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The cast and crew of Marvel’s “Ant-Man” Get to Work on Feature Production

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In the scenic city of San Francisco, California, one of Marvel’s next big super hero franchises has just started principal photography.a “Ant-Man” brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production has also scheduled on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (“Behind The Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.

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Marvel Sets Movie Schedule Through 2019

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Marvel Studios had decided to go bold by setting dates for its upcoming movies through Spring 2019, which will take them into the start of Phase 4 of the Marvel Universe.

Already on the schedule for upcoming films are Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, along with The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, and Ant-Man on July 17, 2015.

For 2016, Marvel plans to release Captain America 3. This leaves 1 more movie for 2016, 3 movies for 2017, 2 movies for 2018, and 1 for 2019 (though I’m sure a second will be scheduled for later that year).

So what other films could Marvel plan to release?

Well, The Avengers sequel is coming three years after the first one, which means The Avengers 3 could occupy one of the 2018 dates. Doctor Strange already has a director, so that might get the second 2016 date. Thor 3 is also in the pipeline, so that will probably get one of the 2017 dates, as will a most likely sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel is also said to be developing standalone films around Black Widow and Black Panther. That leaves one slot unaccounted for.

Hopefully we’ll know more once Marvel has its big reveals at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Below is the full slate of Marvel releases scheduled through 2019:

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Marvel Confirms Peyton Reed as New Ant-Man Director

A little over two weeks after announcing they were parting ways with director Edgar Wright on “Ant-Man,” Marvel has announced his replacement. Peyton Reed will be helming the film, which is already in pre-production. Reed is best known for directing the comedies “The Break-Up” with… Read More »Marvel Confirms Peyton Reed as New Ant-Man Director

Edgar Wright Parts Ways With Marvel over Creative Differences on “Ant-Man”

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On Friday, May 23, Marvel Studios and director/writer Edgar Wright announced that they had parted ways amicably over the vision of the upcoming Marvel movie “Ant-Man.”

The official release from Marvel reads:

“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. 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.”

Dropping news like this, on the eve of a holiday weekend, one can only think the studio wanted the news to not be as noticed, but the fan backlash has already started. Many were excited to see his treatment of the character and are upset he is no longer involved.

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Assembling A Marvel Universe

Last night we got to step back and see where the Marvel Cinematic Universe started and where it is headed (including teaser footage from “Ant-Man”, which will be the beginning of “Phase 3”). So, how do 12 movies, 5 short films and a TV show… Read More »Assembling A Marvel Universe

Michael Douglas Joins Paul Rudd in Marvel’s Ant-Man Movie

Marvel’s stable of award-winning actors grows with the recent addition of Michael Douglas to the cast of Ant-Man. Douglas will play Hank Pym, who first appeared in “Tales To Astonish” #27 (1962), opposite Paul Rudd, who will play Scott Lang, whose origin was in Marvel… Read More »Michael Douglas Joins Paul Rudd in Marvel’s Ant-Man Movie