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…)
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…)
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…)
Having quietly made a name for himself with the NBC drama Law & Order: LA and the Netflix American adaption of House Of Cards, few thought Corey Stoll could get any cooler. And that’s what they get for underestimating Corey Stoll, who not only went on to star in Guillermo Del Toro’s creepily effective The Strain, but has been cast as Yellow Jacket in the ‘Ant-Man’ movie. Though admitting not being familiar with the character, he says the script was great and keeps getting better. The New York native studied acting at NYU and Tisch School Of The Arts. He’d better had studied villainy and butt-kicking somewhere too, because Yellow Jacket is a major Ant-Man foe and needs to be delivered correctly for the movie to succeed. Keep on going for all things Stoll wearing yellow tights. (more…)
Looks like Guillermo del Toro‘s return to vampire adventures (remember Blade II, arguably the best of the Blades) is going for the jugular, both literally and figuratively. The Strain premieres next month, but below you can get your first, long look at the series and what del Toro and Co. have in store. Let’s just say that this may be the vampire show you’ve been waiting, or rather it’s the vampire show you’ve been waiting for if your ideal bloodsucker is more Bram Stoker than Stephanie Meyer (or Charlaine Harris) for that matter. (more…)
The FX Network is showing that they’ve got some serious gall when it comes to their original series. Not only does American Horror Story have some of the freakiest imagery on cable TV, Sons of Anarchy has pushed the limits of TV-MA with its sex and ultra-violence, while Louie has proven itself to be the most artistically minded sitcom ever created. Now comes The Strain, Guillermo del Toro’s vampire series. And if the latest poster and promo are to be believed, it’s going to fit in just fine with the rest of the network’s challenging line-up.
It’s a couple of years away, but pre-production for Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man adaptation is underway. We’ve seen casting thus far that includes Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Michael Douglas as the elder Hank Pym. And earlier today we heard that House of Cards Corey Stoll star was in negotiations for a mysterious role. Now a new face is being added to the mix in the form of Evangeline Lilly. (more…)
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.
If you didn’t know it already, you wouldn’t know that the below video is a teaser for The Strain, a new thriller series from Guillermo del Toro that’s premiering early next year on FX. But it is. The vampire virus series that went full circle from TV pitch to book to comic and back to TV, features an accomplished cast, a cool premise, and the name “Guillermo del Toro” in the credits, so it’s already appointment television for the nerdy set, so what can the teaser add? A very ominous tone for starters. (more…)