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Ready for Phase 3? Marvel has officially announced a few minor details about its plans for Phase 3, coming up beginning in 2016. First off, the studio has confirmed via Marvel.com that they are planning an Ant-Man sequel and it will be titled Ant-Man and the Wasp. "The sequel will mark the first Marvel Studios film named after its heroine." Both Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne will return in that sequel, scheduled for July 6th, 2018. With this announcement, the two other Marvel movies scheduled for 2018 have been moved up in the year - Black Panther arrives on February 16th, 2018 and Captain Marvel will open on March 8th, 2019. It sounds like those two movies are fully confirmed, too. I'm sure we'll be hearing more news soon.
"Cue the music!" 20th Century Fox has unveiled the very first red band + green band trailers for Deadpool, directed by VFX veteran Tim Miller, starring Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth. This is the moment you've all been waiting for as we finally get to see if this is going to be any good, and hot damn, it looks awesome. In addition to Reynolds, the cast includes Morena Baccarin as Copycat, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Ed Skrein as Ajax, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Andre Tricoteux as Colossus. This is definitely something Marvel Studios wouldn't make, as it's super vulgar and violent and exactly what we wanted to see out of this. Oh so good! Watch it again & again below.
"With every new discovery there is risk…" Check out this amusing old school VHS remix trailer for a totally different Fantastic Four movie. Vulture has remixed and recut footage from the campy Roger Corman Fantastic Four movie made in the early 90s that was never distributed. Josh Trank's take on Fantastic Four hits theaters in a few more weeks, and seems to be a very dark, very grounded take on "what if this really happened to these four people". This version is the total opposite, a glossy and fantastical take on four superheroes trying to save the world. It looks so cheesy and bad I'm even more excited for this year's movie.
One last time. Hugh Jackman has just posted the first promo photo from his final upcoming Wolverine movie. At Comic-Con a few weeks back Jackman gave a sentimental speech about his time playing Logan, confirming he would play him one last time in one final Wolverine movie (besides in X-Men: Apocalypse). He's now opening up the discussion on the final role for all the fans to contribute. The promo photo shows him holding up just one claw with the tagline #onelasttime. He also asks fans to write in 50 words or less what they want to see. It's sad this will be his last time, I must say, but all good things must come to an end.
There is strength in numbers. Fox has debuted yet another new TV spot for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, to follow up the final trailer that hit earlier in the week. In this spot, we get a good glimpse of the Fantastic Four team - Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch and Jamie Bell as The Thing. There's a shot of two of them locked up in some kind of plane, plus the line about "we're not the ones you should fear" and the angle that the US government is even afraid of these super-powered people. Not to mention the bad guy, Doom, played by Toby Kebbell. Enjoy.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Heroes don't come any bigger. Time to meet Ant-Man. The new Marvel movie is playing in theaters! Ant-Man, directed by Peyton Reed, starring Paul Rudd & Michael Douglas, is now playing in theaters everywhere. Another new origin story from Marvel, this time introducing us to Scott Lang as Ant-Man, a superhero who can shrink in size and communicate with ants. He ends up going against Corey Stoll as the villain Yellowjacket. The cast includes Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Bobby Cannavale and Judy Greer. So how is it? Did Marvel make another hit or dud? How is Rudd? Once you've seen it yourself, leave a comment with your own thoughts on Marvel's Ant-Man.
Marvel's Ant-Man could have been the strangest superhero movie to date. The comic character who can shrink himself down to minuscule sizes - and, in the comics, blow himself up to gigantic heights - and has a telekinetic link to our ant population had countless avenues in which to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Our minds could have been blown despite the inundation of superhero stories since Spider-Man first leapt onto the screen 13 years ago. Instead, fun as it might be, the Ant-Man we get is a basic, hardly-any-frills, comic book origin story. Its potential for strangeness aside, the movie delivers on all the surface-level excitement & adventure you've come to expect from Marvel. You just expect a bit more, as well.
