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Interview: Edgar Wright Talks 'The World's End,' Completing The Cornetto Trilogy, 'Ant-Man' & Much More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 21, 2013 1:44 PM
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All good things must come to an end, and this weekend, the "Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy" finally melts with the debut of apocalyptic robo-comedy "The World's End." Beginning with 2004's romantic zombie comedy "Shaun of the Dead" and continuing with 2007's buddy comedy send-up "Hot Fuzz," the loose trilogy and the films within are wild, visually stunning homages to very specific genres, all of them directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. (Pegg also co-wrote all three.) Wright, Pegg and Frost all return for "The World's End," which dramatizes what happens when several childhood friends return to their hometown to find things are different. Like really different (minor plot spoilers ahead).

No Loki For 'Avengers 2,' Joss Whedon Teases More Details, While Edgar Wright Says Ultron Was Never Part Of 'Ant-Man'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 5, 2013 5:46 PM
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You know you're dealing with the obsessive, knotty world of comic book movies when merely announcing the title of a movie can send a legion of dedicated super-fans into a speculative frenzy. This was the case when Marvel unveiled the subtitle for their highly anticipated sequel to last year's "The Avengers," titled "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." (For those without a basement full of long boxes, Ultron was a robot menace that turned out to be one of the team's deadliest foes.) While the movie isn't going to be released until the summer of 2015, details have started to emerge about what to expect from the sequel, with handsome dandy Tom Hiddleston confirming that his fanciful Loki will not be the villain for a second (third, if you count "Thor") time, Edgar Wright clarifying the film's connection to his own "Ant-Man" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" writer/director Joss Whedon offering further tidbits (including stuff about Thanos and The Vision).

Marvel Wants To Meet Vin Diesel For Some Reason & Armie Hammer Is Not Ant-Man

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2013 10:40 PM
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It seems rumors are flying fast and furious this week for nerd franchises, so let's get a handle on them, and kick off with one that is actually legit, followed by a couple others that are sort of ridiculous...

Marvel Phase 3 Updates: 'Inhumans' A Possibility, Joss Whedon Confirms Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch For 'Avengers 2' & Much More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2013 3:56 PM
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It's a good time to be Kevin Feige. The producer is responsible for the output of Marvel Studios, and if the third-biggest-film-in-history success of "The Avengers" wasn't enough, "Iron Man 3" looks like it'll come close to equalling it, having just crossed the billion-dollar mark at the box office, and still on track to take much, much more.

Kevin Feige Says Rocket Raccoon & Groot Will Steal 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'; 'Ant-Man' Needs A Rewrite

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2013 1:39 PM
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Like a leaky nerd faucet, Marvel keeps the information flowing, albeit in servings that would strain to be called child's size. And yet, here we are, because the Marvel-verse is one of the most interesting gambles in recent memory at the movies that is only growing bigger and more successful with each passing year (leading up to a whopper of a 2015 for Disney). But before we get ahead of ourselves and talk Phase Three, there is still lots to come with Phase Two, starting with "Iron Man 3," which opens tomorrow, and EW sat down with Kevin Feige and grilled him on all things Marvel.

Is 2015 The Year Disney Dominates Hollywood & What Does This Mean For The Competition?

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 2, 2013 11:05 AM
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Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress, an attraction built for the 1964's World's Fair that is still in operation at Florida's Magic Kingdom theme park, is one of the most emblematic for the company – it incorporates an emphasis on family values with a kind of sunny futurism that both Walt Disney the man (who oversaw the original attraction) and Walt Disney the company strove to maintain. Its theme song contains an earworm-y chorus of "It’s a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day." That great big beautiful tomorrow is coming soon; in 2015, Disney will dominate the cinematic marketplace in a way that no other studio has in the history of the medium (at least since people started paying attention to that kind of thing). But what will that mean for everybody else? How greatly will movies in general be affected by Disney's great big beautiful tomorrow?

Watch: Marvel's Full Phase Two Featurette Plus Early Looks At 'Thor 2,' 'Captain America 2,' 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 3, 2013 9:17 AM
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Yesterday saw the release of the long delayed Marvel Phase One box set and along with it plenty of goodies regarding Phase Two of company’s plans for box office dominance. So if you couldn’t make time to pick up the set -- or didn’t feel inclined to pony up the cash -- fear not, as a plethora of concept art, images, and video has surfaced online.

Watch: Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' Test Reel Leaks Online

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2013 11:07 PM
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If you don't know the name Adam Buxton, Edgar Wright sure does. The Brit comedian and actor has appeared in "Shaun Of The Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," as well as "Paul" (unofficially produced by Wright) and "Attack The Block" (directed Joe Cornish, with whom he performs comedy with as Adam and Joe). So, it's safe to say that Wright and Buxton have a pretty damn good friendship, though it looks like their latest effort is likely causing the red phone to ring off the hook at the Marvel legal department.

Kevin Feige Confirms 'Doctor Strange' Part Of Marvel Phase Three, Says Edgar Wright Key To 'Ant-Man'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 26, 2013 4:29 PM
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Marvel's making like a kid loaded with candy, aren't they? Their slate takes them all the way to 2015's double-fisting of "The Avengers 2" on May 1st and "Ant-Man" that November 6th. Speaking to MTV recently, Feige revealed that the Edgar Wright-directed "Ant-Man," which will have been in development for eleven years by the time the film hits the screens, will launch what the company considers "Phase Three."

Marvel Sets 2015 Release Date For Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 12:17 PM
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While ever hopeful geeks crossed their fingers that "Ant-Man" could be shot in time for a 2014 release, possibly with lensing to begin once "Thor 2" wrapped, that won't be the case. But the good news is that the film does have a release date, so let three years of speculation begin.

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