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Stephen Colbert is known for his hilariously over-the-top conservative character on The Colbert Report, but the man behind the character just proved that he really knows how to offer advice to young women. The comedian took part in Rookie Mag's "Ask a Grown Man" series, where teen girls send in their queries about life and love to be answered by a revolving cast of famous men (previous guests include Jon Hamm and Paul Rudd). Being the father of a girl himself (in addition to two boys), Stephen answered the questions with a lot of heart and poignant words of wisdom. You'll almost wish he was your dad! Watch Stephen talk about girls having sleepovers with their boyfriends, sexual harassment, and dating, above. »
Corey Stoll is handling being in a tough position rather well. After all, he was cast by Edgar Wright in Ant-Man some time ago and now finds himself under the stewardship of an entirely different (albeit quite capable) director in Peyton Reed. But Stoll himself seems cool as a cucumber under these circumstances (not to mention proving himself remarkably adept at fielding tricky questions). After the Marvel panel this past weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, Stoll fielded questions from reporters (Steve being among them) about the nature of his role as Yellowjacket and the status of the script. He also gives some impressions of Sdcc as a whole. Hit the jump for our Ant-Man interview with Corey Stoll. Be sure to check out our Sdcc interviews with Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd. Corey Stoll: 0:00 - Stoll wasn’t familiar with the character when he first read the piece, »
- Evan Dickson
Marvel’s upcoming Ant-man is an incredibly anticipated adaptation, that seems to have been subject to more negative publicity than the studio is used to these days. After the highly controversial exit of Edgar Wright earlier this year, the film struggled to find a new director that would be willing to step aboard another man’s passion project.
Luckily, after scouring the comedy talent pool, Marvel Studios hired Peyton Reed (The Break Up, New Girl) to take over the reigns and bring their pint-sized hero to the big screen. With the film gaining a new director in Peyton Reed, a script tweaking from Adam McKay (Anchorman) and a Middle Earth warrior in the form of Evangeline Lilly, things looked set for next months shoot. However, more bad news arrived recently, when it was revealed that Patrick Wilson had also abandoned ship due to a ‘scheduling conflict’.
Despite these (major) setbacks however, »
- Ben Read
The sun has set on another exciting Comic-Con and as the weary conventioneers pack up their new-found collectables and panel swag, we’re already looking ahead to a number of films that had a big presence during the four day convention.
From exciting mega-cast panels from studios like Warner Bros. which trotted out The Hobbit cast and debuted the firsttrailer for The Battle of the Five Armies and the mother of all studio panels, Marvel, who closed the show with everyone from Captain America to Iron Man and newcomers Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
It’s not all Middle Earth and superheroes. We’re excited about everyone from the fake cops in Let’s Be Cops and Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man, The Boxtrolls, those stop-motion underground dwellers of Cheesebridge, and not to the mention those adorable masterminds, The Penguins of Madagascar (and their super secret spy recruiter Classified the wolf voiced »
- Emma Badame and Rachel West
Sixty percent of the time, we love Paul Rudd all the time. The lovable actor first caught our eye when we swooned over his Clueless character, Josh, and it's been 20 years since he first hit the Hollywood spotlight. Between his impressive movie resume and the lip-syncing skills he showed off on The Tonight Show, he may just be at the top of his game, and he's even bringing his charm to the big screen as Marvel's latest superhero. Take a trip down memory lane with a look at why it's just so easy to adore Paul Rudd. Source: Paramount Pictures »
Peyton Reed is in an unenviable position. He is set to direct Ant-Man, a movie that is already two months behind schedule, doesn’t have a finished script, was originally the brain-child of a beloved geek director, and has some fans actively rooting for it to fail. He definitely has an uphill climb. At the same time, he starts production on a Marvel movie in about three weeks, so he has to be at least a little stoked.
In an interview on the press line at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, Reed gave reporters an update on where the project stands. “We’ve been prepping like crazy,” he said. They are doing costume tests and hair and makeup tests and still trying to finish that script. “We’re still making some script changes, but the script is terrific.” He went on to explain what Adam McKay (who reportedly refused the »
- Mily Dunbar
Perhaps one of the most shocking tidbits of the troubled Ant-Man from last weekend’s Comic-Con (read the footage report here) was that the script still wasn’t ready. But its new director Peyton Reed (Yes Man) is still very optimisitc about the project since taking over from fan-favourite Edgar Wright (The World’s End).
