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ANT-MAN Is Officially On The Marvel Movie Universe Calendar!!

The Kidd here...

Edgar Wright's ANT-MAN is finally happening.

Walt Disney Studios firmly planted their flag in the calender on behalf of Marvel Studios today, announcing that ANT-MAN is now dated for November 6, 2015.

This would mark the second Marvel film hitting theatres that year, with THE AVENGERS 2 set for the beginning of summer on May 1. 

I guess that means ANT-MAN would be the start of Phase Three of the Marvel Movie Universe, opening the door a little bit that the character may make an appearance in THE AVENGERS follow-up as a proper lead-in and introduction to his own solo film.

All that enthusiasm for Wright's take on ANT-MAN has finally paid off. 

 

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

BillyTheKidd@aintitcool.com

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  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Coolcoolcool

    by Crow3711

    The next few years are very exciting!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Big damn ants

    by handlink

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Phase Three?

    by tomandshell

    They are really planning ahead.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Clap hands with joy!!..whoops sorry ant-man!

    by LeonardsBellbottoms

    Marvel cinematic universe gonna be crazy by then!!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Still blown away on how they are handling this

    by Dranem

    Iron Man now seems like it happened forever ago, and 2015 seems really far away. I still wonder how the franchise will hold up in between the Avengers movies and if adding all of these new characters will continue to over-saturate the brand with the general movie going public. I guess looking back though this will all seem like a blink of the eye.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    ..do we get a peek at the Comic-con sizzle reel now?

    by LeonardsBellbottoms

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    So Pahse 2 is...

    by lowman

    Iron Man 3 Captain America 2 Thor 3 Guardians of the Galaxy Avengers 2 Seems like there should be one more movie in there right? Phase 1 had 6 films: Iron Man 1 Iron Man 2 Hulk Captain America Thor Avengers So are they gonna sneak in a Black Panther/ War Machine/ DR. Strange/ Ms. Marvel movie in there before Avengers 2?

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Phase 3? He should have been in phase 1.

    by Ryan B

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Phase IV

    by Gorgomel

    yeah the one about ants.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Should of kept it for......

    by DirtyWookie

    Phase 4..... As in that ant film called Phase 4... About ants and shit!!! True story

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Ok dip shit above me beet me to it!!!

    by DirtyWookie

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Speak for own enthusiasm Kidd

    by Logan_1973

    This retarded character has the potential to kill the legitimacy of everything the MMU has done.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Color me skeptical.

    by BrannigansLaw

    I can't get enthused about this. I'll have to wait and see some story/footage first...

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Be cool if...

    by cockdiesel

    You find out Ant Man was in Avengers 2's story and part of the movie takes place from his perspective of the events.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    This is the equivilant of having a Wonder Twins movie

    by brobdingnag

    Stupid, stupid character.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Hopefully he'll face his greatest foe.

    by Smerdyakov

    The Scarlet Beetle.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    By 2015, no one will give a flying fuck

    by nephilim138

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Benefit of the doubt for now.

    by Bill C.

    There's not enough information to go on yet. Which Ant-Man will this be? How closely tied to the rest of the MFU goings-on will it be? And who else will be involved as a result (specifically thinking of two characters here: Janet Van Dyne, and a little fellow we all know by the name of Ultron)?

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Haha, it's on, here we go again!

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    comments about how this is the character that will kill the Marvel Movie Universe. Just like Thor and Cap A for very different reasons were deemed not good enough for Iron Man's reality. Even Avengers were gonna flop according to some talkbackers. Looking forward to this one. Kevin Bacon is prob too old, but in his Hollow Man shape he would be a nice Hank Pym.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:25 p.m. CST

    I still think the Galaga guy in Avengers is Eric O'Grady.

    by UltimaRex

    Seems like him. And he was cast young too...

