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…)
Although he has stated in the past that there would be no Anchorman 3, Adam McKay has since retracted that statement, and even gone as far as to discuss possible plot themes for a new Anchorman film. We have seen the hilarious Will Ferrell take Ron Burgundy through the progression of 1970s and 1980s media in both the original Anchorman and in the sequel. So what could possibly be the next step? (more…)
With so many of the most popular comics nowadays revolving around such high adrenaline elements, it’s easy to forget about the average Joe’s of the comic world. Case in point: Archie comics; just regular teens going through regular high school drama. In an effort to revive Archie, Funny or Die writer/director Adam McKay and Archie Comics are teaming up for an Archie Broadway Musical. With past projects including Anchorman and Talladega Nights, McKay will surely inject the perfect doses of youth and humor into the musical, along with the companion book that he’ll write. The Riverdale gang is NYC bound, and Funny or Die will be co-presenting! (more…)
When Marvel unveiled their plans for Phase 3 of their Cinematic Universe, they knew what they were doing. In fact, ever since the House of Ideas started making their own movies, they have either had a game plan in mind or have done a hell of a job faking it. Phase 3 will be the true test of the power of Marvel, as most of the films involved will feature characters that are new to the MCU, and the fact that millions of people who have never heard of the new characters are chomping at the bit for the release of those movies truly bodes well for the movie house. Well, two pieces of information (one confirmed, one rumored) have surfaced that may make you love Marvel even harder, if that’s possible. (more…)
Anyone remember a campy television show called Manimal that managed to worm its way into the year of 1983? If not, don’t worry about it. It only ran for 8 episodes, after all. Well, in the tradition of recycling that has become the mainstay in Hollywood, they’ll be bringing this old property to life once more. Yes, they’re working on a Manimal movie adaptation. Don’t expect a serious incarnation of the story, however, as it’s a Will Ferrell project. (more…)
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…
Finally we can move on. Marvel has officially announced the replacement director for Ant-Man following the sudden departure of Edgar Wright over creative differences. The Internet has been alive with speculation and rumors about who would take the director’s chair, it was the hot potato of Hollywood. Now we can tell you who will take over, and who might possibly take all the blame if Ant-Man tanks at the box office. (more…)
Weeks after Edgar Wright left the project, Marvel is still in damage control regarding Ant-Man.
We all figured that they would announce a replacement director quickly after Wright departed. Hell, they said they would. But the search for a new film maker has taken longer than expected. It’s also been one hell of a mess. If this is how the major studio deals with all its drama then the road ahead is going to be very, very rough indeed.
Now news comes that yet another director has passed on Ant-Man. The details are still fluid and unclear but the fact remains: this movie is without a director and the clock is ticking, ticking, ticking away. (more…)
Over the weekend, there was a bit of hubbub regarding who would be taking over the director’s chair for Edgar Wright on Marvel’s upcoming (and seemingly doomed) Ant-Man movie. First, Jeremy Smith over at AICN had the EXCLUSIVE! that Adam McKay was the lead out of the three names on a short list (which also included We’re the Millers director Rawson Thurber and Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer). McKay had apparently entered “in earnest” talks with Marvel in hopes of closing out a deal ASAP. But then McKay dropped the project, seemingly out of nowhere and leading the Internet Prognosticators to start shelling out their trademarked nonsese. Did Marvel lowball McKay? Was this simply the Studio using the media to reduce the true frontrunner’s fee? Did McKay demand a role for Will Ferrell? Were the talks even broached at all? Taking to Twitter, McKay cleared the air himself, citing a rather standard (and understandable) reason why he couldn’t take the job. (more…)
The film world is still reeling from Edgar Wright‘s departure from Ant-Man but Marvel wants nothing more than to move on, quickly. Of course they have some pretty big shoes to fill now that Wright has said adios. Ever since his exit, many have wondered who would take his place. What sort of director does Marvel want to replace one of the greatest comedic and cinematic minds of our time?
Well, The Hollywood Reporter has an apparent shortlist of names in consideration and, I’ve gotta say, it isn’t too surprising.