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9 Things We Learned at the 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Press Conference

9 Things We Learned at the 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Press Conference
Here are the key things we learned at a press conference for the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 'Ant-Man and the Wasp.' Watch our video here.

1. The movie is a sequel to 'Captain America: Civil War' and deals with Scott Lang's decision to take Hank Pym's suit and fight with the Avengers.

2. The Wasp was originally set to debut in 'Captain America: Civil War,' but Marvel boss Kevin Feige decided he wanted a separate film to introduce the character.

3. The relationship between parent and child is a central theme. Star and writer Paul Rudd has a daughter the same age as Scott Lang's daughter, Cassie.

4. Evangeline Lilly, who plays Hope Van Dyne (aka the Wasp), says funnyman Paul Rudd's best lines didn't make the final cut.

5. Director Peyton Reed wanted to make San Francisco a character. He created scenes specific to the city's streets and landmarks.

6. 'Bullitt' (1968) and 'What's Up, Doc?' (1972) inspired Peyton Reed's car-chase scenes through San Francisco.

7. Kevin Feige says to pay attention to things in the quantum realm, as they "may pay off" in future movies.

8. Laurence Fishburne is a big Marvel comic-book fan but didn't know about his character, Dr. Bill Foster, when he was offered the role.

9. Evangeline Lilly wants to keep the rumor about an all-female Marvel movie until it actually happens. She admires Okoye from 'Black Panther' and wants to collaborate with Danai Gurira.

Don't forget to add 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' to your IMDb Watchlist.

Peters Accuses Ex Streisand Of Seducing Co-Stars

Peters Accuses Ex Streisand Of Seducing Co-Stars
Barbra Streisand enjoyed affairs with her movie co-stars Robert Redford, Ryan O'Neal and Kris Kristofferson at the height of her fame, according to the singer/actress' ex-boyfriend, Hollywood producer Jon Peters.

Peters, who produced Superman Returns and Batman, claims in his upcoming memoir Studio Head that Streisand confided in him that she had "life-imitates-art affairs" with the actors.

Her fling with O'Neal came after they met on the set of 1972 movie What's Up Doc?, shortly after her split from husband Elliot Gould, Peters alleges.

And he claims she seduced Redford while he was married to Lola Van Wagenen on the set of 1973's The Way We Were. A romance with Kristofferson followed in 1976, according to the book.

Peters writes: "Barbra may have had her neuroses and insecurities, but getting men, the men every woman wanted, was not one of them."

Reps for Streisand, O'Neal and Redford had not responded to requests for comment as WENN went to press, while Kristofferson's spokesperson had no comment.

Peters' memoir was bought by Harper-Collins Publishers in April for $700,000 (£462,350), reports the New York Post.

Cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs dies at 74

Cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs dies at 74
Internationally acclaimed cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, who lensed the landmark cinematic achievement Easy Rider and compiled more than 70 credits, has died at his home in Beverly Hills.

Kovacs, who died Sunday, was 74. The cause of death was not known as of press time.

One of Hollywood's most influential and respected directors of photography, Kovacs lensed Five Easy Pieces, Shampoo, Paper Moon, New York, New York, What's Up, Doc? Ghost Busters, My Best Friend's Wedding and Miss Congeniality.

"He was one of the great wave of cinematographers in the 1970s who basically changed the way movies had looked up until that time," said Richard Crudo, past president of the American Society of Cinematographers. "His roots were in the low-budget independent world, and he took a lot of that ethic to another level." Years later, he became a master of the high-gloss studio look. But no matter what he did, there was always a tremendous amount of heart in his work.

"He was loved by everyone at the ASC, and there are legions of students and young cinematographers who owe a tremendous debt to Laszlo's generosity of spirit."

ASC president Daryn Okada added that Kovacs had "incredible generosity to give back -- to students, to other cinematographers and to the ASC. Laszlo inspired me to do the same," Okada said. "It is a great loss, not just to cinematographers, but to anyone who has seen the movies he photographed."

The Hungary-born cinematographer never won an Oscar but carried during his career a remarkable story of courage that occurred 50 years ago during his country's revolution.

Kovacs was born to Imre and Julianna Kovacs and raised on a farm in Hungary when that country was isolated from the Western world, first by the Nazi occupation and later during the Cold War.

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