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2014-06-08 11:26:32 AM
Interesting.
 
2014-06-08 11:28:16 AM
I'm guessing this one is going to be a lot more tongue-in-cheek than the previous ones.
 
2014-06-08 11:48:35 AM
I remember worrying that Marvel's choice of the Russo brothers might not be the right fit for a story like CA2: Winter Soldier based on their previous experience.  

I couldn't have been more wrong, so I'm not too worried about Reed.
 
2014-06-08 11:59:43 AM
In Marvel I trust
 
2014-06-08 12:27:05 PM

texdent: In Marvel I trust


This.

Out of curiosity I'd love to read the Edgar Wright script since its apparently been ruled unsalvageable.

Here is the new plot synopsis

Plot: Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael 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
 
2014-06-08 01:26:23 PM
Nt a fair assesment, subby...Reed was the original director on Fox' "Fantastic Four" & developed that project extensively
 
2014-06-08 01:27:30 PM
So a guy who has done mostly things no one watched will be directing a film people are already trashing? Good call, I guess.
 
2014-06-08 01:38:37 PM
37.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-06-08 01:40:18 PM
mr show and ucb were great and it sounded like an offbeat script so it could work maybe idk lol
 
2014-06-08 01:44:13 PM

Shostie: I'm guessing this one is going to be a lot more tongue-in-cheek than the previous ones.


So it would seem. I don't know enough about Hank Pym, beyond the fact that he's regarded as a founding member of the original Avengers, to know if this is the best way to tackle this story. Time will tell.
 
2014-06-08 01:44:26 PM
Most of the Avenger-associated Marvel movies are turning out to be pretty good.  I think Thor 1 was the weakest, but the second was pretty darn good.

It's impossible to judge a film before it's released, so I'll just have to wait til I see it for myself.

And remember, Joss Whedon's Avengers made a gazillion dollars, and he is usually not the type to make a film that makes a ton of cash.  He usually makes a modest profit and gets decent reviews from critics, but he wasn't extremely bankable until The Avengers.  The Marvel touch is a touch of gold right now.
 
2014-06-08 01:45:26 PM

Nefarious: texdent: In Marvel I trust

This.

Out of curiosity I'd love to read the Edgar Wright script since its apparently been ruled unsalvageable.

Here is the new plot synopsis

Plot: Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael 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


You know, I'm dubious...but to date Marvel hasn't gotten it wrong yet.

So, in the end: that.
 
2014-06-08 02:18:30 PM
Film needs more...

www.liveforfilms.com
 
2014-06-08 02:18:32 PM
Subby's headline:

Marvel selects Peyton Reed to direct Ant Man. Reed's superhero credits include Yes Man, The Break-Up, Mr. Show, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Bring It On

Let's see:

Yes Man: Jim Carrey who played Riddler, Bradley Cooper who's playing Rocket Raccoon and TERENCE farkING STAMP who played ZOD.

The Break-Up: Jon Favreau who directed, uh, two Iron-Man movies and single-handedly kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Bring It On: Kirsten Dunst who played Mary Jane Watson in the Raimi Spider-Man movies.

So yeah, I'd say he has experience with superhero movie credits ;)
 
2014-06-08 02:22:48 PM

rocky_howard: Subby's headline:

Marvel selects Peyton Reed to direct Ant Man. Reed's superhero credits include Yes Man, The Break-Up, Mr. Show, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Bring It On

Let's see:

Yes Man: Jim Carrey who played Riddler, Bradley Cooper who's playing Rocket Raccoon and TERENCE farkING STAMP who played ZOD.

The Break-Up: Jon Favreau who directed, uh, two Iron-Man movies and single-handedly kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Bring It On: Kirsten Dunst who played Mary Jane Watson in the Raimi Spider-Man movies.

So yeah, I'd say he has experience with superhero movie credits ;)


And, of course, the Upright Citizen's Brigade.  They are borderline superheroes at least, right?  I mean one of them is a cyborg.
 
