A couple days ago Biff Tannen posted an awesome cover of Black Window by superstar artist Phil Noto. I’ve always been a fan of Noto’s and really like long and lean features that he gives to his characters, it kind of reminds me of high-fashion illustrations. Anyway, it got me remembering that Marvel announced at NYCC this year that Noto would be providing a slew of retro-looking variant covers designed by Noto himself for February and this week we’ve been privy to a whole bunch of them. Check these babies out and sound off in the comments with your thoughts!
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Nerds the world-over have been speculating exactly who would play Ant-Man in the much anticipated Edgar Wright film that’s been in production for years now. At one point people (including myself) thought that it might be Nathan Fillion and Simon Pegg’s name has been thrown around. Last night word hit on the street that Paul Rudd will suit up as the pint-size Avenger in the film that is supposed to launch “Phase Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rumors have also been flying for months that one of Rudd’s old cast-mates; Rashida Jones was on the short list to play The Wasp.
On one hand I’m surprised about Rudd in the roll, because I don’t really see him as superhero material, but on the other I can see him as Pym. One of the big red flags about the Ant-Man/Wasp relationship is his temper and abuse towards Jan, which I think will be downplayed, in the same way that they treated Iron Man’s alcoholism. Plus, I think Rashida could kick Paul’s ass! 🙂
Either way I trust that Edgar Wright will give us a fun and action-packed Marvel flick. Let us know in the comments what you think about Rudd as Hank Pym/Ant-Man!
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This morning we’ve got an Evil Geek Valentine for you that we like to call Valentine’s Day Cards From the Heart!
People have been recommending this one to me since the moment I picked up a comic book again. Boy, was I happy they did. I bought it immediately but it sat in a stack of other comics for months until last week. As soon as I picked it up, I couldn’t stop reading it.
The Ultimates was written by Mark Millar, who I had a decent first encounter with and drawn by Bryan Hitch. We are focusing on Volume 1 which ran for 13 issues between 2002-2004. It was released as part of the Ultimate Universe which is an alternate and revamped Marvel Universe where the Ultimates basically fill the role of The Avengers. This generally serves as a great jumping on point to people who don’t want to sift through decades of storylines, retconns and an open Wikipedia page to get through an issue in the regular Marvel U. It’s fresh, it’s clean and uncluttered and it was perfect for me.
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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