Its been two weeks since Marvel gave Edgar Wright the boot. Now after numerous names have been through the web, Marvel has chosen Yes Man director Peyton Reed to direct the film.
Also for an added bonus Adam McKay, who was up for the directors seat but then quickly turned it down, is now a script contributor.
Marvel also released the official film synopsis which can be read below
When Marvel’s “Ant-Man” hits theaters July 17, 2015, director Peyton Reed will help shepherd the hero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a cast led by Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, with writer Adam McKay contributing to the film’s When Marvel’s “Ant-Man” hits theaters July 17, 2015, director Peyton Reed will help shepherd the hero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a cast led by Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, with writer Adam McKay contributing to the film’s script.
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. script.
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
While the geek world awaits the director for ANT-MAN, Marvel has revealed that director Scott Derrickson will helm the upcoming DR. STRANGE for Phase 3.
Derrickson is known for his horror movies such as “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and his upcoming film “Deliver Us From Evil”. This is a good choice considering that Dr. Strange is dark and eerie.
Stay tuned for more!
Their are many new and old characters in X-Men: Days of Future Past now out in theaters, but one key character was cut from the film. It was reported back a couple of months ago by Bryan Singer that Anna Paquin’s character Rogue was cut out of the film in post production, leaving little details about what sequence was being cut.
Now that the film has been released, details of her cut scene have emerged online. The cut scene would take place after Kitty was wounded by Logan and her hold on Logan is beginning to slip. So Professor X, Magneto and Bobby decide to go to X Mansion, which is now a Sentinel guarded base and rescue Rogue and bring her back to Kitty to absorb her powers to keep Logan tethered to the past.
The sequence/subplot was reported lengthy and took away from the main storyline with Logan in 1973 and pushing the film to 2 1/2 hours. In a interview with Vulture, Simon Kinberg went into detail as why he wrote the subplot and why it was cut:
I thought it would increase the urgency and the stakes of the plot in the future, but it actually does the opposite, because it makes you feel like there is an answer out there. You think once Rogue gets here, we’ll have an unlimited amount of time. The ticking clock that we’d established with Kitty getting wounded and losing her powers… well, Rogue would show up and press stop on the clock. So for all of those narrative reasons, there was this ten-minute subplot that had to go.
Although the scene was cut, it does explain the final sentinel attack in the film’s final act. Simon Kinberg did go on to say that the 10 minute sequence would probably make it to the Blu-ray.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is in theaters now
With shooting halfway done now, we should expect some teaser footage during Comic Con next month. Stay tuned for more.
Well that was a bit confusing now wasn’t it. Late last week, it was reported by many news sites that Anchorman director Adam McKay will replace Edgar Wright in the director’s seat of Marvel’s Ant-Man but now according to McKay’s Twitter account, those rumors are false.
Now that McKay is out of the picture, Marvel has their eyes set on two new directors, Rawson Marshall Thurber and Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer. Hopefully, Marvel will choose a director this week.
Stay tuned for more!
It has been a whirlwind week for Marvel as talks for the director of Ant Man begin to die down. Marvel has begun negotiations with director Adam McKay to replace Edgar Wright for the helmer of the film.
McKay is known for comedic movies as Talladega Nights and Anchorman and also has worked with Paul Rudd. THR has contacted McKay’s reps and they had this to say:
“McKay is eager to take on the challenge of replacing fanboy favorite Wright,” they report, “and would likely accept the job should Marvel tender an official offer.”
Stay tuned for more!
It’s one of the hottest movies this summer and it has just been announced to hit DVD and Blu-ray September 9th along with the first season of MARVEL’s Agent’s of SHIELD. Take a look at the special features below.
Journey Into S.D.C.C. – Hop on the bus and share the thrill of a lifetime as the series makes its first ever appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, where the cast is welcomed with open arms by a sea of enthusiastic fans
Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe TV Special
5 Behind-The-Scenes Field Reports – Get exclusive access to the show’s classified sets for the making of some of your favorite episodes
· “The Malibu Jump”
· “The Bridge”
· “Asgardian Bar Fight”
· “Cello Duet”
VFX Breakdowns – Explore the layers of effects in sequences with split-frame comparisons to the final version
Audio Commentaries with Filmmakers & Cast
Executive Producers: Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers”, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), Maurissa Tancharoen (“Dollhouse”, “Spartacus”, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog”), Jed Whedon (“Dollhouse”, Spartacus”, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog”), Jeffrey Bell (“Angel”, “X- Files”, “Alias”) and Jeph Loeb (“Heroes”, “Lost”, “Smallville”)
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Rating: TV PG
Run Time: Approx. 946 minutes; 22 episodes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1, 16×9 Widescreen
Audio: Blu-ray: 5.1 DTS-HDMA, DVD: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages: English Audio
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French