2014-06-08 02:24:41 PM
The Marvel flicks have been largely mediocre since Iron Man. The amount of creative independence that made that flick good is missing from everything that came after. There's a lot of action and things exploding, but they amount to dull movies.
 
2014-06-08 02:40:06 PM

moothemagiccow: The Marvel flicks have been largely mediocre since Iron Man. The amount of creative independence that made that flick good is missing from everything that came after. There's a lot of action and things exploding, but they amount to dull movies.


Seriously?! I understand if you don't like Marvel movies, but that is just trolling. You coulda picked like Spider-man 2 or something... but the first Iron man? wtf? It was pretty good, granted, but better than Iron man 3 and the Avengers, and the newest Xmen movie? ... Please....
 
2014-06-08 02:57:16 PM
Hey, remember when the Internet said Quicksilver looked so douchey and was going to ruin X-Men Days of Future Past?

Yeah, about that....
 
2014-06-08 02:57:49 PM

Truncks1: moothemagiccow: The Marvel flicks have been largely mediocre since Iron Man. The amount of creative independence that made that flick good is missing from everything that came after. There's a lot of action and things exploding, but they amount to dull movies.

Seriously?! I understand if you don't like Marvel movies, but that is just trolling. You coulda picked like Spider-man 2 or something... but the first Iron man? wtf? It was pretty good, granted, but better than Iron man 3 and the Avengers, and the newest Xmen movie? ... Please....


1.- He's just talking about Marvel Studios movies, so no Spidey or X-Men.
2.- Iron-Man 1 is much better than IM3
3.- Avengers is good because it's 2 hours of payoff (25 minutes of setup for the new things) after 4 years of making 5 movies leading to that, but strictly as a movie, it's nothing to write home about. Still pretty awesome.
 
2014-06-08 02:59:08 PM

moothemagiccow: The Marvel flicks have been largely mediocre since Iron Man. The amount of creative independence that made that flick good is missing from everything that came after. There's a lot of action and things exploding, but they amount to dull movies.


The same could be said for Man of Steel, which was 50 percent great and 50 percent terrible.
 
2014-06-08 03:01:27 PM

Truncks1: moothemagiccow: The Marvel flicks have been largely mediocre since Iron Man. The amount of creative independence that made that flick good is missing from everything that came after. There's a lot of action and things exploding, but they amount to dull movies.

Seriously?! I understand if you don't like Marvel movies, but that is just trolling. You coulda picked like Spider-man 2 or something... but the first Iron man? wtf? It was pretty good, granted, but better than Iron man 3 and the Avengers, and the newest Xmen movie? ... Please....


Gotta be trolling, since most people know Iron Man was the first movie that Marvel Studios produced, and it paved the way for them to build the Avengers franchise
 
2014-06-08 03:01:28 PM

skepticultist: rocky_howard: Subby's headline:

Marvel selects Peyton Reed to direct Ant Man. Reed's superhero credits include Yes Man, The Break-Up, Mr. Show, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Bring It On

Let's see:

Yes Man: Jim Carrey who played Riddler, Bradley Cooper who's playing Rocket Raccoon and TERENCE farkING STAMP who played ZOD.

The Break-Up: Jon Favreau who directed, uh, two Iron-Man movies and single-handedly kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Bring It On: Kirsten Dunst who played Mary Jane Watson in the Raimi Spider-Man movies.

So yeah, I'd say he has experience with superhero movie credits ;)

And, of course, the Upright Citizen's Brigade.  They are borderline superheroes at least, right?  I mean one of them is a cyborg.


He was not a cyborg.
 
2014-06-08 03:03:37 PM
I don't know why the US government in marvel comics keeps having cool spy technologies running around and isn't seemingly interested in confiscating, cloning or controlling them.  Ant-men would probably be in China right now messing with their cyberops if the US had a say in it.
 
