After their double header of awesome in 2014 Marvel came back in 2015 with Avengers Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, two of their most troubled productions. How do they hold up and show the way for what is to come?
I tell you, there was no superhero movie I was more excited about than Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. Having been developed for years and years, you can imagine what sort of incredible “film that could have been” I had worked up in my head. And once he had left under circumstances that seemed fairly damning on […]
After a painfully long production process, Marvel’s smallest big-screen hero has finally arrived, and according to studio estimates (which could see some adjustment by Monday morning) Ant-Man is looking at about a $58 million domestic haul. For what it’s worth, that’s the second lowest debut for a Marvel Studios picture, just shy of 2008’s The […]
After yesterday’s Valiant and Daredevil news items and today’s Eisner nominations, you’d think we could shut the door down on news for a while. But, surprise surprise, there’s still a few other items of note, here’s the rundown: – Joss Whedon, while on the press circuit for next week’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, held court […]
It is popular now to say that Guardians of the Galaxy was a risky movie and everyone thought it would suck until it turned out to be the biggest movie of the year but…from the first time they showed the footage at San Diego, it looked like EXACTLY what it was. A big SF actioner with heart, a quirky sensibility and actual humor. It was still risky because no one know who Starlord was, but the movie always looked like a fun ride.
§ So X-Men: Days of Future Past lived up to predictions and crushed at the box office, making $111 over the holiday weekend, making it the fifth largest Memorial day opening, and surging to $302 million worldwide. (I should note that the $111 was below this optimistic Variety report’s $120 mil. Does that make it […]
WHOOPS here’s the bad news to get you off on the weekend — Edgar Wright has left Ant-Man the film he’s been working on for…like…EIGHT YEARS. Marvel released a short statement and Latino Review had a short mysterious addendum
Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on ANT-MAN due to differences in their vision of the film,” a statement read. “The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.