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Production Starts On 'Ant-Man,' John Slattery, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer & Rapper T.I. Join Cast

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 18, 2014 1:53 PM
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“LET'S. GET. small.” director Peyton Reed tweeted today. And so Marvel’s “Ant-Man” has finally kicked off production. Despite the bumps in the road —director Edgar Wright leaving the project after creative differences with Marvel— the “Ant-Man”-gate of May 2014 seems to have been all but forgotten once Comic-Con rolled around and fans were wowed with teaser footage.

Marvel Reportedly Moving Ahead With 'The Inhumans,' Project Goes Out To Filmmakers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 12, 2014 3:54 PM
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Inhumans
With Marvel having established a slate of release dates through 2019, now the studio must decide what those movies will be. "The Avengers 3" and "Doctor Strange" seem inevitable, but there's a handful of long developing projects that may yet see the light of day. Will "The Inhumans" be one of them?

Discuss: What Does The Success Of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Mean For Future Marvel Movies?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 4, 2014 1:54 PM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy
Unless you’ve been locked in the Kyln, you probably noticed that “Guardians Of The Galaxy” opened this past weekend. Marvel’s latest extravaganza, a space adventure directed by Troma graduate James Gunn, was seen in advance of its release as the riskiest of the studio’s ten movies: based on a mostly comic known only to "Marvel Zombies"; unfamiliar characters; significantly different in setting and tone to megahit “The Avengers”; a cast comprised of untested B-listers as well as A-listers voicing an animated raccoon and a tree.

Marvel's Kevin Feige Hopes Female Superhero Movie Comes "Sooner Rather Than Later"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2014 4:16 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Last weekend, it wasn't the brawny heroics of Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" that topped the box office, it was the slick action of Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" that audiences overwhelmingly chose instead. The movie opened to a massive $43 million, and it was the best debut the actress has had in her career to date. Clearly, moviegoers don't care about the gender of who's kicking ass, and yet, when it comes to the Marvel-verse—where ScarJo is a utility player as Black Widow—it's still mostly a "bros only" club.

Watch: Revisit Every Marvel Easter Egg In One Video

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2014 9:05 AM
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Iron Man 2
Today, "Guardians Of The Galaxy" rolls into theatres, and it's expected to break the August box office record. Like all Marvel productions, "G.O.T.G." is also expected to include a post-credits stinger connecting the film with the "Marvel Cinematic Universe," while setting the table for the studio's 2015 movies and irritating ushers who just want to finish their shift. But every Marvel film includes many "easter eggs" beloved of eagle-eyed Marvel Zombies: you can try to parse out the various clues hidden within the movies themselves, but in case you're new to the game, MTV has got you covered.

Paul Rudd & Peyton Reed Address Edgar Wright’s Exit; Watch Over 20 Minutes Of ‘Ant-Man Interviews

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 27, 2014 1:23 PM
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The elephant in the room was not largely addressed during Marvel’s Comic-Con “Ant-Man” panel. Onstage, there was little talk of the older iteration of “Ant-Man” that was going to be directed by a filmmaker you might have heard of named Edgar Wright (though there was a guy loyally standing outside of the convention center all day with a sign that said “Edgar Wright was right”). If the “Ant-Man” snafu in May was a PR disaster for the studio, all was forgotten by the Comic-Com faithful once the celebrity glad-handing began and teaser footage unspooled (ahh, those fickle fans, who initially insisted they’d no longer pay to see this film…)

Marvel Announces 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 2' For Summer 2017, Watch Full 'Avengers' Comic-Con Panel

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 26, 2014 9:47 PM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy
Marvel’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego Saturday night wasn’t very substantive—a lot of sizzle, not much steak. The audience there went ape over most of the teaser footage shown. Anyone desperate for news about Marvel mystery release dates, “Doctor Strange” or announcements of any Marvel superheroes newly headed for the big screen walked away empty handed. Chris Pratt and director James Gunn did come out at the very end of the panel to announce “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2.” The movie has been slated for a July 28, 2017 release.

Watch: 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 2 Teaser Reveals New Character, Plus Season 1 Blooper Reel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2014 2:43 PM
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Agents Of 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 2
Comic-Con, as you probably already know, is underway this weekend, and the abundance of teases, treats and hyperbole coming out of San Diego may render it hard to keep up. But what's easy for anyone to grasp is the fact that every other studio at the Con is playing catch-up to Marvel, the undisputed king of teases, treats and hyperbole. The comic company/studio has demonstrated its domination of the multiplex, and is now expanding its increasingly imitated world-building techniques into television. This allows the studio to introduce more characters from the comics into what may yet have to be re-dubbed "the Marvel Cinematic/Televised Universe," and season two of "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." looks to do just that.

All The 'Avengers Assemble' For Battle In Comic-Con Posters For 'Age Of Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2014 12:17 PM
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Avengers: Age of Ultron
With "Guardians Of The Galaxy" set to open next week, Marvel's promo machine is going to start pivoting to their 2015 offerings, "Ant-Man" and "The Avengers: Age Of UItron." And given the expansive cast of the latter, it's no surprise that they've chose to drop two Comic-Con posters, highlight both the heroes and the villains of the tentpole sequel.

James Gunn To Write & Direct 'Guardians Of Galaxy 2,' Also Wants To Do 'Thunderbolts'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2014 8:19 AM
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Until this point, all James Gunn would allow about his future with Marvel was that he was under contract for one more movie. But with strong early reviews for "Guardians Of The Galaxy" (here's ours), and a box office opening already predicted to be around $60 million (with some projections putting the take higher), it's now just a formality of Marvel making it official that Gunn will be back to write and direct the sequel. Accordingly, the folks around Gunn are basically confirming he's got the gig.

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