In Marvel news, Kevin Feige, who has been in the news more than most A-list celebrities, reveals interesting details about the Ant-Man adaptation. It appears that when Jon Favreau was preparing for Iron Man, Kevin Feige hired Edgar Wright to work on an Ant-Man movie. On top of this, it appears that Wright’s Ant-Man has shaped the Marvel Cinematic Universe more than fanboys know.
“We changed, frankly some of the MCU to accommodate this version of Ant-Man. Knowing what we wanted to do with Edgar and with Ant-Man, going years and years back, helped to dictate what we did with the roster for Avengers the first time. It was a bit of both in terms of his idea for the Ant-Man story influencing the birth of the MCU in the early films leading up to The Avengers.”
And most know how Edgar Wright plans to have two incarnations of the Ant-Man character in his movie: Michael Douglas as Hank Pym and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. And it is interesting that the director has chosen Scott Lang because the character happens to be an ex-con, which makes Rudd, in my opinion, the perfect charismatic choice: and it seems that Kevin Feige agrees.
“Look at that origin of the petty crook who comes into contact with a suit and does his best to make good, and then look at someone like Paul Rudd, who can do slightly unsavory things like break into people’s houses and still be charming and who you root for and whose redemption you will find satisfaction in.”
Last and most importantly, Kevin Feige teased the casting of Thanos. A few weeks ago, James Gunn told EW that Guardians and the Galaxy will connect to Avengers 3. This means that Thanos will appear in motion-capture form in Marvel’s latest gamble: which was expected being that his adopted daughter is Zoe Saldana’s Gamora. But if he is appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy, an actor had to be chosen for the role. However, at this time Kevin Feige can only reveal, “there is an actor. I’m not sure we want to announce it yet.” Many have speculated that Vin Diesel will appears as both the verbally limited Groot and the all powerful Thanos, but again, nothing is confirmed.
However, with Guardians of the Galaxy coming out on August 1, expect to hear some news on Thanos’ casting soon. On the other hand, Ant-Man hits theaters July 17, 2015. What do you think of Feige’s comments? Are you excited for Ant-Man or Phase III? Let us know in the comment section below. For any and all updates, continue to read Film Class Junkies.