Comic-Con 2014 marked the first time 'Ant-Man' star Paul Rudd attended the epic geek extravaganza, and he was pretty darn stoked about the whole experience, considering he's also joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following the big Marvel panel, the actor faced the press to talk about his experience becoming the size-shrinking superhero, when he goes into production, and the one thing his friends will never let him live down.
During Marvel Studio's big presentation at Comic-Con 2014, nearly the entire 'Avengers 2' cast came out on the Hall H stage to tease their next big battle and screen the first footage for the fans. But what the audience didn't see was all the post-action. The stars came out to chat with press about all things Ultron, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, the post-'Winter Soldier' S.H.I.E.L.D., and what each character is up to in this brave new world.
Ryan Reynolds is committed to eventually getting a 'Deadpool' movie made at Fox. The problem is that Fox doesn't seem nearly as convinced. Says director Tim Miller, "Ryan is ready, I am ready, the fans are more than ready, we just need that elusive green light." To help convince the studio and show them a little of their vision for the film, Miller and Reynolds collaborated on some test footage that shows the merc with a mouth in action.
Marvel Studios certainly brought their A-game to Hall H at Comic-Con tonight, and while the panel was mostly focused around their 2015 releases ('Ant-Man' and 'Avengers 2' -- not too shabby), they did have some special surprises in store -- like confirmation of 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' and an official release date.
After catching a glimpse of the villainous "Mad Titan" Thanos in the post-credits scene of 'The Avengers,' inquiring minds wanted to know when we might see the overarching Marvel baddie again. We know that he'll make his first ever appearance in 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' but might he also pop up in 'Avengers 2'?
Fans of Marvel's favorite sorcerer/doctor 'Doctor Strange' series have been eagerly anticipating a big screen take on the classic character for entire years, but now that film is officially set to slip into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's time the studio started getting down to business and thinking about how to fold magic into their muscle-heavy franchise. Where and how is the magic man going to fit into the lineup? And how exactly is his story going to be told in a way that still works with all the other balls Marvel has up in the air?
Marvel's upcoming 'Ant-Man' has certainly been through its share of upheavals since the departure of original director Edgar Wright (even yesterday, things were a-changing for the miniature hero and his long-awaited film), but now it's time for the Peyton Reed-directed feature to really wow at Comic-Con 2014's Hall H as part of the official Marvel panel.
"Have you ever been hung in the air by your genitals? I have," joked 'Avengers 2' star Paul Bettany. During the earlier Comic-Con 2014 festivities, Marvel released a slew of concept art-based posters for the film, one of which featured newcomer character The Vision floating above Ultron's many robotic minions, and it turns out the process of transforming Bettany into this sentient being wasn't always seamless. "It’s a very sweaty and hot decision that got made. But it’s really fucking cool."
Before Marvel Studios' official panel later today at Comic-Con 2014, Marvel Animation gave a presentation that confirmed what we already suspected: the studio is prepping an animated 'Guardians of the Galaxy' series for Disney XD, which should help you bide the time between the first film and the planned sequel.
The ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ will have some major company later on this year when ‘Agent Carter’ comes to ABC, but what other tantalizing secrets does the Marvel TV panel at Comic-Con 2014 hold? Find out with our full Ballroom 20 account of the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and ‘Agent Carter panels, along with a few Marvel-ous surprises!