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Back Asswards

    by nameitpurple

    So, we're going cosmic for Phase 2, but then potentially moving towards Ultron for Phase 3 / Avengers 3? Now, I love me some indestructible, father-hating robot, but that seems to be wrong in the sense of scope.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Ant Man is a joke, just like that SNL skit with Belushi as the Hulk.

    by kindofabigdeal

    Edgar better do something Wrighteous if he wants us to take this character seriously. Rather see him cast Simon Pegg as Captain Brittain.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Ant-Man is a WIFE-BEATER...

    by expert_40

    ... in the completely fabricated "War on Women," shouted everywhere by almost all of the same kind of people no championing THIS film... ... how do you reconcile your hypocrisy? You want to glorify a "superhero" best know for BEATING HIS WIFE. How is that okay? Seriously, why am I the only person who has a real problem with Ant-Man being a part of this universe and getting his own film? Are we supposed to forget he BEATS HIS WIFE? Creating a film around Ant-Man is beyond the pale.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion and Eliza Dushku for Ant-Man & Wasp

    by cokefrog22

    Done and done.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Ant Man has a beer and beets on his wife?

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    *slowly shuffles away*

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    expert_40

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    It's not a real person. Different writers, different storylines. Retcons, Skrull, Eric o'Grady and whatnot I dont even know if he's still a wife beater? I bet my purple planet eater hat that the Marvel Movie Universe Ant-Man won't even lovingly spank his wife during insex (ha!).

  • Personally, I'd be happy if they just forgot that they ever introduced that whole "wife beating" thing with Pym. It's like the clone thing with Spider-Man: a bad idea that should never have been done in the first place, let alone allowed to extend into the character's history. The movies should be free to just say, "that's not part of this character anymore". As for Ant-Man in general, let's face it: successful characters don't get turned into completely different characters multiple times. If Ant-Man was good enough, there would have been no Giant-Man or Yellowjacket. Wife-beating was just one in a line of desperate moves to try and justify this character's existence, when the character simply never went anywhere. Same goes for the Wasp, really. I know some people really love these characters, but to me they have always been just filler in the Marvel universe. If they do go through with this, which doesn't really seem so smart to me, I think their best bet would be to either never go into Giant-man/Yellowjacket territory, or work in the schizophrenic nature of Pym's super-persona right from the start - i.e., he's not so much "Ant-Man" as a brilliant scientist who's always experimenting with ways to create super-powers. I think any scenario with Ant-Man is a dumb idea, though. Frankly, I'm not even sure that Ultron and the Vision justify bringing in Ant-Man. Just bring in Pym as a scientist and key character, and leave out his consistently mediocre performance as a super-hero - and the wife-beating, while they're at it. It's dumb and pointless.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:49 p.m. CST

    keep tv actors away.

    by Righteous Brother

    I wonder whether we'll ever see a Sub - Mariner movie (my choice The Rock) or Adam Warlock? Or the original Captain MArvel?

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST

    YAY!

    by gridlockd

    A Superhero 'Honey I Shrunk the Kids' with an Edgar Wright sense of humor behind it- this promises to be awesome

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Garrett Morris as Ant-Man!

    by gridlockd

    Obviously.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    They'll probably get that wolfboy from those Twilight movies as Namor.

    by sweeneydave

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    I created a character for Marvel called Ant-Man-Thing.

    by Nice Marmot

    He was a 5 inch tall sentient plant/elemental type creature that frequently yelled 'It's Clobberin' Time!!!" They hung up on me. . .

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Ughhhhh

    by LHombreSiniestro

    I'm gonna be 30 when ANT MAN comes out? kill me now

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Winona Ryder for Wasp!

    by BiggusDickus

    Janet Van Dyne -MILF hieress!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Ant-Man, Phase III ????

    by hhharry

    Wouldn't it be more properly Phase IV?

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Ultron!

    by Righteous Brother

    Bring it!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Awesome hope this allows them to inroduce the Micronauts!

    by Drew

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:18 p.m. CST

    lhombresiniestro, life begins at 30

    by 3D-Man

    Take it from an old guy like me!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Possible that this whole superheroe movie influx

    by Clarence_Boddickers_Optometrist

    Will cause a jump the shark moment? Or backlash? I have a casual knowledge of comics but seems every obscure story or character is being thrown out there in an attempt to capitalize.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST

    I'd prefer to see a black panther movie ....

    by Father

    ...and i know i'm not the only one who feels that way.........