2014-06-08 03:13:49 PM

Gergesa: I don't know why the US government in marvel comics keeps having cool spy technologies running around and isn't seemingly interested in confiscating, cloning or controlling them.  Ant-men would probably be in China right now messing with their cyberops if the US had a say in it.


That's not a bad idea for Ant Man; he could be the Stainless Steel Rat of the MCU, nibbling at the fringes of SHIELD and other government organizations, in it not for glory or due to belief, but for money and adventure...mostly money
 
2014-06-08 03:32:48 PM

MattyFridays: Hey, remember when the Internet said Quicksilver looked so douchey and was going to ruin X-Men Days of Future Past?

Yeah, about that....


Yeah, I was one of those jerks - glad at how wrong I was.

I also must've forgotten how many superhero films Kenneth Branagh directed before Thor, or Jon Favreau before Iron Man, The Russos before Winter Soldier, and so on....

I think we've learned to take a "wait and see" approach at this point.

/still remember how I was actually excited for "Man Of Steel"...
 
2014-06-08 03:34:37 PM

Truncks1: moothemagiccow: The Marvel flicks have been largely mediocre since Iron Man. The amount of creative independence that made that flick good is missing from everything that came after. There's a lot of action and things exploding, but they amount to dull movies.

Seriously?! I understand if you don't like Marvel movies, but that is just trolling. You coulda picked like Spider-man 2 or something... but the first Iron man? wtf? It was pretty good, granted, but better than Iron man 3 and the Avengers, and the newest Xmen movie? ... Please....


Iron Man 3 kind of sucked. Iron Man 2 was really awesome though, and the Avengers was decent. I also didn't really care for the new Thor movie, the first one was kind of funny, but I couldn't really get into the second one. Also the Incredible Hulk movie was forgettable at best. I haven't seen the new Captain America yet.
 
2014-06-08 03:54:04 PM

Gaambit: MattyFridays: Hey, remember when the Internet said Quicksilver looked so douchey and was going to ruin X-Men Days of Future Past?

Yeah, about that....

Yeah, I was one of those jerks - glad at how wrong I was.

I also must've forgotten how many superhero films Kenneth Branagh directed before Thor, or Jon Favreau before Iron Man, The Russos before Winter Soldier, and so on....

I think we've learned to take a "wait and see" approach at this point.

/still remember how I was actually excited for "Man Of Steel"...


The 'internet' at this point is just upset that their golden boy that has never made a hit film couldn't get a script worked out in eight years to satisfy a company that was going to put 150 million into a project.  Despite Marvel having a perfect track record and Wright having only made movies that are popular on dvd, they are horrible businessmen that don't know what they're doing.
 
2014-06-08 04:15:44 PM
I don't see anything wrong with playing ant-man for some laughs.
 
2014-06-08 04:33:39 PM
Nefarious:

Here is the new plot synopsis

Plot: Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael 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


If that synopsis is considered credible: 

IIRC Ant man originally was no stronger than when at normal size.   That could make for an interesting take on the characters abilities.

Scott Lang (the con-man with a heart of gold) and Henry Pym (the scientist supreme) working off of each other?
 I can see why they might not have room to include Ultron into the plot.  (or might they?)

Michael Douglas as Henry Pym.  Along with the trend of having well know and matured actors playing significant roles in their movies;  this is an interesting take to not have Pym be a contemporary of (similar age to) Tony Stark.

Having Pym mentor Lang could work well in a "Batman Beyond" kind of sense.  And having this be a story based on the stealth and wits of the character sounds in tune with the idea of a solo Ant Man based story.

Now if they can get CZJ in as Pyms wife...
 
2014-06-08 04:45:26 PM

tjsands1118: Truncks1: moothemagiccow: The Marvel flicks have been largely mediocre since Iron Man. The amount of creative independence that made that flick good is missing from everything that came after. There's a lot of action and things exploding, but they amount to dull movies.

Seriously?! I understand if you don't like Marvel movies, but that is just trolling. You coulda picked like Spider-man 2 or something... but the first Iron man? wtf? It was pretty good, granted, but better than Iron man 3 and the Avengers, and the newest Xmen movie? ... Please....

