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Last week, illustrator Andy Park released some concept art for Marvel’s Ant-Man featuring Janet Van Dyne fully suited up as The Wasp [see here], and now he’s dropped another alternate design via his Twitter…
Ant-Man sees Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter, Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Maggie, Bobby Cannavale (The Long Play) as Paxton, Michael Peña (American Hustle) as Luis, Abby Ryder Fortson (Togetherness) as Cassie Lang, David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight) as Kurt, »
- Gary Collinson
Phase Two has come to an end, after Marvel's summer hits Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. Now fans have the massive Phase Three to look forward to, which will span nine movies instead of six, like the previous two phases, and will culminate with the two-part adventure Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II, arriving in theaters in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Producer Kevin Feige revealed during a recent Q&A (via Screen Rant) that the two-part sequel will not only bring an end to Phase Three, but also to a much larger part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. Here's what he had to say when asked to describe Phase Three.
"Broad strokes. Strokes that are broad enough and loose enough that - in the development of the four or five movies before we move into our culmination - allow us room to »
"Wanted" and "Kick Ass" comic creator Mark Millar is 20th Century Fox's go to guy for consultation on Marvel projects, and he's also a fairly forthcoming guy about not just his work but comic book film adaptations in general.
In a new interview with IGN UK, Millar has talked about quite a few major comic book films that have either just hit or are on the way. The results are often interesting.
First up "Fantastic Four" and where a sequel to that stands: "I think everything's open to discussion. No decision has been made on anything yet like that. There's chats everyone's going to have on the phone at some point." As for the film itself? He says "it's a shame" how it turned out, though admitted liking certain elements.
He says Marvel Studios has similar problems with some of their films: "'Thor 2' didn't work out especially well; ' »
- Garth Franklin
It’s no secret that Fantastic Four has been somewhat of a disaster for 20th Century Fox. Director Josh Trank started the blame game with the studio days before its release, some actors haven’t even seen the movie yet (while others are poking fun at its poor box office run), and there is a wild rumour that they’ve already scraped the sequel in favour of Deadpool 2.
Back in January, we sat down with Mark Millar to get his thoughts on the movie (which he served as a creative consultant) and now in an interview with IGN he discusses much of the controversy mentioned above, while also touching upon the future of the franchise.
“It’s a shame because I think elements of it were good,” he said. “Some bits were good. I remember the first half in particular works well. [Josh Trank] is brilliant. Chronicle was my favorite superhero movie »
- Robert Kojder
One of Mark Millar's many jobs is as creative consultant for 20th Century Fox on its Marvel movies. But that doesn't mean that his eyes aren't open to things that have gone right, and in the case of the recent Fantastic Four movie, gone wrong.
In a new interview over at IGN, Millar has been chatting about the new Fantastic Four film, and admits that its failing is "a shame, because I think elements of it were good".
"I remember the first half in particular works well", Millar argues, describing director Josh Trank as "brilliant" and adding that "Chronicle was my favourite superhero movie in 2012 - and be reminded Avengers was out that year".
As for Fantastic Four, though, "it's just a shame sometimes things don't work out as planned. Nobody goes »
"I gotta hustle," said Johansson about her acting career.
"Pretty soon the roles you’re offered all become mothers.
'Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work — theater, producing... this thing with 'Esquire'..."
March 2009, Johansson first signed on to play Marvel Comics' Russian spy 'Natasha Romanoff' aka the 'Black Widow' in the feature "Iron Man 2", as an undercover spy for 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' posing as an assistant to 'Tony Stark' (Robert Downey Jr.) aka 'Iron Man'.
She was cast only after a scheduling conflict forced actress Emily Blunt to drop out of the part.
