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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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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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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.

Patrick Wilson Exits Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2014 5:54 PM
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Tomorrow, Marvel will light up Hall H when they unveil whatever it is they're going to unveil at San Diego Comic-Con. And next to "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron," the most anticipated info fanboys are waiting for will be regarding "Ant-Man." There are still lots of questions to be answered as the clock keeps ticking toward its release next summer, and today comes news of some cast members dropping out.

Who Are They? Joss Whedon Says 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Features 4 Prominent Female Roles

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2014 5:26 PM
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If there is anybody who has mastered the art of showing everything and nothing at the same time, it's Marvel. Indeed, they are already starting the promo train for next year's "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron," with first look photos and posters galore. And yet, they don't really reveal any big secrets behind the highly anticipated film. So all we can do is speculate, and Joss Whedon has given fans something to think about.

Benedict Cumberbatch Says Dr. Strange Didn’t Pan Out, James Gunn Talks Potential ‘Avengers’/Guardians’ Crossover

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 24, 2014 6:08 PM
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It’s Marvel’s world and the rest of us are just living in it— at least when it comes to Comic-Con. The superhero studio juggernaut hasn't even presented anything yet (not til Saturday), but they’ve dominated the buzz and conversation down at the marketing tradeshow that is San-Diego Comic-Con. Firstly, they announced a sixth release date last night now that “Amazing Spider-Man 4” is no longer slotted for May 2018 (Marvel scooped up the empty date immediately). Then they’re garnering rave reviews for “Guardians of The Galaxy,” and they’re stealing a lot of thunder with just teaser posters for “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” and “Ant-Man.” Suffice it to say if anyone wants to unseat Marvel as the kings of Comic-Con this year, they’re going to have to start working harder.

Review: Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper & Vin Diesel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 24, 2014 4:00 PM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy
Now, they’re all over t-shirts and lunchboxes, but back in 2008 when Marvel Studios were kicking off as their own self-producing entity, their characters weren’t all that well known. Captain America was probably the most familiar (along with the Hulk), but Iron Man and Thor and Nick Fury and co. were, while obviously known and loved by comic fans, pretty unrecognizable to general audiences, who knew more immediately iconic characters like Batman, Superman and Spider-Man, far better. Now, the roster of The Avengers are all household names, but with Spidey, X-Men and the Fantastic Four still under the clutches of other studios, and contracts on the original actors running out, Marvel are being forced to turn to some of their more obscure properties.

Comic-Con Poster For Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Unveiled, Kevin Feige Says Some Of Edgar Wright's Visuals Will Still Be Used

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 9:00 AM
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As fanboys, comic book lovers and more descend upon San Diego for the start of Comic-Con today, it means a crushing rollout of teases, glimpses and hints of upcoming projects big and small. And certainly one of the most buzzed is Marvel's "Ant-Man" which finds the studio in a rare position of being on the back foot after the sudden departure of Edgar Wright. But fans shouldn't worry too much as apparently some of the visual sequences he dreamed up may be seen in new director Peyton Reed's movie.

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