For those fans who bothered to stick around for the post-credit scenes from 2015’s Ant-Man, it should come as no surprise that Evangeline Lilly’s character from the first film, Hope Van Dyne, will be strapping on the wings and taking on the mantle of the Wasp in the film’s upcoming sequel. Of course, since the sequel is titled And-Man and The Wasp, you probably already knew that anyway even if you rushed to the bathroom at the film’s ending instead of sticking around. Even though we got to see a costume on the wall in that scene, a final approved look had yet to be revealed… until today! (more…)
As comic book fans know, the Wasp was part of the first team of The Avengers along with the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and Ant-Man. In fact, the Wasp has been at the centre of many Avengers rosters in the team’s 50-year history, but when it comes to the movies, we’ve had two Avengers movies go by now without the Wasp, and Evangeline Lilly, who plays the Marvel Cinematic Universe iteration of the character. She even had to sit out Civil War even though Ant-Man Paul Rudd went into battle. Well, like all things Marvel, there is a plan, and the plan is to make the Wasp an Avenger, just not immediately. (more…)
Last summer, Marvel Studios released two movies that left the fate of two heroes kind of up in the air. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hulk/Bruce Banner flew off for parts unknown in the Quinjet, and at the end of Ant-Man, Hope Pym is introduced to the prototype Wasp suit her father Hank had been designing before his wife was killed in action. We know that the Hulk will be back in Thor: Ragnarok, and that the Wasp will fly high in Ant-Man and the Wasp, but was there ever any chance that the two of them might have showed up for Captain America: Civil War in the meantime? Funny you should ask… (more…)
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…)
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)
Maybe you’ve seen Ant-Man by now and have lingering questions about exactly what goes down in the mid-credits and post-credits scenes. Maybe you haven’t seen the film yet and would like some more knowledge to arm yourself with going in. Maybe you’re like me and have seen the movie twice already and just think it’s really, really good (in my review of Ant-Man, I mentioned that these two scenes exist, but kept it spoiler-free). Whatever the case, here’s some deeper info you might not know about the “secret” Ant-Man scenes – and it should go without saying here, but you’re entering MAJOR SPOILER TERRITORY, so consider yourself warned.
I know what you’re thinking – that’s a mighty bold statement you’re making there in the title, sailor. Now hold up, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers, I’mma let you finish… but Ant-Man just may truly be one of the greatest Marvel films of all time. Of all time!
WARNING: Mild spoilers ahead – I did my best to keep quiet about the big stuff, but some parts of the film required a little explanation in the review.
If you think you haven’t gotten a good enough look at Ant-Man yet, prepare to have your understanding of movie marketing adjusted. As promised, Marvel Studios and Disney have released the first full trailer of the upcoming superhero film this morning, and it shows off a lot of action and character moments while setting up pretty effectively the film’s story. Long in development and highly anticipated, Ant-Man will coming out hot on the heels of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which box office experts have reported is expected to make a billion cagillion dollars on its opening weekend. So will Ant-Man be able to captialize on Marvel mania, or will it be the studio’s first real bomb? Perhaps the trailer will give you a hint… (more…)
It’s pretty much a given that once a trailer hits the Internet that fans are going to mess around with it. Perhaps it’s changing something that just didn’t sit right and bugged them about it, or maybe it’s just an exercise in editing to kill some time and learn some new skills. Whatever sparks that desire to make changes, you’ve got to love the act of fandom that drove them to it. This time around YouTube user Patrick (H) Willems decided that Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man trailer was missing something. Nothing big, just a small detail, in fact this might just be the quickest change one could make. (more…)
Earlier this week Marvel teased a literally tiny version teaser, which teased the long awaited full trailer for Ant-Man. No cheap gimmicks tonight. The full trailer, which premiered during the pilot episode of Marvel’s Agent Carter, is available now. It is, well, it’s not nearly as exciting as Marvel’s other cinematic entries. But maybe that’s just me, watch the trailer below and judge for yourself. (more…)