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST

    AND IT DIDNT EVEN NEED TO BE KICKSTARTED

    by tailhook

    Go FIGURE!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Yellowjacket/schizoid Hank as a subplot of Avengers 3!

    by BiggusDickus

    Bring it!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST

    About fucking time

    by deelzbub

    Hopefully they will go back and read some classic Marvel Ant-Man stories for inspiration, and not just base it on some of their recent crap.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    The cracks are REALLY starting to show in the Marvel movie universe!

    by rocketeuropa

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST

    I want Giant-Man!

    by Norm3

    Just turn Ant-Man into Giant-Man & get him in the Avengers!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Although I like the Black Panther

    by Smerdyakov

    I never thought he fit in well on a team and he was kind of a Johnny come lately to the Avengers. As far as Black Super-heroes go, I'd rather go with the Falcon. I'd say Like Cage except he's become utterly boring.

  • Because I'm unable to separate my base emotions from my good judgment!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Could care less about Ant-Man I want Black Panther!!

    by Wcwlkr

    I'm just saying I could care less about Ant-Man seriously. I mean I'm fine if they get him involved in some of the other Marvel movies, but he's nowhere near likeable enough for me to want to see him in his own movie. Why in the world can we not get a Black Panther movie?

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Simon Baker for Ant-Man !!!

    by Ozman X

    I've only seen a handful of THE MENTALIST episodes but he seems perfect to play Hank Pym.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Kudos, Gorgomel!

    by Lars Espeter

    Phase IV has to be about Ants only! :C) Man, that cheaply made BBC TV movie is still one of the most disturbing creature horror movies of all time.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    rocketeuropa: Who said anything about grounded in reality?

    by Larry Sellers

    The Avengers wasn't just a one-off. It kicks off an entirely different tone, and a wider scope for all of these franchises. The possibilities are now endless. And more importantly, IT WAS SUCCESSFUL ON SEVERAL LEVELS. I'd say its success is a pretty good indicator of what audiences would like out of their superhero/fantasy flicks for the next few years. And we, the fans, are pretty lucky that it's clicked with average moviegoers. I'm happy with Marvel pushing and trying new things. Why are you hoping for them to fail? I don't think anyone said anything about these movies being grounded in reality. What does that even fucking mean anymore? The Marvel brand needs to be the OPPOSITE of grounded in reality.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Casting Suggestions, Wanda and...

    by kdoc13

    Ant-Man = Adrian Brody or Aaron Eckhart Wasp = Jessica Biel or Eva Longoria If you aren't excited about the approach EW is taking, go back and watch the test footage. It was actually pretty damn cool. They hinted at Scarlet Witch in the Avengers, they really need to bring her in to "Avenge" Coulson. She doesn't need her own movie though. I am admittedly in the minority here, but I really want stand-alone Hawkeye and Black Widdow movies. And since Marvel has Daredevil back, it will probably get it's own. In my dream scenario though... I really want a stand alone Gambit movie. And frak Fox for owning the rights to him!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:18 p.m. CST

    One more Wasp suggestion, Morena Baccarin.

    by kdoc13

    Because that body would look amazing in that costume.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead for Wasp or I boycott!

    by darthflagg

    That is all.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

    I don´t give a fuck about Ant-Man, but Edgar Wright = I'm there

    by CuervoJones

    Same about Joss Whedon/The Avengers and James Gunn/Super-Racoon Thing.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Who/What is Ant-Man

    by BojTrek

    I will search the wb shortly, but who/what is Ant-Man? Is he a normal sized person who can shrink to the size of an ant? What are his powers? Born with them? Checking now... but let's see if you have a quick answer...

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords....

    by The_guy_in_the_rated_R_movie

    don't know to much about ant man, but I'm a Wright fan

  • Thank God these movies aren't being made by fanboys. There's a reason you people don't actually work in creative fields.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST

    And by that point there still probably won't be a JLA movie

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Fingers crossed that it's the Irrideemable Ant-Man.

    by Bubba Gillman

    He was such an irrideemable little bastard, but I loved him.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    All this talk makes me want to go watch "Them!" again...

    by Danny Boil

    Ants, big ones? They are some scary, scary shit. Anyway, I hope the fans of this character get a great, entertaining movie out of it. The whole thing sounds like a superhero parody to me.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Should be fun and humorous, but played straight.

    by Bubba Gillman

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Let's Not Forget

    by Nicholas Sinisi

    That Disney owns Marvel - Marvel Studios might be planning to make Ant-Man more "kid-friendly" than their other Marvel films to try to appeal to the little ones. Honestly, it's hard to imagine a two-hour Ant-Man movie that would be pitched solely to adults...

