Disney and Marvel have released the details of special features the Ant-Man Blu Ray which will be hitting stores on December 8th (available digitally November 17th). No Marvel One-Shot again, which is a disappointment. Those little one-shots were getting to be worth the price of the blu ray alone. The last one pretty much swayed my opinion on Iron Man 3 from “waste” to “ok”. Ant-Man was a nice surprise, given the turmoil in its production and it’ll be fun to see how they did the size-changing chaos that made the film another unique entry in the MCU. Details on the disc features below from comingsoon.net. Continue reading Ant-Man Blu Ray Release Date and Details!!→
Now that we’re 12 films into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve got such a large character base that literally anyone can pop up in anyone’s film. The film universe has that connected feeling that Marvel Comics do. The latest entry, Ant-Man, got a surprise cameo from Anthony Mackie (who just owns Falcon) when Scott had to break into the Avengers’ new digs. Not only is it a great fight, but it’s pretty hysterical and will have repercussions for Captain America: Civil War. This film was so much fun.
Let’s be honest: we’ve been worried about Ant-Man. It isn’t enough that the hero is difficult (borderline silly) to seriously segue into the already-crowded Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ant-Man had a tortured near-deacade long journey to the big screen, a directorial change at the last minute, serious rewrites and cast a comedian with no action movies in his resume in its lead role. Let me allay your fears: Ant-Man is good. It’s a fun, funny heist movie that deftly brings Ant-Man into the MCU in a big way. Marvel’s made another smart, unique film that ends its second phase on a light note before the looming specter of Captain America: Civil War and Phase 3. Continue reading Movie Review: Ant-Man (2015) *Phase 2 Closes on a High Note!*→
The second phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will close tomorrow with the release of Ant-Man. The film has been getting decent reviews, which given the disaster fans we’re bracing themselves for, is going to be just fine should that be the case (Rotten Tomatoes and I are not seeing eye to eye these days). Fans heading out should know that there are TWO end credits scenes, both important to the future of the MCU. One at mid-credits; one at the very end. So, unlike Avengers 2, keep yourself planted in the seat until the last credit rolls.
Ant-Man will kick off the 3rd Phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on July 17, 2015. Right now, everyone is focused on Avengers: Age of Ultron, but once the fever dies down from that….we’re going to realize Ant-Man is next. It has had, without a doubt, the most troubled production of any MCU movie to date and, I’ll be honest, the trailers are not reassuring me. What do you think? Is Ant-Man going to lowball Iron Man 3 and become the new low point of the MCU or is the little guy going to surprise us all?