Matt Gerald Joins Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ to Fill Villainous Role

- 04-07-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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With Marvel and director Edgar Wright keeping the actual Ant-Man character details, even so far as some supporting character names under lock and key, they continue to add cast members. The latest is Matt Gerald (G.I.Joe: Retaliation, Avatar), who reportedly will play one of the movies bad guys. (more…)

‘House of Cards’ Star Corey Stoll In Negotiations For “Top Secret” ‘Ant-Man’ Role

- 03-25-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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For whatever reason, I often get Corey Stoll and Paul Scheer mixed up. It’s probably because they’ve both tall, white and bald. Also because I’m a racist. Regardless, only one of them is in talks for a role in Edgar Wright’s upcoming adaptation of Marvel’s Ant-Man. Hint hint: it’s the one with the better teeth.

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*Update: Did Warner Brothers Just Blink on Head to Head Release Date With Marvel?!? – Marvel Stands Ground on ‘Batman VS Superman’ Release Date

- 03-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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It caught many fans flat-footed when Warner Brothers unexpectedly shifted Zach Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman release date 10 months to May 6th, 2016. Marvel quickly snagged the open spot left by Warner Brothers and moved up the release date for Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man. While fans also expected Marvel to announce a change in the release date for the as yet unnamed Marvel Phase Three movie that was already slotted for May 6th, 2016, Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige doesn’t plan to budge and recently drew a line in the sand about the date. (more…)

Evangeline Lilly up for Female Lead in Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ Opposite Paul Rudd

- 02-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Word is out that Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Desolation of Smaug) is up for the female lead in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man opposite Paul Rudd‘s Scott Lang character. What Marvel character will Lilly play? (more…)

Edgar Wright Tweeting Out ‘Ant-Man’ Teasers

- 01-31-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Why these movie directors see the need to constantly tease us I will never know. But once again we’re getting a taste of something that we won’t have the opportunity to see for more than a year. This time the culprit is Edgar Wright, who has decided to Tweeter a picture of an Ant-Man costume. Scroll down to check out what he’s showing us and let the speculation begin. (more…)

Douglas Wants to “Surprise” Audiences With ‘Ant-Man’ Role

- 01-14-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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I certainly know that many of us were surprised at the casting announcement of Academy Award-winning actor/producer Michael Douglas as Dr. Henry Pym in Ant-Man. That’s to the credit of Marvel Studios’ success and mass appeal, that actors like Douglas, and Robert Redford, are gleeful joining film projects like Ant-Man and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As if we need an explanation, Douglas talked in a recent interview why he signed up to play Pym, and whether or not he’s got a future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (more…)

Edgar Wright Casts Michael Douglas as Hank Pym for ‘Ant-Man’ Movie

- 01-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Hot on the heels of Michael Douglas winning a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Liberace in Behind the Candelabra, Marvel has announced the casting of Douglas to portray Hank Pym in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man. (more…)

Has Edgar Wright Revealed Which Ant-Man He’s Making a Movie About?

- 01-06-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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What do you think of the above screencap? It’s from an episode of the animated series Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and on its own it’s fairly innocuous, but posted on the website of filmmaker Edgar Wright the image takes on new and glorious context. As we all know, Wright is working on the big screen, live-action version of Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd, but there’s a degree of uncertainty as to which Ant-Man Rudd will be portraying. So how does a screen grab from a cartoon shed light on this context? Read on. (more…)

It’s Official! Paul Rudd is Ant-Man

- 12-19-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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What was once a rumor 24 hours ago is now confirmed as fact. That’s right fans, Marvel Studios has released an official statement saying in no uncertain terms that Anchorman 2 star Paul Rudd will indeed be putting on the suit of the astonishing Ant-Man. Given the fact that Marvel movies are more or less a license to print money, this is a big get for any actor, and it seems that now is the time that Rudd has arrived (even though he’s been a steadily working actor in Hollywood for years). (more…)

Sources Say Rudd is ‘Ant-Man’

- 12-18-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Recent news that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is going to produce Sandman seems to have given way to confirmation that the other actor in contention to fill the boots of Dr. Hank Pym, Anchorman 2‘s Paul Rudd, is indeed the frontrunner to play the lead in Ant-Man, Marvel Studios’ first film in its Phase 3 program. (more…)