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Or...now here's a thought...

    by lead_sharp

    They introduce him in The Avengers 2... and spin his movie from that. Reverse into Phase 3.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Autumn Reeser

    by darkpassenger

    Autumn Reeser from No Ordinary Family and Last Resort would be perfect for wasp imo

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    I still hope it's several Ant-Men

    by oisin5199

    Hank Pym as a character in the Marvel-verse is so much more interesting outside of the Ant-Man part of his character. I'm kinda hoping Pym becomes a major character in the Avengers films, as their AI expert (thus room for Vision and Ultron stories). Have him only creating the Pym particles and ant-man technology. But have O'Grady steal it and actually become Ant-Man. Of course, we're forgetting about that 2nd Ant-Man (Scott Lang). But then so has everyone else. And whatever happened to Runaways? Still think that would make a better tv series than a film. Have Joss coordinate that too. He did write a Runaways arc, after all.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    oisin5199

    by rev_skarekroe

    The rumor from years ago when they first started talking about this project was that it would take place over several decades, with Pym as the original Ant-Man in the '60s a la the weird science stories he first appeared in, Scott Lang as an '80s Ant-Man, and Eric O'Grady as the modern version. Whether they're still going to do that (or whether they ever really were) I don't know.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Who cares. I want to see Dr. Strange

    by Hesiod2k7

    I was quite excited about the Viggo Mortensen and Thor 2 rumor a few weeks ago, but marvel threw cold water all over it. I still say Ralph Fiennes for Dr. Strange. If he'd even do it. It's probably too close to Voldemort. Johnny Depp is an obvious suggestion, but he's not going to be cheap. You really have to have a tremendous actor to pull that character off. And it can;t be someone too old. He's supposed to be a brilliant, world renowned neurosurgeon. Those guys peak in their 30's.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Guardians of the Galaxy=Stoopid.

    by Hesiod2k7

    It will be a flop by Marvel standards. Unless they play it heavily for laughs and target it to little kids, that is. In which case, it will do OK, but piss off the fanboys. And, yes, Wasp will either be Eliza Dushku or Summer Glau. OR (because she's making a bit of an acting comeback lately) Amy Acker.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST

    second level movies

    by Bob

    I would probably put Ant Man in what I would call a "second level" grouping of comic book hero movies. To me Thor is barely hanging on as a first level. Heck Guardians I wouldn't even put as a second level group of heores. Not holdig my breath for that one, but you never know. The first levels I would consider to be anyone the mainstream is familiar with: Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Hulk, etc. Curious to see how these "second level" heroes are going to be handled moving forward. They could be good, but I have a feeling if they are bad they are going to be REEEEEALLLY bad. So let's hope they put some time into them, and don't send the whole genre back a few steps. It took too long to get where we are now. Bob

  • so, way to judge a book by it's cover...literally!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    maybe ultron will be in phase 3 now

    by la te ral us

    ultron/civil war/secret invasion??

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    could be great fun. and that's what i'm in favor of.

    by smudgewhat

  • LOL - exactly what I think whenever people speculate about casting. It might as well just be "pick you're current favorite hottie"

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Don't forget that Iron Man was a 2nd level comic book character

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    until the movie came out and made the mainstream love him. Now everybody knows who that character is. It depends on how you handle the material. There were never any 'first level' superhero characters from their comic incarnations alone anyway, save Superman, Batman and Spider-Man. The only reason the mass public knew Hulk and Wonder Woman was because of the 70's TV shows, not the Marvel and DC comics. That said, Edgar Wright sucks. Massively overrated director who makes 'joke' movies. Still, I look forward to Ant-Man.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Summer Glau will be Wasp

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    Eliza Dushku will be Scarlet Witch. Whedon always picks those two. He definitely wants to bone them, and thinks (misguidedly) that casting and creating roles for them will get him some sexual favors in return. Still, who can blame him.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Love to see a Michael Cera cameo.

