Sub-Mariner, and the potential for franchise crossovers. Let’s get into it! (more…)

‘Ant-Man’ Updates: SDCC 14 Appearance Confirmed and Young Michael Douglas Wanted

- 07-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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After a rocky couple of months, it seems that the Ant-Man movie is back on track. Sure, they’ve lost a much loved and popular director, and accusations of studio tinkering have been running rampant, but with July’s annual orgy for all things nerdy just a few weeks away, now’s not the time for doubt. Now’s the time for hype! In Ant-Man news today, we learned that the first, great film of Marvel Studios third phase will be taking part in this year’s San Diego Comic Con festivities, and that if you think you look like you can pass for a young Michael Douglas, then there might a great job for you. (more…)

Two New Writers Hired To Fix Marvel’s Broken ‘Ant-Man’

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

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It seemed like a storybook romance: Fan favorite director Edgar Wright was going to bring his beloved Ant-Man project to life, and the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe was supposed to be the better for it. When that relationship fell through because of control issues Wright apparently wasn’t willing to give up, we’ve read nothing but taboo reports about the awkward enterprise. With Wright’s exit, so went cinematographer Bill Pope. Enter Adam McKay to write the movie Marvel wants. You may know him from the hit-and-miss Anchorman series and such short films as A Public Statement from Anthony Weiner’s Penis. Now, before you go questioning his action movie chops, keep in mind that the movie is supposed to be funny too. He’s got history with star Paul Rudd and an aptitude for writing comedy. But how’s the script? It might be a problem that Marvel is working tirelessly to fix…
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Another Familiar Face Join’s Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ Film

- 07-02-14Comics Posted by Shawn Schillberg

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The cast list for Marvel’s Ant-Man continues to grow as Deadline reports the film has just added David Dastmalchian. No, I didn’t know how to pronounce it either, but fortunately there’s a Youtube video for everything.  (more…)