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The cast for Ant-Man has filled out rather nicely with Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas playing Scott Lang and Hank Pym, two different versions of the tiny titular hero. In addition, Evangeline Lily is in talks for the female lead and Michael Pena has some sort of role. They'll all be under the direction of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright, and the filmmaker himself has just revealed another great talent working behind the scenes. Steven Price, who just won a BAFTA for composing the score to Gravity, not to mention being nominated for an Oscar, has been hired to score the Marvel film.
In what is basically a repurposing of the first teaser trailer, the international trailer and the extended sizzle reel that popped up during the Super Bowl, a third trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has arrived. Now we're starting to get a better picture of the secrets that Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) will discover about his father's work at Oscorp, not to mention some sort of secret underground subway laboratory. Plus, there's the expansive line-up of villains including Dane DeHaan as Green Goblin, Paul Giamatti as Rhino and Jamie Foxx as Electro. The action looks cool and we hope all these villains don't ruin the movie.
In April, we'll see plenty of Black Widow action when Scarlett Johansson joins Chris Evans for the Marvel sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier. However, unlike her first go round in The Avengers, apparently Joss Whedon's follow-up The Avengers: Age of Ultron will feature the bad ass character in a very big role, one that will give us some more insight into Nathasha Romanoff as a character. Kevin Feige recently spoke with Total Film (via Comic Book Movie) and said, "We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film." But that might not be all.
Steve Roger means business. That's pretty much all we need to know in this first TV spot for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the Marvel sequel starring summer early in April. We get a slight snippet of some new footage of Chris Evans encountering his latest villain (Sebastian Stan), the title enemy with a metal arm who has some deep ties to the past of Steve Rogers. Plus there's quick flashes of stuff we saw in the most recent trailer and Super Bowl spot. This is going to be one hell of a sequel, and it's definitely going to give Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World a run for their money as the best film in Phase Two. Watch!
While rumors have swirled that Clark Gregg's character Agent Coulson could end up on The Avengers as The Vision (his fate is now revealed on the clunky ABC series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") or that Vin Diesel might play the character from the Marvel comics, we now have an interesting development that shakes up those theories and more. Variety has confirmed a report from The Daily Mail that Paul Bettany (from A Beautiful Mind, Priest) who already has a place in Marvel's film universe as the voice of Tony Stark's artificially intelligent assistant JARVIS, has been cast as The Vision in The Avengers: Age of Ulton.
When Warner Bros. decided to move Batman vs. Superman, the sequel to last year's Man of Steel, to the release date of May 6th, 2016 instead of arriving in the summer of 2015, we noted that Marvel had an unknown film slated for that same date. It was assumed that maybe Captain America 3 (which will bring back The Winter Soldier directors Anthony & Joe Russo) or maybe Thor 3 (which just hired some writers) could take that spot, or maybe even the gestating Doctor Strange and Black Panther adaptations, but if JoBlo is to be believed, it will be a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel taking the summer release slot.
After making a name for herself on the insanely popular ABC drama series "Lost," the stunning Evangeline Lilly has made the jump to the big screen with pivotal roles in blockbusters like Real Steel and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Now she's poised to enter the world of Marvel as Variety has learned that Lily is currently in early talks to take the female lead in Ant-Man, the Phase Three film from Marvel Studios with Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) directing. Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas have already been set to play two different iterations of the tiny titultar superhero as Hank Pym and Scott Lang respectively. More below!
"We have plans for you, Peter Parker..." "Let's go catch a spider." Hell yes! Take a look at this. Marvel has unleashed an extended trailer and the "second half" of the Super Bowl spot for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sequel, hitting theaters in early May. The actual TV spot they aired was a continuation of the footage that was teased earlier in the week, but they've also tossed up a full-on 4-minute extended trailer to go along with it. Andrew Garfield returns as Peter Parker, aka Spidey, with Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. This time we meet Jamie Foxx as Electro, Paul Giamatti as Rhino, and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn. The more footage we see from this the closer it gets to release, the better it's starting to look. Enjoy!
In Heroes We Trust! Marvel has launched their new Super Bowl TV spot as well as a brand new theatrical trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The superhero seqeul hits theaters in only two more months, so this is their big final push for it and they're going all out, giving us a tease at just how awesome this new Marvel Studios movie looks. Chris Evans returns as Steve Rogers, encountering his foe Bucky as the Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan, teaming up with Anthony Mackie as The Falcon. The cast also includes Robert Redford, Hayley Atwell, Emily VanCamp and Scarlett Johansson. Honestly, this looks way better than I was expecting, and I can't wait to see how it all plays out. Fire up these two vids.
We've had quite the overload of X-Men lately with Empire's massive collection of 25 covers promoting X-Men: Days of Future Past. The final cover revealed the sentinel from the dark future timeline that is forced to send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to the past to save their lives. With the exception of X-Men: Apocalypse, we're not sure how Fox plans to handle their precious comic book property as they continue to keep it away from Marvel Studios, but franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner has an idea that sounds pretty damn good. Donner just told Empire, "I'm dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum."
We just learned that Anthony & Joe Russo would get back behind the camera for Captain America 3, but we're still waiting to see their work in Captain America: The Winter Soldier this spring. And to hype up the comic book sequel, three character posters have just been unveiled. One features our titular hero, played by Chris Evans, and another features Samuel L. Jackson looking pretty intense as Nick Fury. However, the final one is a little odd. It features Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, but I'm not entirely sure what she's doing with her body. She seems to be skipping, but with a very stern look in her face. Look!
While Marvel is still working on finishing up Captain America: The Winter Soldier for release in April, they know who they want to direct for a third installment in the comic book franchise. Variety reports the directing team of Anthony & Joe Russo, who were brought on to direct the second film in the Captain America series, will come back for Captain America 3, however, the film hasn't officially been greenlit. Supposedly, official negotiations will not begin until after The Winter Soldier hits theaters, but executives at Marvel are so pleased with the results of the next installment, they definitely want to bring the duo back.
Yesterday, we continually posted the magazine covers from Empire promoting the forthcoming summer release of X-Men: Days of Future Past. There are 25 total covers, but when the final one was revealed, we decided to separate it from the pack. Why? Because it's our first look at the sentinels of the future wreaking havoc on Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman and the rest of the X-Men originated by director Bryan Singer. They certainly don't look much like the retro design we've seen from Trask Industries, and have an almost surreal quality about them. Anyway, in addition we've also included a glimpse at the full panorama shot that is created when all of the magazine covers are put side-by-side. Look!
Today is supposed to be a day full of X-Men: Days of Future Past reveals, and first up, we have a collection of covers from Empire to help celebrate the magazine's 25th anniversary. In fact, as the day goes on, there will be 25 new covers total, and they are each part of one giant image featuring the wide array of characters. We've posted the first eight below, featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage and others, not to mention a full-bodied Sentinel and our first look at Evan Jonigkeit as a young version of Toad. We'll keep updating this post as the new covers are revealed throughout the day every hour, but stay tuned for new posts as well, because there might be a new teaser trailer arriving at some point as well. Look below!