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Edgar Wright Will Make Long-Gestating 'Baby Driver' Next May 2014 wasn’t a good month for filmmaker Edgar Wright. The director decided to painfully walk away from Marvel’s “Ant-Man” film, a project he had spearheaded to make with the then-fledgling company and spent eight years developing it. The move was heartache for the director, but as Marvel wanted something … potentially a lot more compromised, so Wright had to stick to his guns and bow out.


Corey Stoll talks Ant-Man script Corey Stoll was cast in Ant-Man just before Edgar Wright left the project, but while the actor might be forgiven for feeling disappointed to see his director jump ship, he’s still extremely excited about how the film is going to turn out. “I’m absolutely thrilled,” says Stoll of his role in the film. “Reading the script – the script that Edgar wrote, and the script that there is now – it’s insane that this movie hasn’t been made before.”  “Obviously, you need the technology because it needs to look great.

Ant-Man will use some of Edgar Wright’s visuals Despite leaving the project earlier this year, Edgar Wright had put a lot of time and effort into prepping the story for Marvel’s Ant-Man adaptation, so it’s heartening to hear that some of his visuals will still be incorporated into the finished film. Kevin Feige has been speaking about what we can expect from Marvel’s next big project, and has confirmed that new director Peyton Reed will be preserving some of Wright’s ideas in his version of the film.

Alex Kurtzman has been discussing Universal’s newly announced plans for a shared universe of classic movie monsters, and has outlined how he and co-writer Chris Morgan intend to go about bringing it to life. “Front and centre right now is Chris Morgan and I working on getting The Mummy off the ground and building up our Monster Universe,” says Kurtzman.

In case you didn't think it was already a given, Ant-Man star Michael Douglas went on "The Late Show with David Letterman" to talk very briefly about the upcoming film and to confirm that they'll be present for Marvel Studios' panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. Check it out below.

Latino Review has photos from a show being filmed at 115th and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (7th Ave) under the title Bluff. (as in Blind Man’s…) From the looks of the photos and the video where you hear the kid yelling “I can’t see” its pretty easy to figure out their filming the Daredevil origin scene. The street signs were changed to read 43rd and 9th. Marvel’s Daredevil is the first of the four TV show deal with Netflix that will lead toward the Defenders.

Casting Round-Up with Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth & David Dastmalchian I have some interesting casting news for you this morning involving a new film from WISH YOU WERE HERE director Kieran Darcy-Smith and Peyton Reed's ANT-MAN. Deadline is reporting THE HUNGER GAMES co-stars Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth have joined BY WAY OF HELENA, a revenge western based on a script by Matt Cook. The film will follow Hemsworth's David, "an 1880s Texas Ranger... Read More...

Bryan Singer teases image of X-Men: Apocalypse script Bryan Singer has teased a first image of the script for X-Men: Apocalypse, which gives us a couple of snippets of info regarding what to expect from the new film. Despite Simon Kinberg's recent claims that the new film would not return to the ancient Egypt glimpsed in the post-credits sting of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, there is a reference to the Nile visible in the very first line. It looks, then, as though the prologue will reintroduce Apocalypse back in his Egyptian pomp, with a reference to The Four Horsemen (also glimpsed in that post-credits scene) also prominently visible.

Jon Favreau, the director of the first two "Iron Man" films has offered his opinion on Edgar Wright's leaving "Ant-Man" behind. A man familiar with both parties, Favreau is a good guy to talk to on the subject.

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