Matt Gerald Lands Villainous ‘Ant-Man’ Role; Kenneth Choi In Court For ‘The Whole Truth’

By | Friday April 4, 2014 @ 6:47pm PDT

Matt GeraldMatt Gerald has joined the cast of Marvel’s Ant-Man for director Edgar Wright. Paul Rudd stars at the titular superhero, alongside Patrick Wilson, Michael Douglas and Michael Pena. Gerald will play one of the bad guys. He recently … Read More »

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Patrick Wilson To Join Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

By | Thursday February 27, 2014 @ 12:31pm PST
Mike Fleming

patrickwilsonEXCLUSIVE: Patrick Wilson will join the cast of the Edgar Wright-directed Ant-Man for Marvel Studios, I hear. The film stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas and Michael Pena. Not sure what role Wilson will play at this point. … Read More »

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The History Of Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man:’ Troubled Wife Beater, Creator Of Avengers And Ultron; Maybe Marvel Is On To Something?

Mike Fleming

antmEven though Comic-Con god Edgar Wright is directing, and Paul Rudd set as Scott Lang and Michael Douglas playing Hank Pym, Marvel StudiosAnt-Man movie still has me wondering if a guy capable of shrinking and … Read More »

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Superhero Shuffle: ‘Ant-Man’ Jumps On Old ‘Batman-Superman’ Date

By | Thursday January 23, 2014 @ 2:51pm PST

Ant-ManMarvel’s Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd has moved up its release date two weeks to July 17, 2015, Disney said today. That’s the date just vacated by Warner Bros’ Superman Vs. Batman movie (it has moved back 10 months to … Read More »

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Michael Douglas Joins Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

By | Monday January 13, 2014 @ 12:31pm PST

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas has become the second major casting for Ant-Man, the Disney/Marvel movie that stars Paul Rudd. Douglas, fresh off his Golden Globes win last night for Behind The Candelabra, will play Hank … Read More »

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Deadline’s Best Film Stories Of The Week

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Ant-Man Paul RuddIs ‘Anchorman’s Paul Rudd Superhero Material? ‘Ant-Man’ In The Offing
By Mike Fleming Jr. – The long-rumored crowning of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man is finally happening. He is Marvel’s choice to star as the title character in the Edgar Wright-directed film.

Warner Bros Sets ‘Gilligan’s Island’ As Star Feature Vehicle For Josh Gad
By Mike Fleming Jr.EXCLUSIVE: Remember Gilligan’s Island, the venerable 1960s TV series about seven castaways who wind up stranded on a tropical island after a torrential storm shipwrecks their yacht The S.S. Minnow? Warner Bros is charting a course for a feature film based on the series.

OSCARS: Nine Films On Foreign Language Shortlist; ‘The Past’, ‘Wadjda’ Miss Cut
By Nancy Tartaglione – Last weekend, I profiled 15 films that had a lot of heat ahead of the Foreign Language Oscar shortlist unveiling today. Of those 15 (plus a handful of wildcards), seven have ended up among the Academy’s nine selections that will move on to the second round of voting.

anchorman-2__131123195832-275x187BOX OFFICE: Paramount Stretching Estimates As ‘Hobbit’ No. 1, ‘Anchorman 2,’ Lead
By Anita Busch – Gotta take Paramount Pictures to task with their inflated estimates for the five-day estimated gross for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. There’s not a distributor in town who agrees that the five-day number will hit $40M. Read More »

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Marvel Finally Confirms Paul Rudd As ‘Ant-Man’

By | Thursday December 19, 2013 @ 6:58pm PST

paul-rudd1Marvel is notoriously tight-lipped about its movies, so even after we told you yesterday that Paul Rudd has been tapped to play Ant-Man, it took the company until just now to admit the casting is true. Said … Read More »

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Is ‘Anchorman’s Paul Rudd Superhero Material? ‘Ant-Man’ In The Offing

By | Wednesday December 18, 2013 @ 6:52pm PST
Mike Fleming

antThe long-rumored crowning of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man is finally happening. He is Marvel‘s choice to star as the title character in the Edgar Wright-directed film. Rudd has proven himself adept at light drama and he is exceptionally good at  comedy, but I never really thought of him as superhero material. Wright, who wrote the Ant-Man script with Joe Cornish, showed at Comic-Con two years ago a demonstration of the technology developed that displayed a speck-sized Ant-Man running down the barrel of a gun and then re-emerging in actual size to put a hurting on a bad guy. It was pruddpretty cool stuff, but Wright put the whole thing down to make The World’s End first. He did that mainly because the film’s producer, Working Title’s Eric Fellner, was diagnosed with cancer. Wright — who felt that Shaun Of The Dead — the first leg of what would become the Cornetto trilogy wouldn’t have gotten made if it wasn’t for Fellner — never would have forgiven himself if he didn’t make the third film in the series quickly, just in case the producer’s condition worsened. Marvel relented, and Kevin Feige agreed to wait. Fellner got his movie and, more important, a clean bill of health.

Related: Disney Moves Up ‘Ant-Man’ Release To Summer 2015
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Disney Moves Up ‘Ant-Man’ Release To Summer 2015

By | Monday September 9, 2013 @ 4:19pm PDT

Marvel StudiosAnt-Man feature had been set for November 6, 2015, but now Disney will release the pic on July 31, 2015. Edgar Wright is directing and he co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish.

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Disney’s Marvel Movie Moves: ‘Iron Man 3′, ‘Thor 2′ Going 3D, ‘Ant-Man’ Dated For 2015

By | Monday October 15, 2012 @ 9:28am PDT

Disney announced a slew of tweaks to it film slate today, announcing that Marvel‘s Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World will now be released in 3D, and the comics studio’s Ant-Man will be released November 6, 2015. In addition, two more Marvel titles have official names: The Captain America sequel is titled Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and as expected the untitled August 2014 Marvel pic is Guardians Of The Galaxy. All wide release dates of the Marvel pics remain unchanged, but to refresh: Iron Man 3 is due May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, and Guardians Of The Galaxy on August 1, 2014. Read More »

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Comic-Con: Marvel Sets Dates For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, ‘Captain America’ And ‘Thor’ Sequels

Mike Fleming

Marvel Studios is keeping busy. Marvel’s Kevin Feige confirmed August 1, 2014 as the release date for the next super-hero ensemble Guardians Of The Galaxy. Edgar Wright said he and Joe Cornish have written Ant-Man and … Read More »

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