For a little hero, ‘Ant-Man’ has already faced some pretty big obstacles in his journey from comic to movie. Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ film was first announced all the way back in 2006, and developed alongside the very first ‘Iron Man,’ but it’s only coming out now, nine years later. Much of that time it was under the direction of Edgar Wright, who developed the film’s story with ‘Attack the Block’ filmmaker Joe Cornish and cast Paul Rudd as his diminutive Avenger. But just as ‘Ant-Man’ was about to finally go into production, Wright left the project over creative differences with Marvel, who eventually replaced him with Peyton Reed, while handing over Wright and Cornish’s script to Rudd and his ‘Anchorman’ director Adam McKay for revisions.
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It’s here. It’s finally here. The first trailer for Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ arrived during tonight’s two-hour ‘Agent Carter’ premiere. If for some strange reason you didn’t tune in to see Peggy Carter’s television debut (what’s your excuse?), the trailer has arrived online for your viewing pleasure. Following Marvel’s clever tiny teaser marketing, you’ll be pleased to watch Paul Rudd’s heroics in this regular-sized trailer.
Yesterday, the clever people at Marvel teased us with an ant-sized trailer preview for ‘Ant-Man,’ leaving us laughing and desperate to see the real deal. Thankfully, they didn’t leave us hanging for very long because today brings the regular-sized trailer preview—yes, it’s still just a teaser for the first teaser trailer, and it clocks in at just 17 seconds, but the few flashes we’re given are enough to stir up some additional excitement.
Okay, Marvel. This is cute. As exhausting as “teasers for trailers” can be, we’ll give you credit for this ‘Ant-Man’ preview, which is more of a snarky joke than an actual piece of marketing. Technically, this is our first look at footage from the upcoming film, but someone has apparently saturated the video with Pym Particles because the screen is literally too small for us to actually comprehend anything that’s going on.
‘Parks and Recreation’s seventh and final season will have a short victory lap in the manner NBC has chosen to burn off its 13 episodes, but our final days in Pawnee will at least be full of familiar faces. Fresh off the ‘Ant-Man’ set, Paul Rudd will reprise his role as Sweetums magnate Bobby Newport, but what brings the character back to ‘Parks and Recreation’'s final year, you ask?
We’re supposedly just a few days away from the debut of the trailer for ‘Ant-Man,’ Marvel’s latest, greatest, and smallest superhero. Current Internet rumors (which are always extremely reliable) claim the first ‘Ant-Man’ teaser will debut just after New Year’s, possibly during the series premiere of Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter,’ but Christmas came early for Ant-Man fans with this early look at the film’s villain. (Okay, yes, technically Christmas came late for Ant-Man fans since Christmas happened four days ago, but you know what I mean.)
Director Peyton Reed just wrapped filming on Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ last week, but there’s still been a question mark hovering around some of the film’s other characters—we know who Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll are playing in the film, but what about the rest of that awesome cast? Marvel has officially released the synopsis and some character details for the upcoming film, which will mark the end of the studio’s Phase 2 slate.
When you meet Bobby Cannavale in person, he’s very friendly, but you quickly get the sense that he doesn’t put up with nonsense. Not that Cannavale doesn’t have a sense of humor—he uses this humor to great effect in the upcoming ‘Annie’ remake; playing a political strategist named Guy who is in charge of William Stacks’ (Jamie Foxx) New York City mayoral campaign; spoiler alert: they meet a little girl named Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis)—it’s more that he doesn’t really like to do the things that actors have to do when they are not acting … like putting up with someone like me while I ask him questions. (For the record: He is correct.)
Although it hit some bumps in the road along the way, Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ has officially completed filming—well, director Peyton Reed has officially completed principal photography on the project, and there could always be some additional reshoots ahead. But the bulk of filming on ‘Ant-Man’ is complete, which also brings an end to filming on Marvel’s Phase Two film projects. Let Phase Three begin!
In the many months since director Edgar Wright parted ways with Marvel on 'Ant-Man,' it's been unclear just how much the project would change. With new director Peyton Reed on board and Adam McKay ('Anchorman') brought in to rewrite the script, things are back on track for the film to make its 2015 release date. And thanks to a new interview with McKay, we have a more clear idea about how much has changed between Wright's and Reed's versions of the film -- including how much star Paul Rudd helped shape the script.