In an interview with Collider Reed confirmed the script wasn’t ready but production was moving forward, “We’re obviously deep into preparation and still making some script changes, but the script is terrific”.
When asked about making an Ant-Man movie that will fit comfortably in the Marvel Universe, Reed said, “It just feels like that’s what they do as movies. It reflects what they did in the comics. I always loved as a kid reading Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four would show up … it was all about that larger universe”.
Although not finished, »
- Luke Owen
In the following video interview, Peyton Reed praises Ant-Man's "terrific" script (which is still being worked on) before going on to discuss the relationship between Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), as well as the potential challenges of making the character a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The director also comments on Yellowjacket being in the movie, before teasing the appearance of other bad guys by stating that it , "depends on how you define 'villain'". Finally, he promises that Adam McKay is bringing a lot to the movie's script, including plenty of Easter Eggs as he's a huge Marvel fan. As for humour, it sounds as if Ant-Man will be similar to most of the other Marvel Studios in that respect. Check out the interview below and then be sure to share your thoughts on these comments in the usual place! Click on the image »
Director Peyton Reed, known for his fantastic work in Bring it On and Down With Love, was most certainly facing an uphill battle this past weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con. After all, he’s not just the new director on Ant-Man, he’s replacing geek-beloved auteur Edgar Wright on the project. It takes a confident hand to introduce yourself as the guy who replaced Wright at this kind of convention, but I'm confident Reed will turn in a good movie (however different it may be than Wright's take). But life moves on and Ant-Man is marching forward (as ants do) with cast members Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, and Evangeline Lilly still in place. Steve caught up with Reed at Sdcc right after the film’s panel and was able to spend a few minutes with him getting a status report on the project. Topics include the state of the script, »
- Evan Dickson
Shortly after the Avengers: Age of Ultron panel in Hall H at Comic-Con Saturday night, I got to conduct video interviews with most of the cast in the press room. While the interviews had to be conducted in groups due to how many reporters were in attendance, we still managed to get a lot of great information from the cast. You can watch my Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans interviews by clicking the links. In addition to the cast of Avengers, I also got a few minutes with Marvel's Kevin Fiege. He talked about the great Joss Whedon dialogue in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the possibility of Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, how much Josh Brolin wearing the Infinity Gauntlet on stage indicates where things are going in the Marvel universe, the likelihood of making Thor a female down the road, the rumors that Joaquin Phoenix might play Doctor Strange, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Paul Rudd is usually all smiles, but he was a little more solemn during the Comic-Con press junket this weekend, especially when the topic shifted to the departure of his Ant-Man director, Edgar Wright. Speaking to reporters from iGN after the Marvel Panel on Saturday night – one that did not live up to fans’ lofty expectations – Rudd revealed that he deeply misses his old collaborator.
“It was pretty bumpy, for sure. I’m really sad about it,” he said about Wright’s walking away from a project that had been in development for years. “Edgar’s brilliant and Edgar brought me on. Edgar’s my friend. I still talk to Edgar just about every day almost.”
However, despite the Shaun of the Dead director’s absence, Rudd remained optimistic about the road the film is currently on. It helped that his Anchorman director, Adam McKay, joined the project as a »
- Jordan Adler
There was some confusion at the Marvel Hall H panel this weekend, when the studio presented their Ant-Man test footage. Studio president and producer Kevin Feige announced that Evangeline Lilly will be playing Hope Van Dyne, which was also stated in their press release. She is actually playing Hope Pym, who eventually turns into a character known as Red Queen in the MC2 Universe. She is the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, and its unclear why or how Marvel mixed the name up.
Here is the re-issued press release:
Stoll will play Darren Cross, but in a major change to his rather forgettable comic book counterpart, he will be a villainous version of Ant-Man in this movie. That name was once taken by original Ant-Man Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas here), but Marvel have decided to use the persona for the movie’s main villain.
