And how much of Edgar Wright’s original script is still in Ant-Man? Henry Cavill says Batman v Superman isn’t a Superman movie. Bruce Campbell talks Ash vs Evil Dead. Some familiar DC voices will be appearing in Vixen. Plus, clips from Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Daredevil set pictures. Behold, Spoilers!
Peyton Reed discusses how much of Edgar Wright’s original ideas were left in the film, as well as the fact that the movie introduces the Microverse from the comics:
I read all of the existing drafts that Edgar and Joe wrote. It was clearly Edgar and Joe’s idea to make this a heist movie and to sort of loosely base it on Marvel Premiere “To Steal an Ant-Man” that introduced Scott Lang. It was also their idea to create this Hank Pym/Scott Lang, mentor/mentee relationship. And, also, their idea to kind of do a Marvel movie where the third act battle take place in a little girl’s bedroom. Genius. It was great.
Well, I came on about the same time that Adam McKay and Rudd were doing rewrites. And I’ve known McKay for some time and we talked on the phone and we were both really jazzed about the idea of, in the third act, in a movie in which we will have seen shrinking a bunch, let’s take it even further in the third act and introduce what, in the comics, was the microverse, in what we call the quantum realm. Creating this moment of self-sacrifice where he has to go into the quantum realm to save his daughter, that was something that was never in those drafts that Adam and I brought to it.
And Adam came up with the idea that in every heist movie, there’s a trial by fire and they’ve got everything in line for the heist, but we need this one thing. Adam pitched that idea of sending Scott on a mission for which he’s not quite prepared and he comes up against another Marvel character. That blew my mind, and particularity with that specific character.
Two new featurettes introduce us to Scott and the movie’s heist elements.
Henry Cavill once again reminds everyone that the movie is decidedly not a sequel to Man of Steel:
As far as the individual character is concerned, this is not a Superman sequel. It’s more of an introduction to Batman, an opening to Justice League, and an expansion of the world that was created in Man of Steel.
A new TV spot delves into the life of a young Reed Richards:
Pick your chase-scene-based poison: here’s two new clips from the film, both splicing together chase scenes from the film:
Rachel Talalay briefly teases the season finale she’s currently filming:
These episodes are completely different to what I did last year. Episode 11 is one of the most complicated and different that I’ve ever done. It just has my head in spaghetti.
Good news, cartoon fans: Cartoon Network has greenlit new seasons for Steven Universe (season 3), Adventure Time (season 8), Uncle Grandpa (season 3), Regular Show (season 8) and Clarence (season 2).
Chad Michael Murray has been confirmed to return as Agent Thompson. [News.com.au]
Syfy has renewed the show for a third season. [KSite TV]
Grant Gustin, Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards and Carlos Valdes have all been confirmed to reprise their live action roles in the show. It’s also been confirmed that the series will be 30 minutes long, broken down into six parts. [The Mary Sue]
Bruce Campbell discusses the return of the Delta for the show:
Sam’s original Delta is back. I’m talking the ‘73 Delta 88. The Classic is back! I’ve driven it. I did a William Shatner power-slide in that car. That’s the only spoiler I’m gonna give you: that Ash and that car — we can power-slide. I met William Shatner on the convention circuit, and I talked about T.J. Hooker. He talked to me about how he power-slides those cars in T.J. Hooker. So I took Shatner’s advice, and I used that advice to do a T.J. Hooker combo-platter — with the Classic — power-slide.
There’s also a few new pictures from the show. [Coming Soon]
Here’s a look at Orange Is The New Black’s Ruby Rose as Wendy, “a hauntingly beautiful entertainment android who dazzles the crew with her sexual prowess and knack for entertaining”:
Here’s the show’s Comic-Con poster. [Coming Soon]
Here’s a few new pictures of Charlie Cox and Elden Henson filming for the show’s second season. [Coming Soon]
Finally, here’s the trailer for the show’s second season.
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Top image: Ant-Man.