Marvel Studios unveiled surely its strangest casting decision to date this week when it announced that Michael Douglas will play the role of Hank Pym in 2015's Ant-Man movie. Marvel also confirmed that the already announced Paul Rudd will take the role of Scott Lang, the second man to don the Ant-Man helmet.
The announcement was a surprise that elicited a Batfleck-esque response from some of the intended audience - myself included. Something about Douglas-as-Pym didn't sit right with me. Was this an irrational reflex, or is there a reason this casting set alarm bells ringing?
Last month news broke that Paul Rudd would be starring in Ant-Man, the upcoming Marvel film featuring the diminutive Avenger. When it was confirmed that Rudd would be playing Ant-Man, the question of which Ant-Man arose. And while the assumption by many was that Rudd would play Hank Pym, the first character to use that title, it has now been revealed that role will be portrayed by award-winning actor Michael Douglas, with Rudd playing the second Ant-Man, Scott Lang.
If the fanmade animatic recreating director Edgar Wright's Ant-Man teaser footage screened during last summer's San Diego Comic-Con International wasn't enough for you, it seems somebody's leaked a bootleg of the actu
Okay, so Marvel hasn't released the test footage that Edgar Wright shot for his Ant-Man movie yet -- although they've teased that it's a possibility -- but that doesn't mean that we have to stay entirely ignorant about what it looked like, especially now that a fan who has seen the footage has released his own animatic for what was seen on screen.
While there's a lot of gossip and potential news about Marvel's 2014 movie plans to be announced at San Diego Comic-Con next month, there might be an entirely different, potentially better, reason for Marvel movie fans to make their way to the show. Just think smal
It's kind of hard to categorize The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator, the new online project from filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World), comic book artist Tommy Lee Edwards (Turf, Marvel 1985) and Microsoft
It's been talked about for years now, but asThe Avengers decimates box office records around the world, is Edgar Wright offering another hint that we should expect the cinematic debut of Marvel's Smallest Hero of all before too long?With The Avengers having such a strong opening weekend in US theaters, Wright - perhaps best known for Shawn of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the movies he co-wrote and directed with Simon Pegg, but someone who'll always have a special place in my heart for his amazing adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim a couple of years ago -- offered the following to his Twitter followers on Saturday morning:
Sure, it looks like an IKEA manual version of Spider-Man's origin, but any Marvel fan worth their salt would recognize the Ant-
Here about a year outside the Summer of Scott Pilgrim, most fans have settled their Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Blu-ray comfortably into their collections by now. Don't get too cozy, though, because T-Pain and Chris Brown's Scott Pilgrim homage-tastic new video for their "Best Love Song" collaboration is going to have you popping it right back into your player. Director Edgar Wright Tw
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