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Peyton Reed Updates Ant-Man and the Wasp & Evangeline Lilly

Marvel recently released the new Paul Rudd Ant-Man clip for Captain America: Civil War, (watch below) and now while attending the Red Carpet World Premiere, director Peyton Reed offers an update on the Ant-Man and the Wasp movie, particularly in regards to Evangeline Lilly.

“Evangeline is an amazing actress. The first movie was really about her coming into her own as a hero, even though we didn’t see her suit up yet. So we’re so excited about now being able to show her fully formed and what she is as a superhero. Her power set, how she fights, and what are the injustices that matter to her that she wants to right. That’s part of the really fun thing of the next movie.”

“It just didn’t make sense for Wasp [to be in Civil War] because there’s so many characters in this movie, and you really want to see her become a hero and really spend time with her. She’s a complicated character and a rich character. We’re really, really having fun writing that.”

“The challenge in Ant-Man and the Wasp is just topping everything that comes before. But that’s a challenge I think with every Marvel movie, with every hero movie. You don’t want the audience to get bored and feel like, oh man, I saw that in the last movie. You always got to give them something different.”

“We’re just getting started. We’re working on it for a little while. Coming up with some ideas … It’s creatively fulfilling, and challenging, and daunting, and exciting, more than anything.”

(via EW)

Ant-Man and the Wasp has a July 6, 2018 release date.

Paul Rudd Ant-Man Captain America: Civil War Clip:

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Wasp Almost Made It Into Captain America: Civil War

Wasp almost made into Captain America: Civil War.

The writers on Civil War, Christopher Markus and Marcus McFeely, filled in the Collider that if Wasp had made it into the Ant-Man movie, Wasp would have been in Captain America 3. 

CHRISTOPHER MARKUS: You know, almost everybody made it in. There was a period where we talked about bringing Wasp in. There was actually a draft Wasp was in because she was so almost on the edge of being in Ant-Man, but then you’re taking something awesome out of the Ant-Man team’s quiver if it’s like, “Well, we’re doing her!” Plus she had a similar skill set, so it’s like “Well, maybe we just isolate it to Scott.

MARCUS MCFEELY: When you see the movie, you see that Scott is his own comic relief so it would change that a little bit. They would be this pair. Everybody else we would talk about them and then they’d go away, but we got most everybody back.

Nine months ago also saw Kevin Feige address why they didn’t use Wasp in Captain America: Civil War.

She was included in early versions of [Captain America: Civil War] but there are so many characters in Civil War that we didn’t want to do her a disservice, like she flies in, ‘I’ve got the costume now’, and she flies out.

With Ant-Man, and I’m not saying thats what Ant-Man does in the movie, but we already know him, we’ve already seen him. We haven’t seen her as Wasp and we don’t want to rob the opportunity of seeing her in the outfit for at least almost the first time, and seeing her dynamic with Scott in a way it could play out, so we’re saving it. But its going to be in Phase three for sure.”

While Wasp didn’t make it into Captain America: Civil War, Evangeline Lilly will suit up with Paul Rudd in the sequel to Ant-Man, aptly titled Ant-Man & Wasp, which hits July 6, 2018. It’s also possible we could see Wasp in Avengers: Infinity War prior to that on May 4, 2018.

“Captain America: Civil War” has  a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.

Synopsis:

Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

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Civil War II & Wasp Coming To FCBD

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Marvel has announced this May’s FCBD will feature Civil War II and an All-New Wasp back-up story.

The “Beware My Sting” teaser previously released is confirmed to be for the new Wasp as well.

Info:

Marvel is proud to officially peel back the curtain on just one of our can’t miss offerings for Free Comic Book Day 2016! The biggest story of the year comes to your local comic shop in FCBD CIVIL WAR II #1, and fans can get their very first taste of the ensuing war this May! Before hero stands against hero, Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Cheung bring you a snapshot of the conflict that will split the Marvel Universe in two!

But that’s not all! Beware the sting of the All-New Wasp! FCBD CIVIL WAR II #1 will also feature a special second story from ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS writer Mark Waid and legendary artist Alan Davis. Be there as this mysterious new character makes their big debut! Are they friend or foe? How will their coming impact on the lives of the All-New, All-Different Avengers? The answers may surprise you, True Believer!

