Ant-Man

Screen-Shot-2015-04-13-at-9.13.08-AMThe Georgia-shot Marvel movie Ant-Man finally hits theaters today. Word on the street is that it’s fun as hell, approaching the surprise greatness of last summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Judd Apatow’s new movie Trainwreck is also opening, along with Mr. Holmes, Irrational Man and The Stanford Prison Experiment.

Ant-Man

Paul Rudd has the ability to shrink in size and grow in strength. Rudd will play con artist Scott Lang and must become Ant-Man under the tutelage of Dr. Hank Pym. Evangeline Lilly, Judy Greer, Corey Stoll and Michael Douglas star in the next Marvel box office giant. 117 min. Rated PG-13.

Trainwreck

The hilarious duo of Bill Hader and Amy Schumer go head to head in this comedy. Written by Schumer, Trainwreck places an anti-commitment woman in the hands Mr. Perfect. 125 min. Rated R.

Mr. Holmes

An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman. 104 min. Rated PG.

Irrational Man

A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act. 96 min. Rated R.

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building. 122 min. Rated R.

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TRAILER: Georgia-Shot ‘Ant-Man’

by Jordan McGuire on April 13, 2015

The writing of Step Brothers penman Adam McKay shines bright in the most recent trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man. Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and even the probably villainous Corey Stoll show their comedic sides as the newest Marvel movie looks to be perfect summer fun.

The first trailer for Ant-Man had some impressive visuals but seemed to still be searching for its tone. Marvel’s Kevin Feige has done a wonderful job of producing a slate of film and tv shows that feel tonally similar, while allowing the project to also reflect each superhero’s personality. It seems like the pieces of Ant-Man are finally coming into harmony with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Ant-Man was shot on location in Georgia at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Some exteriors were shot in San Francisco.

The film also stars Judy Greer, Hayley Atwell, John Slattery, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Pena, TI, David Dastmalchian and Martin Donovan.It’s directed by Peyton Reed, who famously took over for Edgar Wright just before production began.

Ant-Man opens wide on July 17.

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TRAILER: Marvel’s Georgia-shot ‘Ant-Man’

by Jordan McGuire on January 8, 2015

Chris Pratt just nailed his part as Star-Lord in Marvel’s incredibly popular Guardians of the Galaxy, and he did it with a mix of humor and heroics. It’s a formula that Marvel is looking to repeat, especially because of the box office’s response to GuardiansAnt-Man will star Paul Rudd in a superhero movie that will hopefully make you laugh, and, given his comedy pedigree, I have high hopes that Paul Rudd will nail it too.

Ant-Man was filmed in Georgia and was written by Step Brothers, Anchorman and Talladega Nights penman Adam McKay and also the star himself, Paul Rudd. This unconventional Marvel film also stars Hobbit alum Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Boardwalk Empire alum Bobby Cannavale and the courageously funny Judy Greer.

With the release date only six months away, the Marvel marketing machine is gearing up, giving us this first teaser, along with a slew of photos and new information about the long-in-development project that swapped director Edgar Wright for direct Peyton Reed.

The film is set to be released July 17, 2015. Although the long, tumultuous development process may have some fans hesitating and Marvel’s newest offering, it should be a fantastic summer blockbuster that features the can’t-miss actor, Paul Rudd.

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Evangeline Lilly Joins ‘Ant-Man’

by Christine Samarchi on July 29, 2014

Evangeline-Lilly-webThe upcoming Marvel Studios movie Ant-Man announced their core cast on Saturday at Comic-Con. Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll have been recruited for the superhero film, directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige. The House of Cards actor (Stoll) will play the villain Yellowjacket while Lilly plays the young Hope Pym.

Many thought Lilly was attending Comic-Con only to promote The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Surprise overtook fans at the announcement of her role. Hope Pym is the daughter of Hank Pym, who is being played by Michael Douglas. His character in the comics invented a substance that allows people to shrink in size. Paul Rudd stars as Scott Lang.

Although Lilly doesn’t know much of her character, fans wonder if Hope Pym will become the evil Red Queen as seen in certain versions of the comics.

Marvel hasn’t been taking it easy. They’ve got the upcoming films Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron and their Disney animation collaboration, Big Hero 6. Ant-Man will begin filming next month and is scheduled for release on July 17, 2015.

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This summer’s San Diego Comic-Con has been filled with film news, including Marvel’s announcement that Corey Stoll will play the villainous Yellowjacket (AKA Darren Cross) in the upcoming film Ant-Man.

Based on the Marvel comic characters, Scott Lang (AKA Ant-Man) is played by Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas is Dr. Hank Pym. In addition, Marvel has confirmed at Comic-Con that Evangeline Lilly will play the doctor’s daughter, Hope Pym. Michael Pena and David Dastmalchian have also been cast in undisclosed roles.

The film revolves around Dr. Pym, inventor of the Ant-Man technology, who mentors Scott Lang so that he can take over Ant-Man. The technology allows its users to decrease size while increasing strength. Unfortunately, it gets into the wrong hands.

This superhero flick has been discussed since the late 80s. The current iteration has been in the works since 2006 with Edgar Wright set to direct. But Wright dropped out unexpectedly earlier this year. Peyton Reed is now set to direct with Walt Disney Studios distributing.

Ant-Man is slated to hit theaters July 17, 2015 and will film at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia.

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Patrick Wilson and More Exit Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

by Arthur Vandelay

When direct Edgar Wright abruptly left Marvel’s Ant-Man, a film he’s been developing since the mid-2000s, we knew there was a good chance some of the film’s stellar cast might have to jump ship. Mostly because of the inevitable schedule shift that could conflict them out. Well, Ant-Man‘s schedule did shift and the Marvel show has lost some […]

COMIC CON: Marvel Debuts Ant-Man Poster

by Arthur Vandelay

A flurry of materials are emerging from Comic Con, including this post for Marvel’s Ant-Man, which is now in production in Georgia. The graphic poster includes depictions of Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and…a giant ant with a man on his back. We’re guessing that’s Ant-Man.

Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer are New Writers for ‘Ant Man’

by Arthur Vandelay

Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer have been hired to polish the script for Ant-Man. Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish had previously worked on the script, starting circa 2006. But after Eric Pearson’s rewrite, Wright and Cornish left the film. Adam McKay was then hired on to rewrite for Peyton Reed, the new director. And now Ferrari […]

‘Prisoners’ Star David Dastmalchian Joins ‘Ant-Man’

by Samantha Roberge

Marvel’s upcoming film Ant-Man has added Prisoners star David Dastmalchian. He will be joining Paul Rudd and the cast as a character that has not been specified yet. Dastmalchian had a great role in the recent thriller Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, playing the suspicious character Loki, whose walls were covered in mazes. He’s also memorable […]