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Ant-Man 2 Director Squashes Romantic Comedy Rumors

Ant-Man 2 Director Squashes Romantic Comedy Rumors
Late last year, it was reported that Ant-Man and the Wasp was going to be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first romantic comedy. However, director Peyton Reed has now revealed that the movie will not be a romantic comedy. Infinity War has been likened to a heist movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming is loosely based off of a 1980s John Hughes movie, and Captain America: Civil War took inspiration from spy movies, so it almost made sense that the new Ant-Man movie could be a romantic comedy.

We haven't heard a whole lot about Ant-Man and the Wasp lately due to the massive success of Black Panther and the unstoppable juggernaut that is Infinity War. Many forget that the Ant-Man sequel will be the next movie after Infinity War, which is set to be released a few months afterwards in July. In a new interview, director Peyton Reed discussed the romantic comedy rumors
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Why an Infinity War Crossover with Netflix's Defenders Was Impossible

Abandon all hope, ye who prayed for any of Netflix's Defenders to show up in Avengers: Infinity War. It's not going to happen. But not with out good reason. The logistics simply made it impossible, as Avengers 3 co-director Joe Russo explained in a recent interview.

While the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and TV shows do actually inhabit the same universe, there hasn't been any crossover of TV characters into the movie world. There has been some crossover of movie characters into shows like ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but for those hoping for Netflix characters like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist joining the fight against Thanos (Josh Brolin), director Joe Russo said that isn't going to happen. Here's what the filmmaker had to say during an on-set interview.

"We have considered everything. But the trick is that we already have at least sixty
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Avengers: Infinity War directors considered using The Defenders, but it was “practically impossible”

Way back when Avengers: Infinity War was first announced, there was a huge amount of speculation as to whether the Marvel blockbuster would see its big screen heroes joined by characters from the likes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the various Marvel Netflix shows.

Sadly for fans of the shows, it was later announced that Infinity War would focus solely on the movie side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, co-director Joe Russo has revealed to Premiere that they did consider bringing in The Defenders, but it was “practically impossible” due to the logistics of it.

“We’ve all considered,” said Russo. “But the trick is that we already have at least sixty characters with whom we must tell a story! And it’s hard enough to communicate with Taika Waititi, Ryan Coogler, Scott Derrickson, Peyton Reed and James Gunn at the same time, not to add all the showrunners and TV crews to this.
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Ant-Man and the Wasp is not a romantic comedy according to its director

Director of Ant-Man and The Wasp, Peyton Reed, has made it clear that the film is not a romantic comedy.

With Ant-Man being one of the more comedic offerings from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that its sequel will also star Paul Rudd’s female counterpart in a titular role, one might assume that a rom-com is awaiting fans upon release.

Peyton Reed has other ideas, however, telling Empire (via ComicBookMovie): “It’s not a romantic comedy. The idea might enter Hope’s brain: does she need Scott Lang in her life?”

Reed also spoke regarding the importance The Wasp as a character, comparing her to other Marvel icons: “She really was, along with Sue Storm of the Fantastic Four, one of the first female Marvel heroes. I feel a certain responsibility with The Wasp.

“It was important to me, in this movie called Ant-Man and The Wasp, that
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Director Peyton Reed Allays Fears That Ant-Man And The Wasp Will Stray Into Rom-Com Territory

Not to be outdone by Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp has also snuck into the pages of Empire Magazine’s May issue.

The Peyton Reed sequel, which faces the somewhat difficult task of opening under the looming shadow of Infinity War this summer, is expected to take a leaf out of Black Panther‘s book in that it begins shortly after Captain America: Civil War – hence that meta line from Scott Lang in the sequel’s trailer.

On paper, it’s the perfect tonic to Avengers: Infinity War and its super-sized superhero smackdown, particularly as Peyton Reed has vowed to maintain the zippy humor and light-hearted fun that made the original so special. He’s also taken it upon himself to transform Hope van Dyne from a supporting character into a bona fide lead, beginning with the sequel’s title.