“Free Comic Book Day this year is the perfect chance to dive headlong into the Marvel Universe,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Not only will you get a lead in to the escalating conflict of Civil War II, but you’ll also be introduced to a big new character with the All-New Wasp. Oh, and did we mention this is just one of our Free Comic Book Day offerings? Make sure you support your local retailers and head to a comic shop that weekend to get your hands on these!”

This May, the powder keg of Civil War II ignites and the All-New Wasp rockets into the Marvel Universe. No fan can afford to miss out on Free Comic Book Day – May 7 at participating comic shops nationwide!

FCBD CIVIL WAR II (JAN160009)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & MARK WAID
Art by JIM CHEUNG & ALAN DAVIS
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Coming Free Comic Book Day!

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Marvel Comics Teaser: Beware My Sting

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Following Tuesday’s “Dead No More” teaser, Marvel Comics has released a “Beware My Sting” teaser image.

It was initially thought the teasers might have something to do with Secret Wars #9; however, the issue has since been released where it appears the teaser images have nothing to do with the issue.

The next guess is Wolverine, as the “Dead No More” font seems to match the font for Wolverine, but “Beware My Sting” doesn’t seem to hint at the berserker raging mutie.

Now it’s assumed the two teasers may be related to Eric O’Grady, Ant-Man, who died in the pages of Secret Avengers back in 2012. Wasp is also featured in All-New Wolverine #5, which might play into things.

(via CBR)

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Ant-Man 2 & Three New Marvel Movies Announced; Release Dates Shifted

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Marvel has announced new movies and updated release dates for their Phase 3 Plans.

Following the success of this Summer’s Ant-Man movie, Marvel has announced Ant-Man and Wasp for a July 6, 2018 release.

Black Panther now gets bumped up and will be released on February 16, 2018, with Captain Marvel getting pushed back to March 8, 2019 (from a previous November 2, 2018 release).

Marvel has also given release dates for three new untitled films: May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and November 6, 2020.

The Marvel release date are as follows to date:

Captain America: Civil War: May 6, 2016

Doctor Strange: Novemeber 4, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: May 5, 2017

Spider-Man (Sony): July 28, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok: November 3, 2017

Black Panther: February 16, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1: May 4, 2018

Ant-Man and Wasp: July 6, 2018

Captain Marvel: March 8, 2019

Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2: May 3, 2019

Inhumans: July 12, 2019

Untitled Marvel movie: May 1, 2020

Untitled Marvel movie: July 10, 2020

Untitled Marvel movie: November 6, 2020

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Ant-Man Original Wasp Concept Art Revealed

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Check out concept art below for the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, as done by artist Andy Park for the Ant-Man movie.

As we known from watching the movie, Janet was seemingly lost in the Quantum Realm (Microverse), but potentially spotted in an Easter Egg.

Evangeline Lilly plays Janet and Hank’s daugher, Hope Van Dyne, and will be a big part of an upcoming Marvel movie as Wasp. Maybe we’ll get to see the original Wasp as well.

Artist Andy Park was also responsible for the cool Guardians of the Galaxy Nebula and Gamora art and the variant cover for The Thanos Quest reprint.

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Evangeline Lilly Scanned For Wasp Costume & Is Writing A Comic

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Evangeline Lilly is currently starring in the Ant-Man movie as Hope Van Dyne, daughter to Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne.

As seen in the Ant-Man post-credit scene, Hank Pym gave Hope the Wasp suit.

Now while participating in a fan Q&A on Facebook, Evangeline Lilly reveals she was scanned for the Wasp costume, but not able to try it on as she is currently about eight months pregnant. 

Lilly also commented that she is writing a comic book next year, though it’s not a super hero character.

It was also previously revealed that Wasp has been cut from Captain America: Civil War, but there are big plans for Wasp in a future Marvel movie.

Check out what Lilly had to say:

Wasp Costume:

Oh! And I was scanned for #TheWasp suit, but then I got pregnant. Let’s hope I fit it again! #ineedtime! [winks]

No. I’ve been too pregnant

Writing a comic:

I am writing one next year. So, I have to keep it a surprise. It’s not a superhero, but she is a very cool heroine.

