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As of now, Captain America: Civil War is still the movie to beat this year at the worldwide box office, with $1.15 billion. However, Disney Pixar's Finding Dory has the biggest domestic total with $478.4 million, well ahead of Cap's $407.7 million here in the states. Still, this superhero adventure is a huge hit, both critically and commercially, kicking off Marvel Phase 3 and introducing new heroes like Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland). One of the most memorable moments of the film, though, has to be the introduction of Giant-Man. Today we have a glimpse at this character's early design with new concept art, which offers some intriguing hints about the early story development.
There had long been rumors that Giant Man would surface at some point during the movie, and he did so during the now-iconic airport fight scene. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) uses his suit's special capabilities to help »
Kayti Burt Aug 23, 2016
In a Marvel Cinematic Universe comfortable with pitting gods against aliens, robots against mortals, and Steve Rogers against Tony Stark, Ant-Man is a relatively small project by comparison — both creatively and financially. But that doesn't mean it doesn't hold an important place in the McU and that we aren't paying attention to any and all casting news...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Pena will be returning as Luis for Ant-Man And The Wasp, the next standalone film featuring Paul Rudd's teeny-tiny superhero, Scott Lang, and a larger (well, smaller...) role for Evangeline Lilly's Hope van Dyne. Pena is the third member of the original film's cast to be officially announced.
Pena will return as Luis, Lang's friend, whose inability to tell a story without delving into totally »
Ant-Man feels like an eternity ago in Marvel Cinematic Universe terms, and it might be a little early to be talking about its sequel, Ant-Man And The Wasp. But here we are. The McU is a never-ending news cycle. And the latest piece of juicy news to come out about Ant-Man’s follow-up is that Michael Peña will be returning. In a story about Peña’s upcoming horror thriller The Bringing, The Hollywood Reporter also snuck in some information about Peña’s return to the McU. Peña played Luis, fellow thief and friend to Scott Lang in the first Ant-Man film, and he brought some of the movie’s best comedic moments. Hopefully his inclusion in the sequel will mean that Luis will get more fleshed out.
- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
Last summer, Marvel Studios brought Ant-Man to the big screen, and the tiny superhero turned out to be a big hit, changing the pace by being a smaller, more isolated comic book flick. It has been particularly refreshing after The Avengers: Age of Ultron ended up being a little too big for its britches, and […]
The post Michael Pena Returns For ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
It may not have been Marvel’s biggest or most popular film, but Ant-Man still made a pretty sizeable dent at the box office for the studio and seemed to resonate fairly well with fans. As such, it’s no surprise that we’re getting another solo outing for the pint-sized hero, titled Ant-Man And The Wasp.
With all eyes placed squarely on Doctor Strange and Thor: Ragnarok at the moment, we haven’t heard too much about Scott Lang’s next adventure just yet, but THR is bringing to light some casting news today, revealing that Michael Pena will be back to reprise his role of Luis – which should most definitely please fans.
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- Josh Wilding
Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) and Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne) are set to return as the two title characters, will Michael Douglas is also expected to reprise the role of Hank Pym. Peyton Reed is once again directing, and is currently working on the script with Rudd, Adam McKay, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, all of whom contributed to the screenplay for the first Ant-Man movie.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is set for release on July 6th 2018.
- Gary Collinson
The Hollywood Reporter says that that actor Michael Peña will reprise his role as Luis in Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and The Wasp. Peña was a stand out in the first "Ant-man" which was directed by Peyton Reed and starred Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll.
The sequel will feature actress Evangeline Lilly suit as the Wasp which was teased at the end of the first film. Director Peyton Reed talked briefly about plans for the sequel saying the audience will see “stuff in it that you’ve never ever seen in a movie before.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp will shoot next year.
Source: THR »
- J.B. Casas
Back in October, Marvel confirmed that they are moving forward with an Ant-Man sequel entitlted Ant-Man and the Wasp, which will be released on July 6, 2018. Due to the title alone, we know that Paul Rudd will be back as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, alongside Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/Wasp. Aside from those main stars, no other actors have been confirmed yet, until today, when a new report confirmed that Michael Pena will be back as Luis.
The news comes buried at the end of a story from The Hollywood Reporter, which reveals that Michael Pena will be back for Ant-Man 2, which starts filming next year. As for other cast members, Michael Douglas teased in a November interview he would come back as Hank Pym for Ant-Man 2, under one condition, that he won't be given a lot of "expositional dialogue" in this follow-up. During that interview, he also »
Sherlock alum Jeremy Lovering is reportedly circling the director’s chair, chronicling the story of Elisa Lam, a woman who was found dead on the rooftop of the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles under suspicious circumstances. Pena is on board to play the man tasked with unravelling that mystery, and considering that CCTV footage of Elisa’s perplexing death – whose body was uncovered in a water tank – later went viral, we don’t envy him.
