“Ant-Man” director Edgar Wright spoke with The Playlist about his upcoming film and the intent behind brining Ant-Man to the big screen.
“I think it’s just doing its own thing in the accepted history but it’s still part of the other movies and always was,” Wright told The Playlist. “In the time I’ve been working on it other things have happened in the other movies that could be affected in this. It is pretty standalone in the way we’re linking it to the others. I like to make it standalone because I think the premise of it needs time. I want to put the crazy premise of it into a real world, which is why I think “Iron Man” really works because it’s a relatively simple universe; it’s relatable. I definitely want to go into finding a streamlined format where you use the origin format to introduce the main character and further adventures can bring other people into it. I’m a big believer in keeping it relatively simple and Marvel agrees on that front.”
Opens November 6, 2015
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
A “Guardians of the Galaxy” casting rumor has begun saying actor Bradley Cooper has been offered the role of Rocket Raccoon. The rumor comes via Latino Review, which has a somewhat spotty recent track record when it comes to Marvel Studios, so take this one with a grain of salt.
Opens August 1, 2015
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Huffington Post spoke with “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancheroen about the general feel of the show and the structure they’re going for in the first season.
“One of the things that, you know, we’ve talked about just initially getting into it is, as you start it, you want to tell these self-contained stories,” Whedon told the Huffington Post. “It’s a little bit like the ‘X-Files’ model: You can come each week and see [that episode] and not have seen everything, but if you have, it’s a richer experience. And as we move forward, those things will start to weave together more and more. But we do want to always have every episode have its own beginning, middle and end, and feel like its own [thing].”
Debuts September 24 on ABC
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
Entertainment Weekly has posted another tidbit from its interview with Joss Whedon, this time covering the upcoming “Avengers” sequel, “Age of Ultron.”
“I knew right away what I wanted to do with him,” Whedon told EW. “He’s always trying to destroy the Avengers, goddamn it, he’s got a bee in his bonnet. He’s not a happy guy, which means he’s an interesting guy. He’s got pain. And the way that manifests is not going to be standard robot stuff. So we’ll take away some of those powers because at some point everybody becomes magic, and I already have someone [a new character, Scarlet Witch] who’s a witch.”
Opens May 1, 2015
Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog had a reunion on Funny or Die, and the results are — of course — awesome.