A ‘Man’s’ man
As superhero Ant-Man, KC’s Paul Rudd will have his share of troubles tossed his way. But Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says he won’t have to worry about his director. Last month Edgar Wright up and left the project, and Marvel replaced him with Peyton Reed (“Yes Man”).
“It was not a slam-dunk that he would just step into it and do it,” Feige told IGN. “He wanted to be sure that he wasn’t just inheriting something or following someone else’s lead. Or wasn’t inheriting something that the evil studio had watered down to be something bad. I kept saying, ‘You can either read what’s online, or come in and talk to us and look at all this stuff.’
“He looked at everything, he talked with us, and he said, ‘Number one, I agree with the direction you’re going in. And number two, I can add to it.’ And he has — the movie is in as good a shape as it’s ever been right now.”
Reed himself will talk about it all at next week’s San Diego Comic Con. The movie is set to arrive next July.
In other Marvel news …
Starting in October, the comic-book version of Thor will be a woman. “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR,” tweeted Jason Aaron, writer of the series. Apparently we won’t see her on the big screen just yet. Chris Hemsworth has three movies as Thor left on his contract.
Stan Lee, the 92-year-old creator of Marvel, confirmed that he finished shooting his cameo in next spring’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” with a scene that includes both Thor and Captain America (Chris Evans), says Dark Horizons.
We get our first real peek at Marvel’s adorable collaboration with Disney, the animated “Big Hero 6,” due in theaters Nov. 7. It’s set in the futuristic San Fransokyo, where some man in a kabuki mask is controlling microbots for evil purposes. Good thing a kid with spiky hair is trying to stop him, along with his puffy robot named Baymax. Best part: a cuddly cat that the ’bot calls his “hairy baby.” Watch the trailer below.
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