Iron Man 3 kind of sucked. Iron Man 2 was really awesome though, and the Avengers was decent. I also didn't really care for the new Thor movie, the first one was kind of funny, but I couldn't really get into the second one. Also the Incredible Hulk movie was forgettable at best. I haven't seen the new Captain America yet.


I think IM3 was better than IM2, and I liked Thor 2 more than Thor 1.  Everyone seems to have their own pecking order amongst the MCU movies.
 
2014-06-08 04:55:41 PM

Seequinn: Now if they can get CZJ in as Pyms wife...


Only Rudd and Douglas have character credits on IMDB at the moment.  Evangeline Lily is cast as someone but the public doesn't know who yet.
 
2014-06-08 05:08:15 PM

MattyFridays: Hey, remember when the Internet said Quicksilver looked so douchey and was going to ruin X-Men Days of Future Past?

Yeah, about that....


Easily the best scene in the movie.
 
2014-06-08 05:22:42 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Everyone seems to have their own pecking order amongst the MCU movies.


My list changes according to my mood but Iron Man 2 always remains at the bottom. Terrible film.
 
2014-06-08 05:23:21 PM
"Im Ant Man, I'm Cute
I'm popular to boot"
 
2014-06-08 05:31:21 PM

Fafai: TuteTibiImperes: Everyone seems to have their own pecking order amongst the MCU movies.

My list changes according to my mood but Iron Man 2 always remains at the bottom. Terrible film.


I'm usually the same way, and even the folks who made it admit that they kind of botched it.
 
2014-06-08 05:54:59 PM

Critch: Gaambit: MattyFridays: Hey, remember when the Internet said Quicksilver looked so douchey and was going to ruin X-Men Days of Future Past?

Yeah, about that....

Yeah, I was one of those jerks - glad at how wrong I was.

I also must've forgotten how many superhero films Kenneth Branagh directed before Thor, or Jon Favreau before Iron Man, The Russos before Winter Soldier, and so on....

I think we've learned to take a "wait and see" approach at this point.

/still remember how I was actually excited for "Man Of Steel"...

The 'internet' at this point is just upset that their golden boy that has never made a hit film couldn't get a script worked out in eight years to satisfy a company that was going to put 150 million into a project.  Despite Marvel having a perfect track record and Wright having only made movies that are popular on dvd, they are horrible businessmen that don't know what they're doing.


Ain't that the truth? I'm still annoyed Michael Cera wast cast as Scott Pilgrim. That movie could have been a hit with just about anybody else...
 
2014-06-08 06:01:35 PM

skepticultist: And, of course, the Upright Citizen's Brigade. They are borderline superheroes at least, right? I mean one of them is a cyborg.


Shoving $30 worth of pennies a day for 11 years up your ass is sort of a super-power.
 
2014-06-08 06:18:13 PM

Brainsick: Truncks1: moothemagiccow: The Marvel flicks have been largely mediocre since Iron Man. The amount of creative independence that made that flick good is missing from everything that came after. There's a lot of action and things exploding, but they amount to dull movies.

Seriously?! I understand if you don't like Marvel movies, but that is just trolling. You coulda picked like Spider-man 2 or something... but the first Iron man? wtf? It was pretty good, granted, but better than Iron man 3 and the Avengers, and the newest Xmen movie? ... Please....

Gotta be trolling, since most people know Iron Man was the first movie that Marvel Studios produced, and it paved the way for them to build the Avengers franchise


Moo hates

upload.wikimedia.org

So he's either a troll or he just has terrible taste in movies.
 
2014-06-08 06:21:24 PM
Yep, needs more
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Janet Van Dyne is the best Avenger. Ant-Man is a wuss by comparison, no matter which alter ego is in the ant suit.

Out of all the many, many great female Marvel heroes that should have had a movie by now, she's my number one want.