    by JudasPriestly

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    I can see a Black Panther movie fitting into phase 3

    by Ye Not Guilty

    If Avengers 2 sets up Ultron as the next big bad, it would make sense to have Ant-Man and Black Panther (Black Panther because of the vibranium connection to Ultron) films as part of Phase 3, setting up Ultron as the big bad for Avengers 3. Still, as lowman pointed out, there's room for a sixth film in Phase 2. Maybe another Hulk film? Or maybe another superhero film to be named later, since everything else in Phase 2 except Guardians of the Galaxy is a sequel. Nova or Captain Marvel would make sense as part of Phase 2, although Nova might appear in Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus, Marvel has been cross-promoting Nova somewhat heavily lately. He's even in a new LEGO set.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    And Michael Cera is box-office poison

    by Ye Not Guilty

    Sorry to Michael Cera, but he really is box-office poison, so please no MC cameo in any Marvel movie.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Gennifer Goodwin or perhaps Alessandra Torresani

    by puto tenax

    For the character of Wasp. Get Anton Yelchin to play Pym.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    lol @ the ppl still doubting Marvel

    by Nerd Rage

    Some mothfuckers have to skate uphill.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST

    All I know is if Black Panther isn't part of Phase 3

    by Nerd Rage

    I'm going to kidnap Mickey Mouse and start mailing his fluffy white fingers till they give in.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Ant-Man in Phase 3 hints at a GREAT Avengers 3 villain...

    by bovinecrusader

    Ultron. Any true Avengers fan worth his salt knows that Ultron, created by Hank Pym, is one of their greatest threats. Plus they could weave it in ala Mightiest Heroes: intro Ant-Man in Avengers, solo movie introduces Hank Pym and Janet creating Ultron to as an assistant, Ultron goes rogue AI and becomes a world threat. Ultron THEN means you can add Vision as well, since he was created by Ultron.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    Why do people ask stupid questions in a talkback

    by Phategod2

    When they can type the same freaking question in a search bar? This is what Google is for people.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Toby Maguire

    by Matthew

    Toby Maguire for ant man, he does well with insect related heroes.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:13 p.m. CST

    If it's good I'm down with it :)

    by Tom Fremgen

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:19 p.m. CST

    smerdyakov : Falcon is in the Cap 2 movie.

    by Chain

    I'm really looking forward to it. I loved the Englehart run of the series. I hope they don't screw the costume up too much.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Screw Tobey Maguire

    by Nerd Rage

    His Peter Parker was like a dull version of Spongebob Squarepants. The last thing that we need is him stinking up an Avengers movie with his self-aware, condescending take on another superhero.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Based on the Marvel Comic Book...

    by django_il_bastardo

    the only Ant-Man ongoing I remember was The Irredeemable Ant-Man, so there you go...

  • I think it's a good call to go with Edgar Wright's vision. A lot of humor could come out of the premise of a guy who can shrink to size of an ant and grow giant-sized. They should utilize him like they used the Hulk — not overly used, but when he's on screen, he's effective — just spectacle with laughs. I say drop the whole wife-beating angle. Skrull or not, that's going to be a downer for non-comic fans to sit through.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:42 p.m. CST

    all of those suggestion are too old.

    by rakesh patel

    at the moment i cant think of a single standout guy in their late 20's early 30's that would be suitable.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Gotta love short-sighted and unimaginative "fans"

    by Ash Talon

    Guardians of the Galaxy is gonna fail, because a sci-fi, adventure film could never work. Audiences will never believe that human beings could have adventures with aliens in outer space. <p> Ant-Man is gonna fail, because no one will believe that a man can shrink to near-microscopic size. <p> The Marvel movies have been "grounded in reality" despite them being about a God that swings a magic hammer, a scrawny guy that got bulked up via Vita-Rays and throws a shield that bounces back to him on command, a guy that has an essentially-nuclear reactor next to his heart and wears a suit of armor that allows him to fly, and a nerd that turns into an 8ft tall green monster that can throw cars. Yeap. Certainly sounds like a bunch of characters that are "grounded in reality." <p> To all the naysayers, how about using a bit of your imagination and lighten up. Just because you can't see the film potential in a comic book property, it doesn't mean others can't. All of the Marvel films are light-hearted films with fantastical characters.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Ant-Man hit his wife...once...after a nervous breakdown

    by Ash Talon

    Ant-Man isn't really a wife beater. He hit his wife ONCE after a series of traumatic events that caused him to have a nervous breakdown. This doesn't excuse hitting her, but it hardly makes him a wife beater. He's proven his integrity and worthy dozens, if not hundreds, of times before and since that event. <P> A character that can shrink on command and communicate with insects could be a very useful asset in the intelligence world. He's the ultimate espionage agent. Certainly, they can figure out a reason for SHIELD wanting the power set he has (or even develops for them). <p> Again, use your imagination.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    "Can't Man." - Hack film reviewer with negative opinions

    by Danny Boil

    You watch; someone will go there, I can almost guarantee.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST

    I wonder who will play the "Ant-agonist."

    by Danny Boil

    Please tell me there's a villain called the "Ant-agonist."