Brandon and Phillip Murphy are the brains behind the script, which wound up on Hollywood’s infamous Black List two years ago. It’s now been repackaged and placed firmly on the fast-track at Sony, with the studio now on the hunt for »
- Michael Briers
Jeremy Lovering is on board to direct the film, which is set in the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
Plot details are vague, but the hotel has a horrific past. Pena investigates a mysterious death that happened on the grounds.
- Justin Kroll
A new UK trailer has arrived for the latest film from acclaimed writer/director John Michael McDonagh, the creator of The Guard and Calvary, ‘War on Everyone’ starring the faulous Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena. War On Everyone stars Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena as two corrupt police offers working in New Mexico who take it upon […]
The post New UK trailer arrives for acclaimed comedy War on Everyone, starring Alexander Skarsgard & Michael Pena appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- Scott Davis
As of right now, salient details about “Collateral Beauty” are mostly confined to its IMDb synopsis: “A tragic event sends a New York ad man on a downward spiral.” That man is played by Will Smith, who’s joined in David Frankel’s drama by a high-profile ensemble including Keira Knightley, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Naomi Harris and Michael Peña. Smith was kind enough to share more information with Entertainment Weekly, including a first-look photo (below).
“It’s a little bit ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and a little bit ‘The Wizard of Oz,’” the two-time Oscar nominee offers. He also describes Winslet, Mirren et al. as being like “a small-movie superhero cast: The Avengers of a Christmas dramedy,” which he would know, having just appeared »
- Michael Nordine
Little is known about Collateral Beauty, the upcoming drama from director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada), save for the fact that Will Smith is set to play a man, Howard Inlet whose life is shattered by a personal tragedy. And the first image, featuring the Suicide Squad star alongside Helen Mirren, isn’t giving much away either. Check it out here, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly…
“It’s a little bit It’s a Wonderful Life and a little bit The Wizard of Oz,” states Smith. “It’s the process of Howard putting his life back together, but there’s also some interesting mystical elements.” He laughs. “Yeah, there’s huuuuge spoilers. It’s delicately framed in a way that’s going to be tough to promote.”
- Gary Collinson
The Lego Ninjago Movie has is adding a couple familiar stars to its tiny plastic lineup. Olivia Munn and Justin Theroux have boarded the voice cast of the Lego Movie spinoff, joining the previously announced Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Michael Peña, Abbi Jacobson, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, and Fred Armisen. Get character details and more after the jump. Warner Bros. announced the latest Lego Ninjago […]
- Angie Han
A trailer and poster have arrived online for writer-director John Michael McDonagh’s upcoming action comedy War on Everyone which stars Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena and Theo James; take a look below…
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Terry Monroe (Skarsgård) and Bob Bolaño (Peña) are two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?
- Amie Cranswick
John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to the deliciously dark Calvary, War on Everyone promises to be a crazy slice of black comedy, with Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña as two corrupt cops who spend their days blackmailing and framing every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. The first trailer did a great job of letting us know what we’re in for, and now this latest look at the movie only ups the ante, making this one movie that needs to be in front of my eyes right now. Released: 7th October (Irl/U.K) »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
I like to imagine Martin McDonagh and John Michael McDonagh in a constant state of sibling rivalry, with each brother looking to top the other with every project. Martin wrote the masterful stage play The Pillowman (among others) before making one of the best crime comedies of the past decade with In Bruges. John made a strong […]
- Jacob Hall
John Michael McDonagh is a filmmaker that has become synonymous with a very particular breed of black comedy. Across The Guard and Calvary, the Irish writer-director repulsed just as much as he entertained, and has carved out a loyal following in the process. For his latest, though, he’s about to wage War on Everyone.
Enlisting Michael Peña (End of Watch, Ant-Man) and Alexander Skarsgård (The Legend of Tarzan) as two morally questionable brothers in blue, War on Everyone is a thriller that involves blackmailing, extortion, racketeering and just about every other offence that would lead to any other career going up in smokes.
With McDonagh behind the lens – expect razor-sharp dialog throughout – and signs of a cracking chemistry between Peña and Alexander Skarsgård’s gun-toting leads, color us intrigued.
- Michael Briers
A new international trailer is now online for War On Everyone, the latest pitch-black comedy from John Michael McDonagh that stars Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena, Tessa Thompson, Theo James, Stephanie Sigman, Malcolm Barrett, Paul Reiser, Caleb Landry Jones, and David Wilmot.
Film is set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Terry Monroe (Alexander Skarsgard) and Bob Bolano (Michael Pena) are two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?
Check out the trailer below.
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- Kellvin Chavez
While the majority of the voice cast for The Lego Ninjago Movie was revealed back in June, Warner Bros. has just brought two more actors into the mix. According to the studio, Justin Theroux and Olivia Munn have joined the cast of the film to voice characters named Garmadon and Koko, respectively.
Garmadon, described as “the Worst Guy Ever,” is an evil warlord who also happens to be the father of one of the film’s main protagonists, Dave Franco’s Lloyd, and winds up having to fight his son in an “epic showdown” for Ninjago City; on the other hand, Koko is Lloyd’s mother.
Munn has had a fairly big year, starring in two »
- Justin Cook
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