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Ant-Man 

Doesn’t Ant-Man seem to have been around forever? I can’t believe we haven’t seen more than that test footage from that Comic Con, where Edgar Wright came out and said, “I’m directing Ant-Man, hooray!” or something. There’s been no official character images, no leaked set photos. Nothing. But the film seems to have been around since the start. That’s probably because it has been. 

Ant-Man predates Iron Man. Can you imagine what the MCU would look like if Ant-Man had kicked it off? Personally I think Marvel’s success owes more to Robert Downey Jr than most people realise. The fact that Iron Man’s premise is so firmly rooted in the real world, albeit an exaggerated one, helped ease viewers into the new comic book universe. If a fantastical movie like Ant-Man, with his size-fu antics were to have started things, fewer people would have bought into it, I’d wager. 

 

Now there is a LOT of talk about Ant-Man, and not all of it is good. Wright’s departure from the long in development project has thrown an unwelcome light on the movie. Creative differences have been claimed in a joint press release which Marvel President Kevin Feige said wouldn’t be believed by anyone, but Edgar Wright insisted they proceed with the statement. A statement Mr. Feige believed would be interpreted as a major studio’s mistreatment of a director. You can hear Kevin Feige’s comments on this weeks Empire podcast. Mr. Feige is clearly very fond of Edgar Wright but is equally excited about moving forward with Peyton Reed. Although he wouldn’t go in to specifics during his interview, it seems clear that the version of Ant-Man Edgar Wright was working on predates the MCU and so probably doesn’t tie into the evolving universe as neatly as Marvel would like. One can imagine Wright’s vision as a standalone movie, something Marvel no longer make. Could the potential changes required by Marvel, to dove tail Ant-Man into the relevant “Phase”, have been the final straw for Wright? I think so. But Wright may not be as gone as we first thought… 

 

/Film have a piece that suggests some of Edgar Wright’s visuals will remain. And that elements of Wright’s and co-writer Joe Cornish’s script would remain. I’d be willing to bet that most of those earlier drafts remain and that the changes are simply to facilitate a cohesive tie to the existing universe. Only time will tell just how much the movie slots into the larger story being told. We will have a better idea next July. Here’s an extract from Mr. Feige’s interview:  

 Yeah. It wasn’t the whole movie and there are new elements in the movie obviously, now, that [Wright] was not involved in. But there are some segments that are awesome and will be brought to life in some incarnation. Peyton [Reed] certainly has all that material and is a talented enough and a secure enough guy to notice if something is really cool and go “No reason to change that, that’s great.” Or if he’s got his own spin on something to go and adapt it from there.  — /Film   

Mr. Feige goes to great lengths to bolster Peyton Reed’s position on the movie. I don’t think any of us believe Mr. Reed to simply be a jobbing director wheeled in to finish off this project, but I definitely think we will see Marvel’s hand at work in this film, more so than any others. Whether that’s a good thing or not, we will gave to wait and see… 



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Ant-Man

Doesn’t Ant-Man seem to have been around forever? I can’t believe we haven’t seen more than that test footage from that Comic Con, where Edgar Wright came out and said, “I’m directing Ant-Man, hooray!” or something. There’s been no official character images, no leaked set photos. Nothing. But the film seems to have been around since the start. That’s probably because it has been.

Ant-Man predates Iron Man. Can you imagine what the MCU would look like if Ant-Man had kicked it off? Personally I think Marvel’s success owes more to Robert Downey Jr than most people realise. The fact that Iron Man’s premise is so firmly rooted in the real world, albeit an exaggerated one, helped ease viewers into the new comic book universe. If a fantastical movie like Ant-Man, with his size-fu antics were to have started things, fewer people would have bought into it, I’d wager.

