SDCC 2012: Ant-Man Movie In The Works; Footage Revealed

The San Diego Comic-Con Iron Man 3 Panel saw the official announcement of an Ant-Man movie currently being worked on as well as some footage shown off.

Currently, writers Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright are working on the script.

While Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World and the Guardians of the Galaxy movie all have been given release dates, nothing for Ant-Man has been stated.

But we go get an official logo, just as we have with the previous mentioned new Marvel movies.

Regarding the footage, here is a description from the Marvel Live Feed, Via io9:

And Wright showed us some test footage he shot featuring Ant-Man! And despite some rough spots, including bluescreen and unfinished effects, it was absolutely clear that Ant-Man can look badass and tough, rather than just being a joke character.

Basically it’s a scene where two figures in sunglasses are guarding an elevator door — and Ant-Man comes out of a ventilator grill, at tiny size. He runs up the hallway at small scale, and then suddenly becomes fullsize in front of the guards. They pull out their guns — but Ant-Man’s already tiny again, and he’s running along the guard’s gun. He jumps and punches the guard in the face, using all his actual weight to knock the guy out. Then he grows big again and flips the other guard over and throws him into a window. The rapid shapechanging and ultra-violence makes him look just fantastically tough.

Oh, and the costume looks pretty stylish, with the classic ant-mandible mask, but also a darker suit. Not so much red, more like something that could fit in on the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier. Wright says he wanted the costume to “mix the silver age and the contemporary look of the character.”



SDCC 2012: Iron Man 3 Panel – Follow Along Live


Follow along live below as Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige present the Iron Man 3 panel.

We have been hearing rumors about Ant-Man, Thor 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy movies.

Now, let’s make them a reality!

In addition, Marvel released a first look at new armor from Iron Man 3.

The panel begins at 6pm PDT/9pm ET.


SDCC 2012: Guardians of the Galaxy Movie TBA; Thor 2 Title and Footage At Iron Man 3 Panel


The Iron Man 3 Panel at the San Diego Comic Con just might be the most anticipated panel of the weekend.

We’ve already seen the new Iron Man 3 armor, as well as news that the Edgar Wright Ant-Man movie might be announced with footage.

Now, not only do we get a second verification of Ant-Man — but Thor 2 as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Seems the official title for Thor 2 will be revealed as IGN is “hearing” that the title is “Thor: The Darkest World.” They also state the film’s first footage will be revealed as well.

Not only that, but they corroborate the previous mention of the Ant-Man movie and also state a Guardians of the Galaxy movie is forthcoming at the panel.

Stay tuned, the panel is in a few.

Panel info:
Saturday July 14
Marvel Studios: Iron Man 3
Producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Pacific
Hall H

Thor 2 hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Thor movie hub for images, news and more.


Ant-Man Movie To Be Announced At Iron Man 3 Panel With Kevin Feige


At today’s San Diego Comic Con a special screening was held of The Avengers Blu-Ray video extra — Item 47.

Afterwords included a quick Q&A session.

BleedingCool was there and reports that a young fan asked if either the Wasp or Ant-Man would be introduced in The Avengers 2.

Anthony Breznican, a writer for, was there moderating the panel and told the youngster he would definitely want to be at Marvel’s panel tomorrow.

While from the sounds of it, Breznican didn’t exactly state that the announcement will be made, Breznican made it a point of telling the young fan twice to attend the panel.

So it looks as if at tomorrow’s Iron Man 3 panel, Ant-Man will be announced, and Bleeding Cool notes Edgar Wright could be in attendance and possibly show off his test footage.

I’m hoping for Guardians of the Galaxy, too.

Panel info:

Saturday July 14

Marvel Studios: Iron Man 3
Producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Pacific
Hall H

Will Nathan Fillion Play Star-Lord? With Joss Whedon Directing Guardians of the Galaxy Movie?!


Nathan Fillion has been the long time choice among fans to play Ant-Man.

