Franchises don’t end, they just go on hiatus. To prove that once again, Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Animation Studios are going back into the vault and developing a new film based on some fan favorite characters. Or maybe we mean toy box. Yes, just four years after the release of the last movie, and nearly 20 years after the release of the first one, Toy Story is coming back to a theater near you. In a surprise announcement, Toy Story 4 has been set for a 2017 release under the direction of Pixar founder John Lasseter. Who else is involved, and how Toy Story ended up back on the studio’s radar, is revealed below. (more…)
Bigger news that this has broken recently concerning the casting of Edgar Wright’s upcoming Ant-Man flick. We heard early in the week that Michael Douglas was joining the pack as Hank Pym (though not, it seems, as Ant-Man), and now there are few more casting rumors floating through the great empty place that is the Internet. This one concerns rumored roles for Michael Pena and either Rashida Jones or Bryce Dallas Howard. (more…)
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…)
Last month I reported that Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones were close to being officially announced as the leads (Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, respectively) in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man. But however reasonable these choices appear, they remain technically only rumors.
After making an attractive pair with solid chemistry in the romantic comedy I Love You, Man—Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones (below), according to Schmoes Know, are set to possibly take on the roles of Marvel‘s favorite dysfunctional couple: Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man.
With Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man hitting the big screen in 2015 as part of Marvel’s ‘Phase 3’, it’s probably about time they get to working on it. And with the many decisions on how to put it together comes the need for some casting. Being that The Wasp is a major part of the Ant-Man storyline, it only seems logical that she would be making some sort of appearance and now it looks like there may be an actress already lined up to take on that role. (more…)