Ant-Man

Now there is a LOT of talk about Ant-Man, and not all of it is good. Wright’s departure from the long in development project has thrown an unwelcome light on the movie. Creative differences have been claimed in a joint press release which Marvel President Kevin Feige said wouldn’t be believed by anyone, but Edgar Wright insisted they proceed with the statement. A statement Mr. Feige believed would be interpreted as a major studio’s mistreatment of a director. You can hear Kevin Feige’s comments on this weeks Empire podcast. Mr. Feige is clearly very fond of Edgar Wright but is equally excited about moving forward with Peyton Reed. Although he wouldn’t go in to specifics during his interview, it seems clear that the version of Ant-Man Edgar Wright was working on predates the MCU and so probably doesn’t tie into the evolving universe as neatly as Marvel would like. One can imagine Wright’s vision as a standalone movie, something Marvel no longer make. Could the potential changes required by Marvel, to dove tail Ant-Man into the relevant “Phase”, have been the final straw for Wright? I think so. But Wright may not be as gone as we first thought…

Ant-Man

/Film have a piece that suggests some of Edgar Wright’s visuals will remain. And that elements of Wright’s and co-writer Joe Cornish’s script would remain. I’d be willing to bet that most of those earlier drafts remain and that the changes are simply to facilitate a cohesive tie to the existing universe. Only time will tell just how much the movie slots into the larger story being told. We will have a better idea next July. Here’s an extract from Mr. Feige’s interview:

Yeah. It wasn’t the whole movie and there are new elements in the movie obviously, now, that [Wright] was not involved in. But there are some segments that are awesome and will be brought to life in some incarnation. Peyton [Reed] certainly has all that material and is a talented enough and a secure enough guy to notice if something is really cool and go “No reason to change that, that’s great.” Or if he’s got his own spin on something to go and adapt it from there.

Mr. Feige goes to great lengths to bolster Peyton Reed’s position on the movie. I don’t think any of us believe Mr. Reed to simply be a jobbing director wheeled in to finish off this project, but I definitely think we will see Marvel’s hand at work in this film, more so than any others. Whether that’s a good thing or not, we will gave to wait and see…

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First Look At Avengers Age Of Ultron 

Entertainment Weekly have our first glimpse at a Ultron from next summers Avengers Age Of Ultron. Check it out below:



Here’s an excerpt from the article: 
 For better or worse (trust us, it’s worse), his Tony Stark has devised a plan that won’t require him to put on the Iron Man suit anymore, and should allow Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk to get some much needed R&R as well. His solution is Ultron, self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence designed to help assess threats, and direct Stark’s Iron Legion of drones to battle evildoers instead.

The only problem? Ultron (played by James Spader through performance-capture technology) lacks the human touch, and his superior intellect quickly determines that life on Earth would go a lot smoother if he just got rid of Public Enemy No. 1: Human beings. “Ultron sees the big picture and he goes, ‘Okay, we need radical change, which will be violent and appalling, in order to make everything better’; he’s not just going ‘Muhaha, soon I’ll rule!’” Whedon says, rubbing his hands together.

“He’s on a mission,” the filmmaker adds, and smiles thinly. “He wants to save us.” — Entertainment Weekly   

Expect more at Comic Con next week… 



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First Look At Avengers Age Of Ultron

Entertainment Weekly have our first glimpse at a Ultron from next summers Avengers Age Of Ultron. Check it out below:

Entertainment Weekly

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

For better or worse (trust us, it’s worse), his Tony Stark has devised a plan that won’t require him to put on the Iron Man suit anymore, and should allow Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk to get some much needed R&R as well. His solution is Ultron, self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence designed to help assess threats, and direct Stark’s Iron Legion of drones to battle evildoers instead. The only problem? Ultron (played by James Spader through performance-capture technology) lacks the human touch, and his superior intellect quickly determines that life on Earth would go a lot smoother if he just got rid of Public Enemy No. 1: Human beings. “Ultron sees the big picture and he goes, ‘Okay, we need radical change, which will be violent and appalling, in order to make everything better’; he’s not just going ‘Muhaha, soon I’ll rule!’” Whedon says, rubbing his hands together. “He’s on a mission,” the filmmaker adds, and smiles thinly. “He wants to save us.”

