Edgar Wright brought the idea of an Ant-Man movie to Marvel and it apparently had so much potential they decided to throw it into the new Marvel Movie Universe. It seems that early footage of the film has leaked on to the Internet, so hurry up and watch the video before the suits yank it down!
UPDATE: Less than an hour and Disney has taken it down. Sorry, but if you saw it, you now have an idea of what Edgar Wright is planning.
UPDATE 2: Vimeo has the video now, so you have yet another chance to watch the video.
Movie news has been coming out all this week with Man of Steelnews and J.J. being named director, so Marvel had to drop some announcements as well. Kevin Feige of Marvel sat down with MTV and gave some information about the upcoming Ant-Man and possible Doctor Strange films.
The Walt Disney Studios has updated its movie release schedule for announced movies releasing over the next couple of years. While most of the movies haven’t changed, there are a few that have moved, and we now know when Ant Man will arrive.
As we told you weeks ago, Marvel is indeed planning a Guardians of the Galaxy movie (complete with the Rocket Raccoon and Groot), but tonight, the studio announced the release dates for all upcoming movies, and their titles.
T.G.I.F. is all I can say… and that means it is time to bring a little music to this joint with The Ballad of Henry Pym, a nice jazzy brass number to get your fingers snapping, and brighten your day as the weekend arrives.
Edgar Wright is right in the middle of putting the finishing touches on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, then he’ll be off promoting the heck out of the film. After that, the writer/director will be working on Ant-man for Marvel, but until the current movie wraps, he can only give fans a rough idea of the film.
During the D23 Expo held in Anaheim this past weekend, John Lasseter quashed rumors that Pixar was looking at Marvel’s Ant-Man for a possible movie.
“I had met all the folks from Marvel a couple of times and they’re terrific,” says Lasseter, a man of few words regarding Pixar’s interest in Marvel properties, “The whole ‘Ant-Man’ thing is just a rumor.”
Not off the table is the possibility that Monsters, Inc. and the Incredibles would be returning to the big screen with sequels for each.
If you haven’t been keeping tabs of Sillof and what he’s doing in the custom action figure arena, you’ve already missed out on his Justice League by Gaslight.Â For a while now, he’s been working on the Avengers, and he’s completed both Thor and Iron Man.
This was designed as a companion piece of sorts to my Gaslight Justice League.Â I am actually more of a Marvel fan then a DC fan.Â Â The line is Victorian in nature, with slight industrial elements, and a flair of the American West of the 1800′s.Â It is all designed to be a little more realistic and little less “superhero-ish” then my Gaslight figures.
Both of these look great, and I look forward to seeing the first Victorian meetup between JLA and Avengers.
Or – “Shipping Dates Aren’t Really That Hard To Figure Out, Are They?”
I’m of two minds about the vast deluge of Avengers that struck the comic stores last Wednesday…Â On the one hand, I could see it as a marketing ploy, a way to remind us that we can’t ignore the Avengers marketing juggernaut, to give us too much of a good thing and try to make it even better.Â Of course, on the other hand, I can look at it and be certain that it’s a bad idea to ship FIVE Avengers titles (two of which have almost the same cover) in the same week, in terms of both identifiability and sell-through.Â Both sides have their strong points, I suppose, but in this case, the real loser is probably the comic buyer who can’t afford to spring for fifteen bucks worth of Avengers comics…
Word out of H’wood this morning has Bryan K. Vaughan’s Runaways getting the treatment for the big screen. This makes perfect sense as the first series was pretty much self contained from the rest of the M616 making it a tale that can be told without needing appearances by Brad Pitt, Robert Downey, Jr. Sam Jackson, etc.
The good news is Vaughan is penning the adaptation, but the bad news is the film is in pre-production hell with Ant Man as Marvel Studios has yet to announce a start of production or release date. If Marvel wanted to get as much money from the tweeners as possible, they’d ramp this production up quickly and get a team movie out before the Avengers so the company can test the waters, and to rub it in the face of DC/Warner Bros. who have yet to get Justice League out of the starting gate.
So the question is, “Who would you cast in the roles of the Runaways?”