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The film stars Rudd as a con man and petty thief named Scott Lang who ends up having to help scientist Hank Pym (Douglas) to keep his latest invention out of the hands of evil forces.
The invention? A substance that allows the user to decrease greatly in size, while increase massively in strength.
The illustration is a piece of pre-production concept art specifically made for San Diego Comic-Con, which kicks off Wednesday night. So expect to see the movie heavily showcased on Saturday in Marvel’s always bombastic presentation.
It hasn’t been an easy couple of months for Ant-Man. Production was expected to be underway already, but director and co-writer Edgar Wright jaw-droppingly dropped out of the production after eight years of labor on the project.
After some rudderless weeks, »
- Anthony Breznican
Marvel Studios' Ant-Man will be released through Walt Disney Pictures as part of Marvel's Phase 3 movie slate which will pick up after the events of The Avengers sequel Age of Ultron. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Marvel's Ant-man, directed by Peyton Reed (Yes Man, Bring It On, The Break-Up) off a screenplay by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers), is scheduled to hit »
- Pietro Filipponi
When Edgar Wright left Ant-Man, a lot of excitement for the film went out the door with him. His involvement is what made the project so appealing in the first place. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World showed the director isn’t interested in making a run-of-the-mill comic book movie, but doing something fresh, new, and its own thing. Of course, that’s not the kind of comic book movie we see often enough. Since Wright left Ant-Man over creative differences, was it a matter of Marvel balking over taking some risks? That’s what a lot of fans understandably suspect. After seeing James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s difficult to fathom Marvel getting cold feet over taking another risk. Guardians of the Galaxy is a superhero movie with a talking raccoon, some good old-fashioned dick jokes, and, basically, more of what you’d expect from James Gunn (Slither). Guardians doesn’t feel like a »
- Jack Giroux
Marvel ended up skating on thin ice with its upcoming Ant-Man adaptation recently when script changes led long-time director Edgar Wright to depart the project, leaving the studio scrambling to find a replacement. As the days turned into weeks, directors came and went, including Adam McKay and Rawson Marshall Thurber, both of whom turned down the gig. Other contenders included Ruben Fleischer and Michael Dowse, but Marvel ended up going with Peyton Reed, a comedy director known for Yes Man and The Break-Up.
More than a few fans responded to the choice with pessimism, bemoaning Wright’s departure and criticizing Marvel for implementing the script changes that forced out the well-respected helmer. Then, news broke that multiple screenwriters, including McKay, Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer, had been brought on board to further rework the script. Needless to say, that particular news nugget didn’t do much to pacify fans.
- Isaac Feldberg
There’s nothing more concerning than any film hiring, re-hiring, directors leaving…and Ant-man is currently going through the mill of changes.
After Edgar Wright left behind years of work, and great stuff we’re sure, in order to keep hold of his creative integrity Marvel’s big screen, small hero adventure is looking decidedly iffy. I haven’t known a such a big project for ages that’s given so much hope and now is left flapping in the wind between various writers and rumours. After Wright left, Adam McKay gave us a little rewrite and then also left with Yes Man and The Break-up’s Peyton Reed has taken the reigns. Also, we’re not finished yet, as today’s news (Thanks to Latino-Review.com) is that two new writers Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer have come in for another refresh.
Both writers are newbies to the big »
- Dan Bullock
Hart stars in The Wedding Ringer as entrepreneur Jimmy, who is hired by groom-to-be Doug (Gad) to be the best man at his wedding.
Doug's bond with Jimmy and the comedy of errors that develops leads to problems with his fiancée Paige (Kaley Cuoco).
The Wedding Ringer was shot on location in Los Angeles, despite having originally been written to take place in Chicago.
The film will be released on January 16, 2015 in the Us and March 20, 2015 in the UK. »
This weekend Kevin Hart stars in "Think Like A Man Too," a wedding-themed studio comedy. But that doesn't mean that the star, whose shrill, high-pitched scream is like a soothing lullaby to me, is done with wedding-themed studio comedies. This January he'll star in "The Wedding Ringer" as a best man-for-hire, who works with Josh Gad in assembling a crack team of groomsmen for his upcoming wedding. (Gad, it turns out, is something of a loser.)