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Um. Aren't there certain characters that should STAY in the comics

    by Cruizer Dave

    I mean Thor was a long shot. Captain America nearly drags down every scene of Avengers he's in due to his hokey nature. But Ant Man? No, I just don't think it'll work. I'm sorry. I love what the Marvel films have done so far, but this isn't going to work. Ant Man, She Hulk, Super Pro ... these are guys that should stay in the comics.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST

    People think this is a bad idea?

    by D.Vader

    The Incredible Shrinking Man as a hero? Man, I feel bad for some of you guys. I never read any Ant-Man comics or any Avengers issues with him in it. But I did recently see the "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" Season 2 episode "To Steal an Ant-Man". Its a small episode (no pun intended), but really good and shows how an Ant-Man film could be successful without being ridiculous in the face of such "epic" stories as alien invasion and whatnot.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    ANT-MAN vs DasBoot!

    by Dhaemon

    SQUISH!

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 7:05 p.m. CST

    cruizer dave

    by Monnie Knapp

    Ant-Man may not be top-tier, but neither is he equivalent to Super Pro. Super Pro was a shitty NFL licensed character which lasted twelve agonizing issues. Ant-Man has a half-century of established history to draw from and can be an awesome character if used correctly. Personally, I would prefer Black Panther or Iron Fist, but I'll take Ant-Man. Give the film a chance before writing it off.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Ant Man is a great idea

    by rakesh patel

    Shrinking movies have good pedigree from fantastic voyage, inner space and honey i shrunk the kids. It was due to roll around again ( this particular sub genre those movies came out what 20-25 years ago?), and thats why ant man makes perfect sense. I have faith in marvel. Personally I know next to nothing about guardians of the galaxy and i consider fairly knowledgeable about comics. I just hope that giant man is setup and thus ultron.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Wright is wildly overrated.

    by Stifler's Mom

    Perfect match for one of the sillier, lesser-known characters of the Marvel universe.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Good news about Ant - Man...

    by InfiniteGeist

    is that this will need to Ultron and of course, one of the most badass Avengers, The Vision. Marvel is wise in picking Edgar Wright to direct this. He'll direct it in a manor that'll give the audience acceptance of the ludicrous nature of the character. Play it off in many comedic ways. What's important is pacing for Marvel Movies now. It's a good thing the respective hero movies deal with villains still on their level. They'll do fine.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 8:09 p.m. CST

    I will comment on Ant Man...

    by Executor

    ...in three years. Thanks for the advanced warning though.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Just so I'm clear on this...

    by MidnightSkulker

    Talks to fish: what a joke. Talks to ants: OMG, best hero EVER!

  • But theoretically, it's sad that it's come so incedribly common anymore for a studio to stake out a spot on the calendar, literally MORE THAN 3 YEARS FROM NOW.

  • Oct. 15, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    We get a &%@#ing Ant-Man but no Paste-Pot Pete movie?

    by J

    That's it! I'm boycotting Marvel films.

  • Can't imagine how cool 3D movies will look by the time this comes out, and any movie based around shrinking/growing has the potential to be really great in 3D. I would love to be a concept artist on this.

  • You clearly lack imagination!

  • PLASTIC MAN should be done like SPEED RACER.