Via Empire:

It was important to me, in
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Ant-Man & The Wasp is Not a Romantic Comedy Says Director

Ant-Man and The Wasp director Peyton Reed denies reports that the upcoming film will be a comic book romantic comedy. Marvel Studios has been testing the waters with various types of movies over the years so that their cinematic universe doesn’t feel too repetitive. For instance, Anthony and Joe Russos’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier was billed as being a political thriller, whereas Jon WattsSpider-Man: Homecoming was aiming for a John Hughes-esque coming of age theme – and both films ended up working out.
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Here’s How The Russo Brothers Collaborated With James Gunn And Other McU Directors

Avengers: Infinity War was very much a team effort from top to bottom.

Behind the lens, Joe and Anthony Russo worked in close collaboration with Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, screenwriters of The Winter Soldier and Civil War, along with the two upcoming Avengers sequels. But given Infinity War is part of a wider cinematic universe – and a big part at that – the Russo Brothers also sought the advice of the McU’s other filmmakers (read: James Gunn, Ryan Coogler, and Taika Waititi) to ensure their Marvel blockbuster is a cohesive, compelling unit.

Indeed, that joint venture came up in conversation when Joe and Anthony Russo spoke to Collider, where the latter name-dropped Peyton Reed (Ant-Man) and Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) as trusty collaborators.

Peyton [Reed] or Scott [Derrickson]. I would say collectively, everyone in the Marvel Universe has been involved in this movie. We’re very close with all the directors,
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The Russo Brothers Identify Ant-Man And The Wasp’s Ties To Infinity War

If Black Panther faced increased pressure due to its close proximity to Avengers: Infinity War, then spare a thought for Ant-Man and the Wasp.

The Peyton Reed-directed sequel has been angled as the follow-up act to what is undoubtedly the McU’s most ambitious, far-reaching film yet. And with that comes a particular set of expectations.

Mind you, the original Ant-Man movie carved out its own little corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2015, along with a global haul of $513 million, so it’d be foolish to write off the sequel’s chances of success. Speaking of which, with a new Infinity War trailer in the pipeline and news of ticket sales going live tomorrow, Joe and Anthony Russo have spoken to Screen Rant about their all-star crossover and the way in which it leaves the door open for Ant-Man 2.

Joe Russo: They all lead in in their own way,
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Marvel brings Ant-Man and The Wasp to its True Believers line

Ahead of the upcoming release of the Marvel Studios blockbuster Ant-Man and the Wasp, fans can relive (or discover) the greatest Ant-Man/Giant-Man and Wasp tales will a line of True Believers comics, offering reprints of some of the characters’ most iconic stories for just $1 apiece! Check out the seven titles here, and click on any of the covers for hi-res versions…

· True Believers: Ant-man And The Wasp – The Birth Of Giant-man 1: Reprinting material from Tales to Astonish (1959) #35, #49

· True Believers: Ant-man And The Wasp – On The Trail Of Spider-man 1: Reprinting Tales to Astonish (1959) #57

· True Believers: Ant-man And The Wasp – ‘Til Death Do Us Part 1: Reprinting Avengers (1963) #60

· True Believers: Ant-man – The Incredible Shrinking Doom 1: Reprinting Marvel Feature (1971) #4

· True Believers: Scott Lang, The Astonishing Ant-man 1: Reprinting Marvel Premiere #47

· True Believers: Ant-man And Hawkeye – Avengers Assemble 1: Reprinting Avengers (1963) #223

· True Believers: Ant-man Presents Iron Man – The Ghost And
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Lewis Gilbert, James Bond Director, Dies at 97

Lewis Gilbert, James Bond Director, Dies at 97
British director Lewis Gilbert, director of three classic James Bond movies, has died at the age of 97. Gilbert got his start as a child actor in 1933 in Dick Turpin and eventually made himself into an accomplished director. During the course of his long career, Gilbert amassed more than 40 credits. Gilbert was remembered by the official James Bond Twitter account following the news of his death.

"British director, producer and screenwriter Lewis Gilbert has passed away at the age of 97. Gilbert directed three Bond films; You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time."