"Who the [bleep] are you?" That's the first line out of Magneto when he first meets Apocalypse. "Come and see…" is his reply. It's unlikely that 20th Century Fox will release the Comic-Con footage for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse, despite it leaking online. Instead, they've let Entertainment Weekly debut a new set of photos showing us a good look at Apocalypse as well as the rest of the cast. The mag also debuted a new cover, but it's Photoshopped so much it doesn't even look like Apocalypse anymore (refer to photos). Oscar Isaac plays the villain. We also can see: Michael Fassbender, Olivia Munn (as Psylocke), Alexandra Shipp (as Storm), Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, James McAvoy + Evan Peters (as Quicksilver).
"You don't know anything about what's coming…" 20th Century Fox has debuted a new trailer, the final trailer, for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four movie. Yes, it's the best trailer yet, and finally makes this look like it might be pretty damn good. It also looks quite wild, including traveling to another dimension and massive battles on Earth and elsewhere, flying across space and time. We also finally get a good look at Dr. Doom, the villain, played by Toby Kebbell. The main line-up of the Fantastic Four - Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan & Jamie Bell - seem like a fun team, but I'm hoping the action delivers on all fronts. Only a few more weeks until this is in theaters, so get your last look below. Are you planning to go see this?
Meet En Sabah Nur. This weekend at Comic-Con 2015, director Bryan Singer debuted the first two minutes of raw footage in Hall H from the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse (which has only been filming for 5 weeks). While I wish that was out for everyone to see, in the meantime we have the first teaser poster for the movie, and it's all about Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac. The immortal supervillain from the comics series is known as the very first mutant, from thousands of years ago, hence all the symbols around the poster's edge. Just wait till you see what Isaac actually looks like in the film. For now take a look below.
It's just about time to kick off our last live Hall H blog coverage of Comic-Con 2015. The final movie panel on Saturday this year is for 20th Century Fox, and it's mainly an upcoming look at three new Marvel Movies: Deadpool directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds, the new Fantastic Four directed by Josh Trank, and of course, X-Men: Apocalypse directed by Bryan Singer. There of course may be even more surprises, reveals, announcements or other details that may arrive during the presentation. We're excited to get underway and find out what secrets Fox has in store, and if Marvel will make a dent at Comic-Con 2015.
This is awesome…! Calling all Deadpool fans! This is your chance to get a rare, one-of-a-kind sketch of your favorite Merc with a Mouth. Comic book artist/writer Rob Liefeld, one of the creators with Fabian Nicieza of the Deadpool character, is an outspoken social media user. With Comic-Con 2015 about to kick off, and the Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds likely making its debut on Saturday, Liefeld will use social media for a giveaway of Deadpool sketches he has drawn. You can see some images of the art on his Instagram already, or at SlashFilm where they announced details. They'll be hidden everywhere at the Con.
"I think our first move should be calling The Avengers." With only a few weeks left until the official release of the movie, Marvel has debuted on more trailer via Marvel UK for Peyton Reed's Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. This is a much more energetic, action-packed trailer than usual, cutting between action scenes and some of the fun dialogue. They even toss in that Avengers reference I included at the beginning, and I like the music. Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, and Judy Greer also co-star. This looks like tons of fun, I'm ready to see it now. Arriving in theaters in a few weeks.
Deadpool is coming to Comic-Con 2015. As part of their Comic-Con preview, Entertainment Weekly has featured a first look at Tim Miller's Deadpool movie. The film has been shooting up in Vancouver and is being readied for release in early 2016, and it's likely they'll make a big show of things at Comic-Con next week (during the 20th Century Fox panel on Saturday). Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds as the infamous "merc with a mouth", and it sounds like they're not holding back with his mouth in this movie. It will be hard R - producer Simon Kinberg: "It's graphic. Nothing is taboo. You either commit to a truly outrageous boundary-pushing kind of movie or you don't." Take a look at a few new photos below prior to Comic-Con.