Last month we heard that Paul Rudd would be playing Ant-Man in Edgar Wright’s feature and immediately people asked which one? Most people assumed that he would be playing Pym and even talked about a possibility of Rashida Jones playing Wasp. Guess we were all wrong about that, because Marvel has announced that veteran actor Michael Douglas will be in the role of Pym to Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang.
Greetings Evil Geeks, it’s C-Mart here commandeering the TV From the Crypts column for the day to talk about one of my recent favorites, a British import featuring a young Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, with an equally young Edgar Wright handling the directing duties. Way back even before there was Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, or The World’s End, the trio were hard at work bringing us a sitcom called Spaced.
Greetings Evil Geeks, today’s Evil Movie Review is a movie that I’ve been waiting to lay eyes on ever since it’s title was cryptically announced via Twitter by two of the mega-talented stars behind it. I’m not normally one to pick a favorite of anything, I acknowledge that what I may be in the mood for one minute, might not be so favorable to me in the next, but if for some reason you were to put a gun to my head (let’s face it, there’s probably more than a few folks out there that would love to have C-Mart in that scenario) and forced me to pick a favorite movie of all time, the first entry in the Cornetto Trilogy, Shaun of the Dead would be a strong contender for the title that would eventually come out of my mouth. If there’s two things I love, it’s zombies and comedy; and Shaun is a masterpiece that blends the two seamlessly. While I hold Hot Fuzz in not quite so hallowed a spot, I still think it’s a fantastic movie. After years of waiting and even a wannabe member of the club with the movie Paul (which isn’t a bad movie at all in my opinion, it’s just that Edgar Wright wasn’t a part of it, so it’s forced to stand alone), the third installment of the trilogy is finally upon us with the release of “The World’s End”. How does it stack up against the others? Let’s start dissecting and find out!
Straight off the interwebs is news that Disney & Marvel have finally given us a release date for the much anticipated Ant-Man feature film from geeky director Edgar Wright. Mr. Wright was the director of Tv seried Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the über-fun Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (which he also produced!) Edgar has been trying to give us an Ant-Man movie for years and even went as far to show some footage of what it could be at San Diego Comic Con this past summer!
Well the wait is over, Marvel’s Ant-Man is scheduled to be released on November 25th, 2015, just 3 short months after Avengers 2 is supposed to hit! This news makes me so excited as I’ve been a big fan of this little guy for quite awhile. Hank Pym was originally a founding member of The Avengers and is a very complex character who has gone through a ton of different identities and costumes. The other reason that I’m super excited is because where there is an Ant-Man, usually there is a Wasp somewhere close!
I wont lie, I was hoping that the cut seen at the end of the Avengers movie would have been something to do with Pym and was kinda let down when I saw Thanos (I know, I know…what can I say, I like Ant-Man!) I was also hoping if the movie was made that it would hit before Avengers 2 simply so Pym got some legit screen time in that movie, but my prediction is that they go to Scientist Henry Pym for help and by the end of the movie he has to step up to the plate!
So now comes the fun part. who will play him? A lot of people are speculating Nathan Fillion, which I am totally down with, but we will have to see. I wonder who they’ll tap for The Wasp?
What do you think? Leave us some comments and start guessing!
OK, thats all for now. Check in with us all week long for our unload of all things New York Comic Con and make sure to check out our Top 5 Cosplayers later in the week!
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