Lewis Gilbert had been working as a director for more than two decades before tackling his first movie in the James Bond franchise, which came in the form of 1967's You Only Live Twice. The movie is significant, as it was the last of Sean Connery
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Weekend Watch McU Edition: Philosophy of Killmonger, McU 10-Year Class Photo, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ & More

Welcome to Weekend Watch, where we highlight some of the best nerd-related videos released throughout the week. Whether it be short films, behind the scenes videos, or video essays, the only requirement is that they are about–in some shape of form–our favorite movies and TV shows!

In this special Marvel edition of Weekend Watch, we start with cool video that delves into the philosophy of ‘Black Panther‘, video that showcases the first McUClass Reunion”, along with an older video that celebrates start of ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ filming just over a year ago. Plus, we have a fun director’s intro from the upcoming ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ home video release, and finally a fun video where Benedict Cumberbatch invites you for a spot of tea and a chance to attend the ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ premiere. So, without further adieu, let’s jump into it!

Starting off, this video from
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Could Ant-Man And The Wasp Reveal The Soul Stone?

Where is the Soul Stone? Seriously, Marvel, we need to know. Though everyone expected it to finally show up in Black Panther, it wasn’t anywhere to be seen and still, fans are left wondering just where it might be hidden. And with the studio not giving us any clues, the speculation is only continuing to mount.

Chances are it’ll be name-dropped only in Avengers: Infinity War later this year, as a new report compiled by suggests Marvel will hold fire on its last remaining Infinity Stone until the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp in July, thereby setting the stage quite nicely for the untitled Avengers 4. Yes, the outlet believes that it might be Peyton Reed’s upcoming sequel which finally brings about our first look at it.

Though one particularly intriguing fan theory thinks the Soul Stone could actually show up in Captain Marvel, ComicBook.
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New Concept Art Places Shuri In The Black Panther Suit

If T’Challa is king and protector of Wakanda, then his little sister Shuri is very much the brains behind the operation.

Black Panther‘s breakout star, as played by Letitia Wright, has undoubtedly become the new genius of Marvel’s interwoven franchise – smarter than even Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) or Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). Couple this with Wright’s immense performance and it’s small wonder why fans are currently crying out for a full-blown Shuri spinoff.

She’s already locked in for Avengers: Infinity War, mind you, and thanks to Marvel’s Black Panther: The Art of the Movie, we now have some never-before-seen concept art that places Shuri in the famous, Vibranium-infused suit.

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Kevin Feige says Michelle Pfeiffer is ‘iconic and amazing” in Ant-Man and The Wasp

During a discussion with Vulture about the prominence of female characters in the McU, head honcho Kevin Feige has been talking up Michelle Pfeiffer’s performance as Janet Van Dyne in Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp.

The wife of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and mother to Hope (Evangeline Lilly), Janet is currently lost in the Quantum Realm, so as you can imagine, Pfeiffer’s role will underpin a lot of the emotional beats of Peyton Reed’s sequel, and Feige has confirmed as much by revealing “I don’t want to say too much, but I will say that’s she’s every bit as iconic and amazing in this part as you would imagine,” going on to add that “People ask sometimes about movie stars and star power and who’s the most exciting person to be around, and the truth is that once you get to know them as people,
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Musicians and Fans Remember Jóhann Jóhannsson: ‘One of the Greatest Artists of Our Time’

Musicians and Fans Remember Jóhann Jóhannsson: ‘One of the Greatest Artists of Our Time’
Sicario” composer Jóhann Jóhannsson died Friday in Berlin, and his fans took to Twitter to express their appreciation of his work and sadness at his death.

The Icelandic composer blended electronics with conventional orchestra, was twice nominated for an Oscar, and won a Golden Globe for his score for “The Theory of Everything.”

“Awful news about Johann,” wrote composer Max Richter. “His thoughtful and moving work survives him.”

Awful news about Johann. His thoughtful and moving work survives him. Going to listen to the beautiful Virðulegu Forsetar now.

— Max Richter (@maxrichtermusic) February 10, 2018

“One of the greatest artists of our time,” wrote musician and fellow Icelander Ólafur Arnalds. “I hope you are in a good place Jóhann.”

