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

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  1. Trekker4747

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    Furious 7 did 140 million in an opening weekend in April. I don't think AM will have broad enough appeal to quite get that but I see it flirting with 75/80.
     
  2. Awesome Possum

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    Every single movie company with a track record of success and fanbase will show their logo during a trailer. Marvel does it, Pixar does it, it says to the audience "hey you loved our other movies, here's another one". Marvel is a proven brand now, they would be insane not to market it.
     
  3. JD

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    Complaining that a Superhero movies ends with a big, crazy, over the top action scene is like complaining that a Star Wars movie has spaceship battles and/or lightsaber duels in it.
     
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    Most movies have some sort of climax to them. Some don't, but those movies are usually art films that aren't really watched by general audiences.
     
  5. Corran Horn

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    GotG made tons of money with characters that weren't widely known to mainstream audiences--mostly because it was a good movie.

    I imagine it Ant-Man is a good movie it'll do well.
     
  6. Trekker4747

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    So, surely, it'll be a problem when Episode VIII comes out and does a $200 million opening weekend purely on the "brand recognition" of Disney and Star Wars.

    It's just crazy how loyalty to a franchise, actor, director or whatever will cause a movie to be more popular. Take away Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, The Rock, Walker's death, and a pretty good run of six-other films and what are you left with? Furious 7 is just another forgettable action movie. We're all just sheeple falling for things we like drawing us to see movies by allowing advertising of things we like to draw us go to the movies.
     
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  7. Awesome Possum

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    We should all be annoying hipsters and hate popular things purely because they are popular, ignoring any possible merits that caused them to be popular in the first place.
     
  8. Trekker4747

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    Ah, but shouldn't one hate hating popular things because they're popular because in-of-itself, THAT'S popular!

    Ahhh.... It's...

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  9. Jedi_Master

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    :lol:

    That's pretty funny.
     
  10. Awesome Possum

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    Heads are exploding.
     
  11. Myko

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    I have no idea what you just said, but I know I did it before you.
     
  12. Trekker4747

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    :)

    Okay.

    Hating popular things is a "hipster" thing because we're all sheeple liking popular things simply because they are popular.

    But, if a hipster is not liking one of those popular things simply because those in his group -other hipsters- don't like it...

    Is that not being a sheeperson? He's not liking something because it's popular to not like it.
     
  13. ITL

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    Guh. We noticed the same behavior before it was popular to notice it.
     
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    I had it on vinyl before you noticed!
     
  15. Trekker4747

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    Such a give-in. Wax Cylinder is the only, true, way to enjoy it.
     
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    I only go to see movies that I have never heard of.
     
  17. JD

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    I've never understood the attitude that people only like something because it's popular. Usually there has to be something good about something for it to become popular in the first place. If something starts out popular, but not that good it'll tend to fade, which is why stuff like the Star Wars, Mavel, Star Trek, Bond, ect. continue to be popular, because they still tend to deliver good products. It isn't always the core product, but there is still stuff there that people find to like.
     
  18. Captain Craig

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    Marvel Studios has released a more comprehensive cast poster for Ant-Man today.

    Link to poster


    Cast Rundown for any late to the party:
    Paul Rudd = Scott Lang/Ant-Man (top right)
    Evangeline Lilly = Hope Van Dyne(middle left)
    Corey Stoll = Darren Cross/Yellowjacket(lower left)
    Bobby Cannavale = Paxton(middle right, not a comic character I think)
    Michael Pena = Luis (lower right, not a comic character I think)
    Michael Douglas = Hank Pym/Ant-Man (top left)
     
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  19. Timby

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    That poster is fucking dire.

    Also, don't leech images.
     
  20. Savage Dragon

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    I have to agree. It's kind of lame.