Johansson again »
- Michael Stevens
Some concept art has been released for Janet Van Dyne’s turn as The Wasp in the flashback seen in Marvel’s Ant-Man released earlier this year. Check out the artwork and tweet below:
I had Sooo much fun doing designs of the original Wasp for the Ant-Man film. Here’s one I did. #AntMan #wasp #marvel pic.twitter.com/quUUsRg37C
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) September 22, 2015
See Also: Marvel’s Ant-Man hits $400 million worldwide
Ant-Man sees Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter, Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Sam Wilson / Falcon, »
- Luke Owen
The stage has been set for 2016 to become one of the greatest years in the history of cinema. Never have so many unrelated franchise released so many films featuring so many iconic characters at any one time. That begs one very important questions: amid so many competitors, which film are audiences most excited to see?
Two major released will be coming from Fox next year: Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse. Deadpool’s marketing campaign has been nothing if not spot on thus far — completely capturing the essence of the character, and setting him apart from the competition. X-Men: Apocalypse seems primed to similarly capture the spirit of its source, dropping the franchise’s typically grounded aesthetic in favor of vibrant, comic book-esque visuals. Fox’s Marvel properties have only improved with each passing outing since 2011, so they seem to have found their rhythm with these characters.
The biggest release coming »
- Conner Schwerdtfeger
If this summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn't quite big enough for you, then Captain America: Civil War could just be the movie you've been waiting for. Not only does it feature almost all of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, old and new (except for Thor and Hulk), Paul Rudd returns as Scott Lang from Ant-Man, with Chadwick Boseman making his debut as Black Panther. One of the several returning characters is Paul Bettany's Vision, who became one of the new Avengers at the end of Avengers 2. Paul Bettany held a Q&A session at the AsiaPOP Comic Convention this weekend, revealing to the Philippine Entertainment Portal that Vision will be both "omnipotent" and "naive" in Captain America: Civil War. Here's what he had to say about his preparations for this new movie.
"I was given comics. I also was looking to think about what could be edifying for me to learn. »
Marvel’s Ant-Man reached a box office milestone this weekend, with the superhero origin story crossing $400 million worldwide. By close of play yesterday, Ant-Man had earned $177.6 domestically, with a further $223.8 million from international markets giving it $401.4 million and counting.
In terms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man has surpassed both The Incredible Hulk ($263.4 million) and Captain America: The First Avenger ($370.6 million), and with the film set to open in China next month, it should find itself overtaking 2011’s Thor ($449.3 million) in the coming weeks.
See Also: Chinese poster for Marvel’s Ant-Man
Ant-Man sees Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel’s latest superhero offering Ant-Man has had a decent enough run at the box office, with $395 million to date; however, the studio will be hoping to push that towards the $500 million mark when it opens in China next month, and a new poster has arrived online for its Chinese release, which features Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man squaring off against Corey Stoll’s Yellowjacket…
Ant-Man sees Peyton Reed (Down with Love) directing a cast that includes Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, John Slattery (Iron Man 2) as Howard Stark, Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Peggy Carter, Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier »
- Gary Collinson
It looks like Terrence Howard still hasn’t forgiven Marvel and Robert Downey Jr. for his exit from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the actor complaining to Rolling Stone that his departure from the role of James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes has left him $100 million out of pocket.
Revealing – again – that he was reportedly due to receive $5 million for Iron Man 2, Howard claimed that he was told his role in the sequel was being cut down, and that his salary would also be reduced. With his agent responding “fuck you” to Marvel, the studio then brought in Don Cheadle as his replacement within 24 hours.
“I called Robby and was like, ‘Look, man . . .’ Leaving messages with his assistants, called him at least 17 times that day and 21 the next and finally left a message saying, ‘Look, man, I need the help that I gave you’. Never heard from him. And guess who got »
- Gary Collinson
Actor Mickey Rourke has nothing good to say about Gop candidate Donald Trump. In a TMZ video, Rourke called Trump “nothing but a big-mouthed bitch bully,” and that he would “love 30 seconds in a room with the little bitch.” Meanwhile, Rourke endorsed Ben Carson when the TMZ reporter asked him who will get his vote. Also Read: Chris Pratt Reveals Directing Dreams, and Awkward Encounter With Mickey Rourke “I like the doctor — the black dude. I like him,” said Rourke. Rourke is a trained boxer who has also starred in movies like “Iron Man 2,” “The Expendables” and “Sin City. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Not for the first time, Terrence Howard has been bemoaning his departure from the Marvel cinematic universe.