One of the greatest artists of our time… And a huge influence on me. I hope you are in a good place Jóhann

Ólafur Arnalds (@OlafurArnalds) February 10, 2018

“Johann Johannsson was one
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Marvel Studios celebrates 10 year anniversary with class photo and video

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a groundbreaking achievement for the superhero genre and film in general, launching multiple successful series in one huge collaborative franchise. Its been so successful that other film studios have sought to copy Marvel’s method, whether its Warner Bros. and DC, Paramount’s Transformers universe, the Godzilla/King Kong universe or Universal’s (albeit failed) Dark Universe monster series.

This year marks the 10th anniversary since the McU began back in 2008 with its very first film, Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr. as the billionaire playboy Tony Stark and his heroic alter-ego Iron Man. Aside from being the anniversary, this year also marks the culmination of the McU’s first ten year’s with this summer’s release of Avengers: Infinity War, paying off several years of build up as the Avengers finally face the Mad Titan Thanos in his race to gain the Infinity Stones.
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Marvel 10th Anniversary Class Photo and Video Unites the Entire McU

Today Marvel Studios kicks off the year-long Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-Year anniversary celebration with an iconic class photo featuring talent and filmmakers from over the last ten years. On October 7th, 2017 a group of more than 80 actors and filmmakers all came together in secret in Atlanta, Georgia, on the set of Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War to memorialize the last ten years with a photo and to celebrate the accomplishments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

An impressive group of Super Hero talent assembled, including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Holland, Sean Gunn, Hannah John-Kamen, Zoe Saldana, Angela Bassett, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kurt Russell, Danai Gurira, William Hurt, Karen Gillan, Emily VanCamp, Tessa Thompson, Don Cheadle, Dave Bautista, Michael Pena, Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Frank Grillo, Letitia Wright,
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Marvel Studios Celebrates Their Films With “The First Ten Years” Photo And Sweepstakes

Front Row L to R: Sean Gunn (Kraglin), Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost), Director Scott Derrickson, Executive Producer Trinh Tran, Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Evp, Physical Production Victoria Alonso, Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Director/Actor Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Executive Producer/Writer Stan Lee, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Co-President of Marvel Studios Louis D’Esposito, Kurt Russell (Ego), Danai Gurira (Okoye), William Hurt (Thaddeus Ross), Director Alan Taylor, Karen Gillan (Nebula), Executive Producer Brad Winderbaum, Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Director Louis Letterier

Second Row L to R: Director Jon Watts, Casting Director Sarah Finn, Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), VP, Physical Production David Grant, Don Cheadle (War Machine), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Director James Gunn, Dave Bautista (Drax), Michael Peña (Luis), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Evangeline Lilly (Wasp), Director Joe Russo,
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Marvel Studios Kicks Off Their 10-Year Anniversary Celebration with Class Photo and Video

Marvel Studios has announced their Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-year anniversary celebration with a class photo and video featuring a ton of talent that worked on the film over these past years. It's hard to believe that it's been ten years since Iron Man was released, and it's incredible to see what Marvel has accomplished in that time. I can't wait to see what the next ten years has in store for us! The celebration is said to last a year and there's going to be all kinds of cool things for the fans.

Marvel Studios’ 10th anniversary begins with the release of “Avengers: Infinity War” and covers an impressive decade of Marvel Studios’ blockbusters released from 2008 through the “Avengers” untitled film in 2019. In celebration of the anniversary, fans can expect exclusive consumer products and collectibles, along with in-theater events and much more in the coming months.

Mark Ruffalo actually teased
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Ant-Man & The Wasp Trailer Gets Fan-Made Animated Mashup

A new fan-made clip has re-imagined the Ant-Man & The Wasp trailer as an animated DreamWorks movie using footage from Antz and Bee Movie. Ant-Man & The Wasp is the highly anticipated sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas and directed by Peyton Reed. In the original movie’s mid-credits scene, it was teased that Lilly’s Hope van Dyne would be suiting up for real in the next installment as The Wasp, giving the superhero duo joint billing for the forthcoming sequel.
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