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Ant-Man and the Wasp premiered this weekend to excited fans. While not as gut-wrenching as Avengers: Infinity War, the film had a humor and heart to it that Marvel lovers might need right about now.

Even more importantly, though, it now marks us being only one film away from Avengers 4.

In wait of the heart-stopping, intense film, let’s look at some of the Ant-Man facts that might mean intriguing things for the future of the MCU.  (more…)

‘Ant-Man’ Credits Scenes Explained

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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.

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Ant-Man hasn’t been released yet, but the sudden upswing in the tenor and quality of the hype surrounding it has got people thinking, what about Ant-Man 2? Of course, Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios‘ last surprising-but-not-surprising original hit, was approved for a sequel before it opened, and though Marvel may be locked in with release dates through to 2019, like Spider-Man proved, schedules can be changed if you give the studio a reason. Peyton Reed, director of Ant-Man, is hoping that he can make a case for another Marvel film, one that will deal exclusively with the background of one of Ant-Man’s main characters, who, in his comic book life, was one of the founding members of The Avengers, Hank Pym. (more…)

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Most Marvel fans know to go expect a few curveballs in their movies, (and to ALWAYS stay during the ending credits!), but was a major Ant-Man spoiler revealed by hands other than Marvel’s? LEGO already has a track record of such leaks; such dropping the Iron Man 3 plot twist with Aldrich Killian, and giving us a view of the Vision before his poster was officially revealed. This time the victim of possible spoilage is Ant-Man, by way of an interesting image for an Ant-Man LEGO set. (more…)

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Oh yeah, Ant-Man comes out in July. Sorry, Ant-Man, but with Avengers: Age of Ultron coming out in a few short weeks, Daredevil hitting the interwebs today, and Agents of S.H.I.E.D. on TV weekly, there’s more than enough Marvel Studios goodness to go around right now. But yes, Ant-Man is coming, and just as the market’s been flooded with new Avengers stuff lately, we’re getting a new insight into the smallest superhero in the biz. Or at least his arch-nemesis. We’ve known for a while that The Strain star Corey Stoll was playing bad guy Darren Cross in the latest superhero adaptation, but now we know what he looks like all dressed up and ready to kill as Yellowjacket. (more…)

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Joss Whedon. Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about Avengers: Age of Ultron, which, as I’m sure you already know, comes out in a theater near you in just over two months time. Apparently, some of you are a little miffed that Whedon in his infinite wisdom decided to tweak the titular villain’s origin for the film by making him a creation of Iron Man Tony Stark as opposed to using his comic book creator Dr. Henry Pym. Well, it turns out that Whedon feels your pain. Ultron’s origins was one of many questions addressed by Whedon in an interview done during the production of the Avengers sequel. (more…)

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The Ant-Man trailer was classified last week, which means there’s a good chance we are going to see it premiere soon – word on the street is Marvel Studios are going to debut it during the premiere of Agent Carter, which starts on January 6. So what do we expect to see? Paul Rudd as Ant-Man is a good call, possibly some Michael Douglas action as Lang’s predecessor and mentor Hank Pym, maybe Pym’s daughter played by Evangeline Lilly and perhaps even Corey Stoll as Yellow Jacket? Giving that Yellow Jacket is the main villain and he’s going to change progressively throughout the movie, it would make more sense if we see less of Stoll’s villain before the release of the film. However, going by the new banner, that might not be the case. (more…)

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Evangeline Lilly – who is best know for her performance as Kate on the J.J. Abrams produced ABC sci-fi mystery series Lost – has been steadily building up quite the CV after an initially quite stint when Lost officially went off the air in 2010. Starring in films such as the Hugh Jackman vehicle Real Steel, and having a prominent role in Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit trilogy playing elf warrior Tauriel, has no doubt upped her stock in Holywood. Now, with another starring role in Marvel Studios Ant-Man (playing Hank Pym‘s daughter), Lilly is set to grace the big screen again as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in mid July 2015. While promoting The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Lilly has been spilling the beans on the storyline of the tightly-lipped Peyton Reed vehicle. (more…)

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Edgar Wright fans and Ant-Man fans were dealt a crushing blow when Wright decided to leave the project after spending eight years working on the movie adaptation. Nobody quite knows what happened, but it’s no secret that Marvel henchman Kevin Feige is pretty hands on with all the Marvel projects. The natural assumption has been that Wright was not willing to give away too much creative freedom, and when Marvel decided to change parts of the original script he and Joe Cornish (Attack Of The Block) had worked on, he’d had enough. To this day, nobody really knows the real reason Wright left and it’s pretty much all based on speculation. However, now Evangeline Lilly – who is playing Hope Van Dyne (Hank Pym‘s daughter) – has offered her take on the whole debacle. (more…)

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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…)