Fighting Hulk:

I love your ideas and will share them with Marvel! I would love to see Wasp fight The Incredible Hulk. I think she would just roll her eyes at his temper and fly circles around him until he was exasperated. smile emoticon Haha!

Difference between Edgar Wright and Peyton Reed’s Hope:

She became more relatable and a little less like an original, 1960’s comic book character. I LOVED both versions, but the version we settled with fit better in the #marvelverse. I’d still love to do Edgar Wright’s version, too.

On Marvel movies and who she would like to work with:

I haven’t seen them all, but I really liked Winter Soldier for the powerful political commentary and who doesn’t love RDJ as #IronMan?? That said, I would love to work with #MarkRuffalo. I think it would be fun to see the interchange between Paul and my tiny characters and him.

A cut scene:

You wouldn’t know it to watch it, but the dinner scene between #CoreyStoll’s character and mine had me in stitches when we shot it. They cut a lot out.

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Marvel Releases Wasp Suit Official Image

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Marvel has officially released an image of the Wasp suit from the mid-credit scene in Ant-Man (watch here).

While Wasp won’t be appearing in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has promised Wasp and Evangeline Lilly will be a big part of an upcoming Marvel Phase 3 film.

Ant-Man” is currently in theaters directed by Peyton Reed starring Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne and Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket.

Synopsis:

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, 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.

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Wasp Cut From Captain America: Civil War

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It’s learned early drafts of Captain America: Civil War included the Wasp.

Wasp was revealed in the Ant-Man movie, first as Janet Pym in the microverse scene, and then Han Pym gave the Wasp suit to Hope in the mid-credit scene.

While Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige recently revealed Wasp will be a big part of an upcoming movie, it’s learned it won’t be Captain America: Civil War.

“She was included in early versions of [Captain America: Civil War] but there are so many characters in Civil War that we didn’t want to do her a disservice, like she flies in, ‘I’ve got the costume now’, and she flies out,” Feige told SlashFilm.

Feige continues with confirmation Ant-Man will be in Civil War, as well as that Wasp will be featured in Marvel’s Phase 3 plans.

“With Ant-Man, and I’m not saying thats what Ant-Man does in the movie, but we already know him, we’ve already seen him,” Feige offered. “We haven’t seen her as Wasp and we don’t want to rob the opportunity of seeing her in the outfit for at least almost the first time, and seeing her dynamic with Scott in a way it could play out, so we’re saving it. But its going to be in Phase three for sure.”

“Ant-Man” is currently playing in theaters, and “Captain America: Civil War” hits May 6, 2016.

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Wasp, Wonder Man & Sunfire Join Uncanny Avengers; #5 Cover Revealed

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Marvel held a Next Big Thing conference call today with writer Rick Remender and editor Tom Brevoort where it was revealed that new members would be joining the Uncanny Avengers.

Wasp, Wonder Man and Sunfire are new additions as seen on the John Cassaday cover to Uncanny Avengers #5.

The new team will debut in #5 with artist Olivier Coipel coming on board for the issue as Cassaday catches up with the rest of the series.

During the call Remender offered some info on each of the characters (via CBR):

…there will be a natural reason for Sunfire to join, though he will have some “business” with Wolverine. “I don’t think there’s any character I can write that’s as surly as Sunfire…and he’s a classic X-Man. He’s one of the guys Charles Xavier wanted on the squad in ‘Giant-Size’ and #94.”

Wonder Man would be more of a pacifist this time out and will serve as the publicist for the team with his Hollywood experience, and the Wasp will be the heroine who funds the team as these Avengers will live in the Avengers Mansion and take no government funding for their activities. “Beyond that, Wasp has a few interesting things she’ll be doing as well to help the mutants reputation…not all of that will go well.”

There was no mention of the delays surrounding the series.

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Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Kree Empire Clip

Here is a preview clip for the next episode of Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Season 2 Episode 25.

There can’t be too many episodes left as the popular series is being replaced by Avengers Assemble, must to the dissatisfaction of a lot of fans.

This particular clip for Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes sees our Assemblers crash land on the Kree homeworld of Hala.

Description:

The Avengers find themselves in the Kree Empire in this clip from Sunday’s all-new episode of “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!” premiering at 11:30 a.m. ET inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD!

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