And with a possible Ant-Man movie on the horizon, we get word from the actor currently starring in ABC’s Castle about playing the tiny role.

At the recent HeroComplex Film Festival a screening of Serenity was held, which was directed by The Avengers helmer Joss Whedon, and Fillion was asked about playing Ant-Man (Via FirstShowing).

Someone asked if he wants to play Ant-Man in Edgar Wright’s upcoming Marvel film, and he shrugged and said, “did you ever just love Ant-Man? Not me.”

Now I Can’t say I disagree with Fillion’s feelings about Ant-Man, but Fillion also stated he’s not interested in anything with a Wonder Woman movie, but would be with a film adaptation of the popular Uncharted video game.

However, in keeping with Marvel Studios, Nathan Fillion would be the obvious choice to play Star-Lord, Peter Quill, in the Guardians of the Galaxy Movie as Star-Lord is Marvel’s Han Solo — a similar character Fillion played in Whedon’s Firefly (which Serenity spun off).

Going one step further, Joss Whedon said he is unsure if he wants to direct The Avengers sequel; however, seeing how Whedon included Thanos in the post-credit scene, which the Mad Titan is said to be next seen in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie — how about a Joss Whedon directed Guardians of the Galaxy movie? In addition, Whedon said he is a big fan of the Marvel Cosmic stories with Thanos and Adam Warlock.

While just speculation on my part, having the director of the most popular movie off all time on a relative unknown like Guardians of the Galaxy might help just a tad bit. Don’t you think? Of course re-united with Fillion isn’t too bad, either. Adam Baldwin as Drax, anyone?

Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy movie


Jonathan Hickman Says Its Going To Be Exciting For Marvel Cosmic Fans This Year

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:745:]]While many Marvel Cosmic fans may be feeling currently a bit slighted as their favorite books and characters have seemingly taken a back seat as of late, there are at least two cosmic titles at Marvel that are definitely worth a read.

FF and Fantastic Four are currently written by Jonathan Hickman, and the two books are heavily cosmic oriented.

Just this past week saw Galactus take on four — that’s four — Celestials. In addition, Johnny Storm recently returned from the Negative Zone with a young Annihilus in tow, Ronan of the Kree has been butting heads with Black Bolt and his Inhumans, and the Kree Supremor has returned as well.

Of course, while they don’t feature the cosmic greats that fans have come to know and love from the previous regime, with Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (now how damn good was Thanos Imperative?!), Hickman does hint at things to come.

Speaking with CBR, Hickman is asked if his Fantastic Four will feature any more of the Kree, notably the Protector and Captain Marvel, as they will be appearing in Rick Remender’s Secret Avengers.

Well, I’m a big fan of all the Cosmic Marvel stuff. I think there’s a lot there that is worth mining and reintroducing or revisiting. And I think people that are fans of the Cosmic line of stuff are going to be really, really happy with where we’re heading — not just with the FF but in the broader Marvel U plans that I’m included in. It’s going to be very exciting for fans of all things Kree, all things Shi’ar and all things cosmic in the next year.

Speaking of cosmic, Marvel EIC Axel Alonso again mentions Nova, and how excited he is for the character.

A large part of the reason I’m so excited about Nova and Ant-Man in 2012 is the creators involved.


Marvel Announces Greg Pak on Doctor Strange Season One

Three new Marvel Comics Season One titles have been announced including Ant-Man: Season One by Tom DeFalco and Horacio Domingues, on-sale in July 2012, and  Hulk: Season One by Fred Van Lente and Tom Fowler, on-sale in August 2012.

While I really haven’t been looking forward to any of the previously announced stand alone “modern retellings,” the above two as well as the following Season One title does hold my interest!


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The first issue of this book was fairly good. I was skeptical when I first heard of it, but Michael Alan Nelson is a very good writer and he overcame my initial suspicion of the book’s theme and premise. This current issue has lost a bit of the intrigue that captured my attention, but has picked up steam in the action department.


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