COMIC REEL: Channing Tatum Prepping for Gambit; New "Ant-Man" Features Focus on Rudd and Lilly


With the "Ant-Man" release date crawling ever closer, Marvel has released new footage in a variety of ways. A new TV spot focuses on the "insane" nature of the character, while Disney talks to Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in two new features.

In related news, Corey Stoll revealed in a press conference that his Yellowjacket suit was actually entirely CGI. "We tried to make it a practical suit," said Stoll. "We went through several iterations and it just was not working. So in the end it was completely CGI. And of course I had been working out like a fiend to be able to look good in this suit and in the end it just turned out to be for the behind the stage footage of me in my pajamas."

Rudd also discussed his suit, which he emphatically loved, and you can watch both their comments below via Comicbook.com.

Finally, Kevin Feige confirmed in a press conference that The Wasp will indeed play a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, he steered clear of directly confirming the character's appearance in "Ant-Man." Still, what he had to say might be a bit spoilery, so skip ahead if you'd rather not know.

Still here? Feige said, "We have plans for her in the future, and we see that not-so-subtly in this film [Ant-Man]."

Opens July 17


Fox has released a new TV spot for the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot that features new footage, primarily of Michael B. Jordan as Human Torch.

Opens August 7


Talking with birthmoviesdeath, Kevin Feige noted that Sony and Marvel's "Spider-Man" film would look to introduce a villain never before seen on the big screen. "That's the advantage," he said of Spidey's long roster of baddies. "Right now we're interested in seeing villains we haven't seen before."

He also spoke on how John Hughes' films will influence the film. "It's the soap opera in high school, and those supporting characters, that are interesting," Feige told Faraci. "Just as we hadn't seen a heist movie in a long time, or a shrinking movie in a long time, we haven't seen a John Hughes movie in a long time. Not that we can make a John Hughes movie - only John Hughes could - but we're inspired by him, and merging that with the superhero genre in a way we haven't done before excites us."

Coming July 28, 2017


In the same interview, Feige touched briefly on "Doctor Strange." He revealed that Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum will be located on Bleeker Street on the outskirts of New York City's Greenwich Village. "He will be the strangest thing walking out onto that street," he said.

He went on to say that while Tilda Swinton was not yet a lock for The Ancient One, she was still the frontrunner. As we were developing this film we looked at The Ancient One as a mantle more than a specific person," Feige said of casting the character, who is usually portrayed as an aging Asian man. "The sorcerers have been around for millennia, protecting us from things we didn't know about until this story. There have been multiple [Ancient Ones], even if this one has been around for five hundred years, there were others. This is a mantle, and therefore felt we had leeway to cast in interesting ways."

Due November 4, 2016


Olivia Munn posted a video to Instagram showing off some skills she's learned in preparation for her role as Psylocke in "X-Men: Apocalypse." Careful, this one's sharp.

Learned some new tricks...

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Out May 27, 2016


Munn isn't the only one training for her upcoming take on a X-Man. "Gambit" producer Reid Carolin told Screen Rant that star Channing Tatum has been honing up on the type of skills he'll need to play Remy LeBeau. "Last night we were with my friend who I went to college with," Carolin said, "this guy David Kwong who is an incredible magician and he was teaching Chan how to throw cards and do slight of hand and all that..."

She also said Tatum was working on the accent, but hadn't nailed it yet. She went on to reveal that shooting begins this fall, and that while she's not a huge fan of blockbuster movies, she's excited for this one. ""Yeah, that we'll shoot that in the fall, we'll probably start that in late October/November in New Orleans. Rupert Wyatt is our director, he's pretty cool. I think the script is really good. To be honest, I don't watch big movies for pleasure a lot, but this script convinced me that we should be making this movie, so..."

Due out October 7, 2016


"Gotham's" own Bruce Wayne, David Mazouz told Monkeys Fighting Robots (via Comicbook.com) that his character would start to build up his "dual personality" in the coming season. "He's on a mission and he really is going to start his dual personality into being Batman," said Mazouz. "When he's Batman there is his Batman side and then his public persona which is his playboy/party boy persona. In Season Two, he's really going to start developing that second persona."

Watch his comments below:

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