The movie has kind of a funny hook, and a few hilarious lines in the frantic trailer (when inspecting the team of groomsmen Hart has assembled, Gad remarks, "It looks like the cast of 'Goonies' grew up to become rapists"). It was co-written and directed by Jeremy Garelick, who wrote the Vince Vaughn/Jennifer Aniston movie "The Break-Up" and has a hand in the upcoming "Police Academy" reboot.
"The Wedding Ringer" (that title!), is out on January 16th, »
- Drew Taylor
For anyone who has ever been in need of a Best Man at their wedding, but don't quite have a a vast collection of friends to choose from, I'm not sure why you'd go out of your way to hire someone like Kevin Hart. But alas, that's the plot of The Wedding Ringer, a new comedy that sees Josh Gad as an awkward guy who is in desperate need of a partner in crime to help his wedding go off without a hitch. So he hires the services of Jimmy (Hart) to pretend to be his friend for the event. But things get complicated when he also lies about a whole slew of groomsmen. Of course, wackiness ensues, but we're not very entertained. Watch? Here's the first trailer for Jeremy Garelick's The Wedding Ringer from Sony Pictures: The Wedding Ringer is directed by Jeremy Garelick (co-writer of The Break-Up »
- Ethan Anderton
In The Wedding Ringer, Jimmy (Hart) provides best man services for socially challenged guys, who – for whatever reason – have no one close enough to agree to stand by them on the day of their wedding.
Doug (Gad) a groom-to-be, has found himself in just such a situation, but, to make matters worse, he fabricates the names of not only a best man but nine groomsmen as well. When all else fails, Doug seeks out Jimmy’s services to carry out a charade designed to make Doug look his best, but threatens to destroy everything if it fails.
- Michelle McCue
USA Today has given us all a sneak peak of the upcoming buddy comedy Wedding Ringers, starring Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Josh Gad (Frozen). The film's comedic premise is that Hart's character runs Best Man Inc- a professional service that provides faux-Best Man wedding services for guys that don't have any friends. Gad plays a dorky computer entrepreneur that not only needs a Best Man, but seven groomsmen as well. So he purchases Hart's deluxe "Golden Tux" package.
Then a madcap adventure begins where Hart and Gad have to create a fictional history of friendship together, using pictures and videos, so that no one can figure out what a sham the whole thing is.
Aside from the photo above, we've also got two more:
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Screen Gems has released the first The Wedding Ringer images featuring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad. The comedy centers on an introverted yet successful tech entrepreneur (Gad) who hires the owner of Best Man Inc. (Hart) to be the perfect best man and throw a killer wedding party. Hart describes the business model: "I run a business where I'm a great best man for the right price. But I do what has never been done before in this case. I make this guy look like one of the most amazing people in the world." Olivia Thirlby, Kaley Cuoco, Jorge Garcia, Affion Crockett, and Aaron Takahashi also star in The Wedding Ringer, directed by Jeremy Garelick. Hit the jump for the Wedding Ringer images, plus more quotes from Hart and Gad. To try to impress his bridezilla fiancée (Cuoco) and future in-laws, Gad's character springs for the The Golden Tux, the »
- Brendan Bettinger
Katheryn Winnick has signed with CAA. She plays Queen Lagertha on History’s hit drama series Vikings, which starts production shortly on a third season. Winnick has appeared in Ed Zwick’s Love And Other Drugs and Robert Luketic’s The Killers. She continues to be managed by Alchemy Entertainment and is with the law firm Jackoway Tyerman. Justin Long has inked with Gersh. His recent credits include TV’s Mom, New Girl and Unsupervised, and he stars in Fox’s comedy pilot Sober Companion. Long also has appeared in such features as Ask Me Anything, Live Free Or Die Hard, The Break-Up and Dodgeball […] »
An interesting bit of news regarding Paramount has come our way via The Hollywood Reporter. In an article regarding the studio's presence at CineEurope, it was divulged that Paranormal Activity 5 has been moved to 2016.
The studio also confirmed a sequel to Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters for the same year. The news comes directly from Paramount Pictures International Svp, Emea Edward Ryan, who dropped the news on CineEurope attendees after a screening of Transformers: Age of Extinction.
