Ant-Man: Info, Pics, Rumors, Casting and Details till release

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Captain Craig, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. JacksonArcher

    JacksonArcher Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Marvel has already spent a decent amount with pre-production. There is crew already in Atlanta waiting to start principal photography, there's an entire cast waiting to begin filming, etc. To pull the plug would be the loss of a sizable investment already, which Marvel won't do. We'll be getting this movie in 2015 one way or another - it might get delayed, it might be crappy, but we're getting it regardless.
     
  2. Corran Horn

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    I've never seen an Edgar Wright movie so it really makes no difference to me.
     
  3. Professor Zoom

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    Get thee to Shaun of the Dead!
     
  4. Guy Gardener

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    Ditto.
     
  5. JacksonArcher

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    Shaun of the Dead is great but I think I prefer Hot Fuzz more.
     
  6. Mr. Adventure

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    I need to watch that again, I liked Shaun and World's End (tho not as much) but I didn't get Hot Fuzz at all.
     
  7. JacksonArcher

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    I grew up on big, dumb action movies so I absolutely loved Hot Fuzz. It's a weird mix - the first half is slow-paced British comedy and the second half becomes the action film it wishes to parody - but I love it. I've seen that movie so many times.
     
  8. Shazam!

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    Yeah, Hot Fuzz is my personal favourite too.
     
  9. JD

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    Me too. I need to give Shaun of the Dead another try now that I've seen more zombie movies. When I first saw I wasn't really familiar with zombie stories, so it didn't leave much of an impact.
     
  10. Nerys Myk

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    It's a mash up of the Cozy Mystery and the action flick.
     
  11. .:: TSN ::.

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    Adam McKay tweeted this:
    https://twitter.com/GhostPanther/status/472823583236845568
    He doesnt exactly say that he is out. Just not sure if he can move his other projects.
     
  12. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    That tweet is probably just putting out a diplomatic reason for why he passed. From Variety on Saturday:

     
  13. Dream

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    New director ready to sign on?

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    I guess Marvel was just doing some damage control! :p
     
  14. Savage Dragon

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    Same here. I love that movie.
     
  15. Technobuilder

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    Hot Fuzz is a gem.

    Sad to hear Edgar Wright's off this picture. My enthusiasm for the film dropped considerably when I heard he left the project, but now with McKay passing... I'm starting to worry Ant-Man is going to be a total rush job in order to meet a deadline for its script to fit into the Marvel Cinematic Mosaic.

    Marvel's track record thus far has to be considered, and I'm holding judgment until we can see it... but my expectations have bottomed out considerably on a film I was really looking forward to.
     
  16. Professor Zoom

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    I'm really surprised its taking them this long to find a replacement.
     
  17. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    This is actually pretty simple.

    There has always been a huge difference between the production of television shows (one hour dramas with interlocking or continuing stories) than with movies.

    I might argue that Mike Vejar is the greatest Star Trek director ever but most people would say who? Just look at the episodes he's done and my case is made for me.

    But the difference is that this is television, and directors on television are hired guns, and have much more limited creative impact on how it turns out (though they do have some, and you can see just how distinct and professional Vejar's style is) because most of the actual creative decisions are left to the writers, and moreso, the producers, who are also looking ahead to future seasons as well as the bottom line. Vejar and other directors like him only get paid to deal with the task at hand. That's why Spielberg would have never direct an episode of Deep Space Nine even if we found out he loved the show.

    So.. with Marvel Studios using the television model, with them treating their MCU as basically a serialized set of films and it's really Disney and Feighy who make all the decisions, it's no wonder at all that directors who care about their own merits as filmmakers are not willing (any longer) to work on these films. This trend will continue.

    Sure, some big A-List directors did work on Marvel films.. after all, this was all kind of new and exciting, but now they are starting to see that it is not their films. The thing about movies is that, up until now, most films that come out are not considered the producer's films, or even the studios films (despite the fact that the studios own them), thy are respectfully considered the director's films: hence when we see "A Steven Spielberg Film" when he directs a picture, not when he merely produces it.

    Who ever ends up directing Ant-Man has to know that, despite any lip service they might see in the credits, it's not going to be his or her film, it's going to be Disney's... and Feighy's. Feighy is pissing on the legs of the directors of his franchise without even the courtesy of calling it rain.

    I mean, you can't set up a deadline ahead of time, even a logo, hire a director, have that director leave, try to get a new director to join in, have that fail, keep the same deadline for the film's release, and then call it the person's film of whoever does end up directing it.

    What a joke. I'm glad you guys are figuring it out.
     
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  18. Mr. Adventure

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    McKay didn't take the job because it wasn't the Wright thing to do.


    I'll be here all night, everybody.
     
  19. Marsden

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    I'm actually more interested in the Ant Man movie now that Wright is being replaced. I really wouldn't want to see an Ant Man that isn't like the Ant Man from the comics, in as much as the other Avengers are like their respective selves.
     
  20. Captain Craig

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    I know they still have some time before this has to go before cameras but it was silly of them to state in the release that they had a director as Wright was leaving when clearly they didn't. They had a short list and it seems that list is now all but exhausted.

    What next?