The return of ‘Ant-Man’
Those of you who stuck around for the bonus scene after the “Ant-Man” credits probably figured this out already. But Marvel Entertainment’s Kevin Feige confirms that the size-shifting superhero played by KC’s Paul Rudd will be part of “Captain America: Civil War.” That extra scene, involving Captain America (Chris Evans) and the Falcon (Anthony Mackie), “will play a part at a certain point in ‘Civil War,’” Feige tells Zap2It. The movie is due in theaters May 6.
A tiny ‘Ant’ role
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“Saturday Night Live” alum Garrett Morris figures most of us missed his “Ant-Man” cameo. “If you were in the movie, and you closed your eyes, you didn’t see me. I closed my eyes, and I didn’t see me,” Morris told Comic Book Resources. If you missed it, Morris was the startled driver of the taxi that the fledgling superhero fell on top of. But there’s a good reason director Peyton Reed wanted Morris in there. In a 1979 “SNL” sketch, host Margot Kidder reprised her Lois Lane role, with Bill Murray as hubbie Superman, hobnobbing at an awkward cocktail party with lots of famous superheroes … and the little-known Ant-Man, played by Morris. The 78-year-old funny man is glad for the latest opportunity: “Every day I’m looking down at dirt and not up, it’s a great day.”
Mum’s the word
In the new trailer for the upcoming wintry Western “Revenant,” Leonardo DiCaprio hardly says anything. And he told Grantland that’s pretty much the case for the entire movie, about a man left for dead who is out for revenge: “It was a different type of challenge for me because I’ve played a lot of very vocal characters. It’s something that I really wanted to investigate — playing a character that says almost nothing. How do you relay an emotional journey and get in tune with this man’s angst … without words?” The drama arrives in a few cities on Christmas and in Kansas City Jan. 8.
A mighty ‘Sword’
I know some people actually liked 1963’s “The Sword in the Stone,” Disney’s take on the King Arthur legend, but you have to admit it wasn’t the studio’s best effort. Still, that isn’t stopping this animated adventure from hopping on the bandwagon of live-action remakes, says The Hollywood Reporter. Bryan Cogman, a writer-producer on quite a different medieval-ish fantasy, HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” will write the script. The producer, Brigham Taylor, is already working on the live-action version of “The Jungle Book,” set for April.
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