  • Sometimes he's just a driven scientist. Other times he's the worst parts of Reed with anger issues against Wasp. Other times he's a rogue, somewhat evil guy known as YellowJacket. Sometimes he's a guy that does the equivalent of the Tower of Babel Batman. More recently he's been kind of goofy. He's obviously needed for Ultron, but this movie could be so, so different than the rest. This would be the movie that could sell its box office numbers in toys alone. Honey I shrunk the kids in Marvel U. A really good retcon of his character came about in a recent tale called "Avengers: Origins - Ant Man and Wasp. They could use that as a self contained origin story and it could work well.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Pym is awesome. A core, quintessentially conflicted Marvel character.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    Hank only ever hit Jan once, and Jim Shooter regrets having that make it in the book: jimshooter.com/2011/03/hank-pym-was-not-wife-beater.html Shrinking man stories are a classic scifi trope, and always a crowd pleaser on the big screen. Hell, they finally got the character right on the recent Earth's Mightiest Heroes cartoon.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Proof Marvel Can't Always Do Right

    by aceldama

    This is going to be a bomb. Horrible characters lead to horrible movies. It was bad enough when they decided to make movies for their B-level characters (All the Avengers except Hulk), but now they are dipping to D level, with this and Guardians Of The Galaxies. The future is looking really bad.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 2:23 a.m. CST

    antman should be guy pierce

    by darkpassenger

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 3:51 a.m. CST

    aceldama

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    *It was bad enough when they decided to make movies for their B-level characters (All the Avengers except Hulk)* Funny you should say that, of all the Avenger's movies, Hulk was the closest to a *bomb*. Now what does that tell you?

  • ....and shit all over any other superhero property done by any other studios. i KNOW THIS. but i'm sorry......... i don't give a shit about ANT-MAN. <p> i know i'm in the minority but i'd actually like it if WARNER BROS. got off its ass and put some of their iconic characters on the silver screen. again. i'm sorry...... but i want a Wonder Woman movie, or a Flash, or hell even a Aquaman movie before fucking ant-man gets on the screen. <p> again i'm sorry, i know i'm just supposed to love any d-list superhero DISNEY/MARVEL actually still has the rights to more than any other studios superhero roster....but come on....fucking ant-man, really? <p> i can deal with the talking raccoon galatic guardian thingy whatever movie, because fine...thats DISNEYS bread an butter, if anyone knows how to do cute talking animal kiddie stuff its DISNEY. but fucking antman? sorry i gotta draw the line in the sand there. <p> and i know i'll get all the brown coats and marvel zombies jumping down my throat because i dared to say i just don't hop on board the DISNEY/MARVEL/WHEDON blow job band wagon, but i don't give a shit. <p> i'm sticking to my guns i want superhero movies that are awesome from DISNEY AND WARNER BROS. i know it can be done, and i refuse to chooses sides in this dopey fan boy pissing contest. <p> make mine marvel AND dc AND dark horse AND image AND any other studio/ comic company that puts out cool superhero properties. fuck this only disney/marvel films are cool mentality that seems to have taken hold in the geek community.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:04 a.m. CST

    as much as we all want wife beating

    by Stephen

    Avengers succeeded because every good guy in the film was inherently likable. So, no wife beating will be happening methinks.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    does Marvel have the Namor rights?

    by Stephen

    Or are they with fox because he could be considered an FF character? And you know who looks exactly like Namor? Dr. Dre. Don't believe me? go look at a picture. It's creepy.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Thor!

    by Tony

    I hope they don't introduce him in the new THOR movie, the way they did with Hawkeye.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Pym v. Stark

    by rkhalloran

    Hank is as much a biology whiz-kid as Stark is for tech; play it like that and this can fit into the CMU just fine.

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    The most boring addition to the Marvelverse...

    by Darkness

    Good luck with this Edgar. I can believe in a man with adamantium; i can succumb to the power of God in Thor; i can even accept a unison of multiple Avengers, but Ant-Men...Maybe...not

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Link to Comic Con Footage... Sorta

    by 3D-Man

    Apparently, some fanboy artist in the audience saw the footage and recreated it. It's not fantastic, but it's pretty darn cool and gives you at least SOME idea how Ant-Man could actually work on screen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGJ0tMAxbkk

  • Oct. 16, 2012, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Screw Ant Man

    by Jeremy Wolfe

    Yeah I know he was an original but so were Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe. Leaving out Ant Man and Wasp was the best thing they could have done. People who are married to the source material have no objectivity. Ant Man couldn't be introduced right away because despite Ant Man's long history he has never crossed over into the public's consciousness the way that the others have. A Phase 3 introduction is about the only way you can get away with introducing Ant Man to the larger world.

  • But upon further looking into, via internet, about Edgar Wrights work and dream of what he wants Ant-Man to be, on top of the Ant-Man Scott Lang story, you cant know what your talking about. This is threatening to be the most original of all the marvel movies. Event gotg!

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