Forget Black Widow's wrist-tazer gizmos, the Wasp can set off some electric-chair style voltage in your inner ear. If that's not enough to take you down, she shrugs, grows to Pacific Rim jaeger size, and tees off with a wind turbine tower. You are the golf ball.
 
2014-06-08 06:32:01 PM
If subby wants to bash someone's artistic cred, I suggest he start by doing something other than simply rehashing a lazy headline from last night's thread on the same subject.
 
2014-06-08 06:59:41 PM

tjsands1118: I haven't seen the new Captain America yet.


I know it's sacrilege to say this (since the original Ironman movie really made this who Marvel thing possible) but Winter Soldier is easily my favorite of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   You should definitely see this in the theatres if it's still playing where you are...
 
2014-06-08 07:11:58 PM

North_Central_Positronics: I know it's sacrilege to say this (since the original Ironman movie really made this who Marvel thing possible) but Winter Soldier is easily my favorite of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   You should definitely see this in the theatres if it's still playing where you are...


It's a really good political techno thriller that just happens to have super heroes in it.

Which is why it's so darn good.
 
2014-06-08 07:17:21 PM

MattyFridays: Hey, remember when the Internet said Quicksilver looked so douchey and was going to ruin X-Men Days of Future Past?

Yeah, about that....


Quicksilver WAS douchey and has about as much in common with the comic character as the Vinnie Jones version of Juggernaut in X-Men 3. He could have been replaced with Azazel and it would have changed nothing plot wise.
 
2014-06-08 07:22:02 PM
Atom > Antman
 
2014-06-08 07:26:02 PM

Sweet Chin Music: MattyFridays: Hey, remember when the Internet said Quicksilver looked so douchey and was going to ruin X-Men Days of Future Past?

Yeah, about that....

Quicksilver WAS douchey and has about as much in common with the comic character as the Vinnie Jones version of Juggernaut in X-Men 3. He could have been replaced with Azazel and it would have changed nothing plot wise.


It's my belief that Fox got the snarky, douchey Quicksilver, and Marvel is getting the angry, angsty Quicksilver.   Both are part of his personality in the comics.
 
2014-06-08 08:13:02 PM

North_Central_Positronics: tjsands1118: I haven't seen the new Captain America yet.

I know it's sacrilege to say this (since the original Ironman movie really made this who Marvel thing possible) but Winter Soldier is easily my favorite of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   You should definitely see this in the theatres if it's still playing where you are...


How is it sacrilege?  Lost of people loved Cap 2.
 
2014-06-08 08:17:06 PM

moothemagiccow: The Marvel flicks have been largely mediocre since Iron Man. The amount of creative independence that made that flick good is missing from everything that came after. There's a lot of action and things exploding, but they amount to dull movies.


They're the Nickleback of movies.
 
2014-06-08 08:54:31 PM

Brainsick: Gergesa: I don't know why the US government in marvel comics keeps having cool spy technologies running around and isn't seemingly interested in confiscating, cloning or controlling them.  Ant-men would probably be in China right now messing with their cyberops if the US had a say in it.

That's not a bad idea for Ant Man; he could be the Stainless Steel Rat of the MCU, nibbling at the fringes of SHIELD and other government organizations, in it not for glory or due to belief, but for money and adventure...mostly money


What SHIELD?


Right now there is no such agency in the Movies or Television show
 
2014-06-08 08:57:56 PM

loonatic112358: Right now there is no such agency in the Movies or Television show


Untrue, there is a SHIELD but it's currently very very small and unsanctioned.  After all Fury gave Coulson the task of re-building the agency.
 
2014-06-08 09:00:07 PM

North_Central_Positronics: tjsands1118: I haven't seen the new Captain America yet.

I know it's sacrilege to say this (since the original Ironman movie really made this who Marvel thing possible) but Winter Soldier is easily my favorite of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   You should definitely see this in the theatres if it's still playing where you are...



I'd actually compare Cap 2, favorably, to The Empire Strikes Back in terms of quality and downer ending.
 
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