Expect more at Comic Con next week…

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Fantastic Four Reboot Not Based On Comics 

I’m considering starting a new section of the blog called What The F***ing F**k! The first article would be related to the news that not only has future Sue Storm/Invisible Woman actress Kate Mara not bothered reading any of the Fantastic Four comic books, but we have learned that the film isn’t based on the books at all.

MovieFone have the comments from Miss Mara. Should we be concerned? Yep. The major issue with Tim Story’s films was that they drifted to far away from the books, so why on earth have Fox and director Josh Trank committed themselves to the same path? To be honest the writing was on the wall when the cast was populated by young stars. Reed Richards, at least, should be a seasoned genius. 

Maybe we are being too cynical, but I for one would prefer the rights revert to Marvel’s control and they fold these characters into the MCU. But it’s early days, maybe this’ll be a good thing. 

It does make one consider Mr. Trank’s intentions for Star Wars. I hope it’s not a story about the younger versions of the characters we love from Star Wars! I mean who wants to see a young Darth Vader story..? No… Wait… What The F***ing F**k!  




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Fantastic Four Reboot Not Based On Comics

I’m considering starting a new section of the blog called What The F***ing F**k! The first article would be related to the news that not only has future Sue Storm/Invisible Woman actress Kate Mara not bothered reading any of the Fantastic Four comic books, but we have learned that the film isn’t based on the books at all.

MovieFone have the comments from Miss Mara. Should we be concerned? Yep. The major issue with Tim Story’s films was that they drifted to far away from the books, so why on earth have Fox and director Josh Trank committed themselves to the same path? To be honest the writing was on the wall when the cast was populated by young stars. Reed Richards, at least, should be a seasoned genius.

Maybe we are being too cynical, but I for one would prefer the rights revert to Marvel’s control and they fold these characters into the MCU. But it’s early days, maybe this’ll be a good thing.

It does make one consider Mr. Trank’s intentions for Star Wars. I hope it’s not a story about the younger versions of the characters we love from Star Wars! I mean who wants to see a young Darth Vader story..? No… Wait… What The F***ing F**k!

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Russian One Sheet

I’ve seen a lot of international posters over the years and many are awesome. The Star Wars posters with Cyrillic writing are amongst my favourites from the film’s promotional campaign. However this new GOTG Russian poster demonstrates how the choices made when putting these pieces of art together can reframe the films tone. Where the international poster gives us a sense that these guys are a heroic team, this poster seems smug, and the central character’s demeanour is at odds with those around him. In short: I no like.

Via /Film

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Russian One Sheet

I’ve seen a lot of international posters over the years and many are awesome. The Star Wars posters with Cyrillic writing are amongst my favourites from the film’s promotional campaign. However this new GOTG Russian poster demonstrates how the choices made when putting these pieces of art together can reframe the films tone. Where the international poster gives us a sense that these guys are a heroic team, this poster seems smug, and the central character’s demeanour is at odds with those around him. In short: I no like.

Via /Film

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Guardians Of The Galaxy UK Trailer 2 Stills

Here are some screen grabs from today’s Guardians Of The Galaxy trailer release.

Personally I love this trailer. I wanted to see the film anyway and I was considering a black out of any new footage, but thus has just the right mix of new footage and already released content.

Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand with the galaxys fate in the balance.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy UK Trailer 2 Stills

Here are some screen grabs from today’s Guardians Of The Galaxy trailer release.

Personally I love this trailer. I wanted to see the film anyway and I was considering a black out of any new footage, but thus has just the right mix of new footage and already released content.

Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand with the galaxys fate in the balance.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy UK Trailer 2 Stills

Here are some screen grabs from today’s Guardians Of The Galaxy trailer release.

Personally I love this trailer. I wanted to see the film anyway and I was considering a black out of any new footage, but thus has just the right mix of new footage and already released content.

Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand with the galaxys fate in the balance.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Character Posters - Gamora

We just got a character poster that focused on Rocket and Groot and now we get one for Gamora.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Character Posters - Gamora

We just got a character poster that focused on Rocket and Groot and now we get one for Gamora.

Via Fandango.com

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