This is a Big delay to say the least for Paranormal Activity fans, but the extra time could be just what the franchise needs to get it right this time after the misfire of Paranormal Activity 4 and the poor showing of the actually good Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. Gregory Plotkin is going to make his directorial debut on Paranormal Activity 5 from a script by Jason Pagan and Andrew Stark »
- Steve Barton
Director Tim Story’s Think Like A Man Too opens in theaters this weekend on June 20. The film is the follow-up to the hit ensemble comedy Think Like A Man and reunites the original cast, including Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Regina Hall, Gabrielle Union and Taraji P. Henson.
Story teamed up again with composer Christopher Lennertz for the film’s score.
He first made a splash with his breakout score for Alvin And The Chipmunks, which has grossed over $360 million worldwide. Since then he’s proven his steadfast talent with films like the star-studded Horrible Bosses, and Universal’s box office smash Ride Along.
While his knack for comedy is undeniable in films like Think Like A Man, he’s also contributed his unique »
- Michelle McCue
Sky TV recently sat down with actor Simon Pegg, who is the star of, and co-creator of Edgar Wright's Cornetto trilogy. Of course talk turned to the director's well publicized departure from Ant-Man. While Pegg had nothing to do with the project, he did read the script, a story that has been in development for almost ten years. Addressing his friend's exit from the Phase Three adventure, he claims it is Marvel's loss. He also calls the screenplay daring and funny with a real character arc for its lead, Paul Rudd.
"[The screenplay was] Daring, fun, funny, and hugely exciting; shame we won't see it. I think it's a terrible shame. I get why perhaps it's happened. Maybe they want a particular thing in line with a particular other thing, but if you hire a director who has a particular vision, you've got to expect him or her to make a such and such film. »
While Edgar Wright has remained silent in the week’s following his split from Marvel (well, apart from this image he posted to Twitter), his good buddy and regular collaborator Simon Pegg has shared a few thoughts on Wright’s Ant-Man departure during an interview with Alex Zane for Sky Movies:
“I get why perhaps it’s happened,” said Pegg (via HeyUGuys). “Maybe they want a particular thing in line with a particular other thing, but if you hire a director who has a particular vision, you’ve got to expect him or her to make a such and such film. An Edgar Wright film. That’s what that script was and it was interesting. The characters had a real journey. I can’t really say too much about it because obviously it’s not my thing, but it’s their loss.”
Wright has since been replaced on Ant-Man by »
- Gary Collinson
After weeks of drama and more then a few big names turning down Marvel’s offer (if we’re to believe the rumors that is), Ant-Man has finally found a director. Peyton Reed, who’s past projects include The Break-Up and Yes Man, will be Ant-Man‘s new director. No offense here, Yes Man was pretty good and its […]
Read Peyton Reed is Ant-Man’s New Director on Filmonic.
The weekend finally brought news that Marvel had locked down a director for the troubled production of Ant-Man with Yes Man and The Break-Up director Peyton Reed getting behind the camera and Anchorman and Step Brothers writer/director Adam McKay contributing to the script before cameras roll next month. Now Marvel is looking ahead to their next developing Phase Three title, Doctor Strange. The comic book studio has already lined up Deliver Us from Evil and Sinister director Scott Derrickson to be at the helm, and now Deadline reports Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy are candidates to star. Read on! It sounds like this is just an early wishlist, and neither of these actors have an offer to take the role or anything like that. Marvel can draw some pretty impressive talent, but Cumberbatch and Hardy don't seem too keen on blockbusters. Though the former starred in Star Trek Into Darkness »
- Ethan Anderton
After a traumatic couple of weeks following the wrenching news that Edgar Wright had dropped out of directing Ant-Man thanks to creative differences, Marvel has finally landed on a new director to call the shots for the superhero film. Bring It On/The Break-Up’s Peyton Reed is aboard.And he’s not alone: despite word that he was in talks last weekend, Anchorman's Adam McKay will not be handling the megaphone but will tackle a new draft of the script, something he’ll need to work through quickly if the film is to stay on track and shoot soon.Reed, who has generally stuck to comedy for films such as Yes Man and Down With Love, might seem an odd choice given his relative lack of experience with action and superheroic material, but he spent time developing the original Fantastic Four film at Fox before Tim Story took over. »
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