Howard played the role of Rhodey in the first Iron Man movie, and reportedly got a salary of $3.5m for his trouble, with the promise of an extra $5m if a sequel got greenlit. He was the first of the leading roles to be cast, and says that he took a $1m pay cut to help persuade Marvel to hire Robert Downey Jr for the Iron Man role, when the studio was having doubts.
Marvel for its part disputes this version of events, but Howard told Rolling Stone that "Robert was so thankful and dadadadada".
Marvel Entertainment has announced that it is set to delve into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a series of McU Guidebooks that will explore the fan favourite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television series, beginning with Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Marvel’s Iron Man in October and Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk/Iron Man 2 the following month. Here’s a preview of what’s in store…
See Also: How to Watch the Marvel Universe in Chronological Order
In the vein of the classic Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe, take a deep dive into the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television series and see their genesis in the pages of Marvel Comics!
But this isn’t your daddy’s Official Handbook – the new McU Guidebooks are completely overhauled. Sleeker, slicker and jam-packed with information about the people, places and things »
- Gary Collinson
UK TV ratings roundup - data supplied by Barb
The X Factor enjoyed a more successful second Sunday episode in the ratings this series, according to overnight figures.
The fourth auditions compilation attracted an average audience of 6.68 million (29.6%) viewers at 8pm on ITV, with an added 393,000 (1.8%) on +1. This is lower than its Saturday edition by around 500,000 viewers, but is up by almost 700,000 from last Sunday.
X Factor episode four review: Isn't this whole show a contestant farm?
Later, ITV2's Xtra Factor follow-up entertained 517k (2.4%) at 9pm (119k/0.8% on +1).
Earlier, Countryfile appealed to 5.63m (30.1%) at 7pm, followed by Antiques Roadshow with 5.31m (23.2%) at 8pm.
Channel 4's Time »
As you've likely heard by now, the Marvel Entertainment Creative Committee made up of names like Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, and Brian Michael Bendis will no longer be playing a role in the Marvel Studios movies. They've been blamed for Edgar Wright leaving Ant-Man and providing notes which disrupted the development of many of their projects. Now, Bleeding Cool has revealed the movies which were most influenced by this group, and it's a pretty interesting list. Those were apparently Iron Man, Avengers, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Captain America: Civil War. Those they didn't work on were Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, and Avengers: Age Of Ultron. While I'm not doubting the site's sources, they're taking a very anti-Kevin Feige approach with these stories, and the fact that the movies they've been told the Creative Committee »
Forget Ant-Man, many would say that Agent Carter has been the surprise Marvel hit of the year. Starring Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter – Captain America’s WW2-era lost love/kickass secret agent in her own right – the show combined superhero shenanigans and good old-fashioned spy action and went down a treat with critics and fans alike. Despite the first season airing as mid-season filler for Agents Of Shield, the series has been brought back by popular demand and the second season of the show will air next year.
All we know so far is that the action will relocate from New York to Los Angeles and that Peggy will be moving on from Cap and get a new love interest.
When the series aired in the Us back in January, we took a look at the easter eggs to be found in the two-hour premiere. But now, to »
- Christian Bone
In addition to being the co-creator of many of Marvel.s most famous heroes and villains, comic book legend Stan Lee has made a name for himself as a cameo master. Lee holds no shortage of enthusiasm for each role he plays, but something.s different about his brief appearance next year in X-Men: Apocalypse. This past July at San Diego Comic-Con, he revealed that this cameo will be unique compared to his previous ones, and now we know why: it involves someone he cares about. During his interview with Larry King (who he was mistaken for in Iron Man 2), Lee let it drop that his X-Men: Apocalypse cameo will have him sharing screen time with someone who means a lot to him. Lee said: That cameo is different than any I have ever done before, because I did it with another person that is very important to me. »
Asking Stan Lee to pick his favourite Marvel actor is a bit like making him choose a favourite child.
Marvel's post-credit Easter eggs ranked from worst to best
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