In another surprise twist, Evangeline Lilly will play Hope Pym, the daughter of Hank and Janet Van Dyne. This is a major change to the comics as Jan is The Wasp in the present day Marvel Universe, »
- Josh Wilding
Shortly after the Avengers: Age of Ultron cast left Hall H at Comic-Con Saturday night, I got to conduct video interviews with most of them in the press room. While the interviews had to be conducted in groups due to how many reporters were in attendance, we still managed to get a lot of great information from the cast. You can watch my Paul Rudd and Mark Ruffalo interviews by clicking the links. During the interview with Chris Evans, he talked about the process of making Avengers: Age of Ultron, the great Joss Whedon dialogue, if they're going to address where the other Avengers were during their stand-alone movies, if he had one Avenger to help him out in Snowpiercer who would he pick, and more. Hit the jump to watch what Chris Evans had to say at Comic-Con. Chris Evans: If he could have one Avenger help him »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
While Paul Rudd was being interviewed at Comic-Con, Mark Ruffalo passed by and got so, so excited to see Paul. He mouthed to the cameras, "Is that Paul Rudd?" before staring at Paul, eyes wide. And really, who could blame him? There are a lot of reasons you can't help but love Paul Rudd. Of course, this isn't the first time the actors have crossed paths. Mark and Paul were pictured together at the Tony Awards in 2006, and it looks like Mark was a little more low-key about seeing Paul back then. See all the stars at Comic-Con, and watch the full video of Mark's hilarious videobomb below. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Without question, the most buzzworthy panel heading into San Diego Comic-Con was the one held by Marvel Studios on Saturday evening. And even though the studio held back on the major announcements . choosing to pour their focus into Ant-Man and The Avengers: Age of Ultron -- the Marvel panel still had plenty of fans outside of San Diego begging for information (and a blast of star power). Now, thankfully, you can watch the Marvel panel for yourself . only without that glorious Age of Ultron footage that I know you are dying to see. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige held serve over the Hall H panel, introducing press time with such massive celebs as Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll for the Ant-Man portion of the panel. That gave way to the massive Marvel panel for Joss Whedon.s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Sadly, Whedon couldn.t »
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Marvel came, and Marvel conquered. Hall H was in a frenzy in the moments leading up to the Marvel Comic-Con panel. Fans who had camped out for as much as two days were chanting the studio’s name, doing the wave, and speculating what big announcements would be made. Sadly, there were no new movie titles announced, just a release date for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which is set for July 28th, 2017. Marvel’s focus was on their 2015 releases, which are Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. The Avengers panel didn’t disappoint, and you can watch it in its entirety here and read a description of the footage that was shown here. While the Ant-Man panel didn’t have as much to show since they don’t start filming until August 18th, they had plenty to discuss and even put some footage together to give fans »
- Eli Reyes
Comic-Con 2014 has come and gone, leaving a mess of TV, movies and celebrity news in its wake as thousands of costumed fans flee San Diego after a weekend of awesomeness.But with so many panels, parties, press conferences, red carpets and announcements, it's easy to miss an item or two -- so we've pulled together everything you really need to know about what went down this year.Here are the 10 Biggest Moments of Comic-Con 2014!1.) Wonder Woman Finally Arrives!We've all been waiting to catch our first glimpse of Gal Gadot in her full Wonder Woman costume for "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," and on Saturday, director Zack Snyder delivered. After bringing Gal, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill on stage for a surprise Hall H appearance, he unveiled her new look -- and it's pretty fierce!See what some celebs at the Con thought about it below: Fans were also »
- tooFab Staff
Lilly will play Hope Pym, the daughter of Hank Pym, while Stoll will play Darren Cross, a.k.a. Yellowjacket, the antagonist of the film. The two join stars Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) and Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), along with director Peyton Reed, for the size-changing super hero’s first cinematic adventure.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige said:
"We’ve been fans of Evangeline for years, and couldn’t be more pleased that she’s agreed to join us on Ant-Man’s journey to the big screen. We look forward to audiences learning more about her character when she joins forces with Hank Pym and Scott Lang in 2015."
"Corey brings depth to every role he plays. As a major part of the Ant-Man ensemble, »
- Kellvin Chavez
Two years ago in Hall H, we got our first peek at some test footage from Ant-Man. This year, we finally got a taste of the real thing. Kevin Feige, Peyton Reed, Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, and Evangeline Lilly took the stage to promote their new film, dishing up new details and footage. Among other […]
The post ‘Ant-Man’ Confirms Yellowjacket and Hope Pym; Watch The Full Panel Now [Comic-Con 2014] appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
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