Ant-Man’s trailer release marks the beginning of the end for Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ever since Marvel‘s buyout by Disney its film universe has released hit after hit since Iron Man back in 2008.
Last year’s offerings of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy show that there’s no stopping the superhero juggernaut and, after years of development limbo, the final film of Phase 2 of the MCU is being readied for the big screen.
Work on Ant-Man started as far back as 2006 with Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish backed to bring the comic story to life with pre-production starting in late 2013, after Wright had wrapped on The World’s End.
However, in May 2014 Wright left the project blaming ‘creative differences’ and was replaced with Yes Man (2008) and The Break-Up (2006) director Peyton Reed.
As with most first-glimpse superhero films we get a bit of an origins story showing criminal Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) getting into a bit of bother with the law before being offered a shot at redemption by Dr Hank Pym (Michael Douglas).
Pym is the original Ant-Man who convinces Lang to take over the size-morphing suit and take on his former protégé-turned-bad Yellowjacket, played by House of Card‘s Corey Stoll.
As well as Rudd and Douglas, Ant-Man stars Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Yellowjacket, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter and John Slattery returns as Howard Stark.
Marvel also shared with us the first official release poster for Ant-Man, which is scheduled for release on 17th July, 2015.
Now that the Christmas adverts have started, we’ve finally entered the festive season. This may mean that it’s time for Christmas songs, manic shopping, and cold weather. The good news is that it’s also time for classic movies on TV. To celebrate this we’d thought we’d look at where the actors of yesteryear are now. But not the Bruce Willis’ and Macauley Culkins, but the secondary actors we loved.
It’s been over a year since we last visited the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, so we thought we’d create a little refresher for everyone. Be aware that MASSIVE SPOILERS are contained in the blog, so if you haven’t seen the first season be wary about reading on.
With a new movie just around the corner, I've been taking a look at Ridley Scott's classic, Blade Runner. After 35 years do you remember all the important bits from the original? If you need a refresher or are seeing the movie for the first time, I present a beginners guide to Blade Runner.