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.
With the Christmas shopping season officially under way starting today, Marvel's Ant-Man could easily be one of this year's hot items, when it arrives on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD December 8. As we get closer and closer to the release in just a few weeks, Flicks and the City Plus has unveiled a new deleted scene, which shows Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) using his Ant-Man suit to help his friends cheat while gambling. While Scott does end up becoming a hero, we see that he didn't always use his shrinking abilities for good.
The scene in question features Luis (Michael Peña), Kurt (David Dastmalchian) and Dave (T.I.) at a local casino, playing some craps. As you can see, it doesn't matter what Luis throws, since Ant-Man can manipulate the dice without being seen by anyone on the casino floor. While this sequence was shot during principal photography, the filmmakers never completed the visual effects, since we only see a crude version of Ant-Man on the craps table. The end of this brief scene also shows the entire crew dancing while celebrating their winnings. This scene is a nice companion to the blooper reel from last week that showed these cast members dancing between takes.Read More
With Marvel's final Phase Two adventure Ant-Man arriving on Digital HD this week, we have already showed you a deleted scene that reveals an Iron Man Easter Egg. In just a few weeks, you'll be able to pick up Ant-Man on Blu-ray and DVD, so to get ready for that release, Flicks and the City has revealed a brief gag reel, where the stars just can't stop dancing. Watch as Paul Rudd, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian and T.I. bust a move, while Michael Douglas attempts an awkward high-five. We also get a brief glimpse at Anthony Mackie in his full Falcon costume, plus an outtake where Scott Lang thinks Hank Pym is going to kill him.
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces its next biggest super hero: Marvel's Ant-Man! Armed with the amazing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) joins forces with his new mentor Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from ruthless villains! With humanity's fate in the balance, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a daring heist against insurmountable odds. Filled with humor, awesome special effects and exclusive bonus features, this action-packed adventure takes you to new levels of pulse-pounding excitement!Read More
Marvel's final Phase Two adventure Ant-Man is currently available on Digital HD starting today, before arriving on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital SD and VOD on December 8. Before you pick up your Digital HD copy, Entertainment Weekly has released a new deleted scene with commentary from director Peyton Reed and star/co-writer Paul Rudd, which has a unique Easter Egg that ties into the Iron Man franchise. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) himself isn't featured in this scene, but there is a reference to one of his villains.
In Iron Man 3, Ben Kingsley portrayed a character who we all thought was The Mandarin, leader of the Ten Rings organization that kidnapped Tony Stark in the first Iron Man movie. Fans learned at the end of Iron Man 3 that Ben Kingsley's character was really just a failed British actor named Trevor Slattery, who was hired by Guy Pearce's Aldrich Ames to pretend to be the Mandarin. We learned in last year's Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King, that the Ten Rings and The Mandarin are both very real, but it isn't clear if there are any plans to implement this organization into future Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure.Read More
Marvel has already set a July 6, 2018 release date last month for Ant-Man and the Wasp. During the first end credits scene in Ant-Man, Michael Douglas' Hank Pym showed his daughter Hope the Wasp suit that he had designed for her. Evangeline Lilly herself teased this summer that she had been fitted for The Wasp suit, hinting that we may see her in Phase Three. We also know that Scott Lang will return next year, as part of the massive ensemble cast of Captain America: Civil War.
While most actors who sign on for Marvel movies are roped in for multi-picture deals, it doesn't happen 100% of the time. Robert Redford only signed on for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and it isn't known if his character Alexander Pierce will ever return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Michael Douglas certainly seems optimistic about returning for Ant-Man and the Wasp, but we'll have to wait and see if his deal becomes finalized in the near future. They my be more unwilling to sign longterm contracts due to their age.Read More