The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, 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.
For those who have seen Ant-Man in theaters, there are two post-credit scenes, one which sets up the future of a certain Ant-Man character, Evangeline Lilly's Hope Van Dyne, and another that teases Captain America: Civil War. Earlier today, Marvel released a photo from the first end credits scene, but there will be spoilers for those who haven't seen the movie yet. This is your last chance to avoid any spoilers, so from here on out, read on at your own risk.
One of the running sub-plots throughout Ant-Man is that Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) resents her father Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) for choosing Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) to become the Ant-Man. Towards the end of the movie, Hank reveals that his wife and Hope's mother Janet was killed during a mission, while she was wearing the first version of The Wasp suit. He didn't want to lose Hope by putting her in danger, which is why he let Scott wear the Ant-Man suit. The first end credits scene shows Hank leading Hope into a secret area, where he unveils her very own Wasp suit, when a grinning Hope replies "It's about time." Today's photo gives us our best look at this suit yet, although we still don't know when we'll see it again.Read More
For those who haven't seen Ant-Man in theaters quite yet, there will be SPOILERS for one of the post-credits scenes below, so read on at your own risk. There are actually two post credit scenes, one which features Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), and another that helps set up Captain America: Civil War, which is currently filming in Atlanta. This is your last chance to avoid any spoilers, so proceed at your own risk.
There were some who speculated that Bucky/Winter Soldier may have done this to himself, to get rid of his robotic arm, but it seems that isn't the case. We know that Paul Rudd's Scott Lang will be featured in Captain America: Civil War, and it seems likely that, after presumably being called upon to help free Bucky, he is then introduced to the rest of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but it still isn't known how large a role he will play in the first Marvel Phase Three adventure.Read More
Despite competition from three new movies in wide release this weekend, Marvel's Ant-Man held on to the top spot at the box office with $24.7 million. The studio's final Phase Two adventure dropped 56.7% from last weekend's $58 million tally, currently standing at $106 million domestically and $120.4 million internationally for a worldwide total of $226.4 million, from a $130 million budget. The superhero movie pulled in a respectable $6,403 per-screen average this weekend from 3,868 theaters, and its 56.7% drop is actually better than The Incredible Hulk and Captain America: The First Avenger, both of which dropped more than 60% in their second weekends in theaters.
Ant-Man just barely beat out its top competitor this weekend, Sony Pictures' video game comedy Pixels, which debuted in second place with an estimated $24 million. Pixels scored a $6,446 per-screen average from 3,723 theaters, opening far lower than many projections, some of which had it earning over $40 million this weekend. The film, which stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad, wasn't received too well by the nation's critics, with just a 19% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.Read More
Last night, a Blu-ray trailer debuted for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, which revealed that the superhero blockbuster will debut on Digital HD September 8, with the Blu-ray and DVD release coming on October 2. Today that release date has been confirmed, with Marvel revealing the 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD artwork, along with 11 clips. Unfortunately, none of these scenes are from the extra 45 minutes of footage that wasn't seen in the theatrical cut. Hopefully we'll have some of that footage in the near future.
Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is the biggest event the Marvel Cinematic Universe has experienced and soon you can bring that adventure home! Good intentions wreak havoc when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) unwittingly creates Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying A.I. monster who vows to achieve "world peace" via mass extinction. Now, Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)--alongside Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson)--must reassemble to defeat Ultron and save mankind...if they can!Read More
Marvel's Ant-Man took the top spot at the box office when it hit theaters last weekend, taking in $58 million. While it kept the studio's streak of 12 consecutive movies opening at #1, it was the second-lowest opening weekend in the studio's history, behind 2008's The Incredible Hulk ($55.4 million). This weekend, Ant-Man and the rest of the holdovers take on three vastly different contenders, Sony's video game themed comedy Pixels, 20th Century Fox's young adult drama Paper Towns and The Weinstein Company's boxing drama Southpaw, two of which will likely out-gross Ant-Man.
The PG-13 comedy Pixels, which stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad, looks to take the top spot away from Ant-Man with just over $40 million. The movie, based on a 2010 short film by Patrick Jean, features a number of classic video game characters who are brought to life by an alien race to attack Earth. Pixels will open in 3,723 theaters starting today, the highest rollout of the new releases this weekend, and just under Ant-Man's 3,868 theater count. Pixels isn't faring well with the nation's critics, with just a 17% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but none of the other new releases boast "Fresh" ratings on the site either.Read More