As far as I was aware, the only footage of Edgar Wright’s “Ant-Man” were either storyboards, one of which I have included below, crude FX tests (which I have not) or pirated footage that also looked pretty bad.
Imagine my surprise to learn that Machinima posted a really comprehensive view of the trailer already (perhaps the best yet). It’s not the full trailer presented at Comic-Con, but it’s enough to tell what direction Wright is going to be moving in with the feature.
The Doctor Is In The House (Hopefully)
Remember when Marvel’s ‘Phase 2′ slate of films were announced? They consisted of: ”Ant-Man,” “Thor 2: The Dark World,” “Iron Man 3,” Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians Of The Galaxy,” and it goes without saying, Avengers 2.
Notice who’s not on the list: Dr. Strange, which is odd considering that Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, expressed an interest in the character.
So, where is he? According to Screenrant, the good doctor will be playing a big role in the upcoming Thor sequel, which makes a lot of sense when you think about it because the characters in ‘Thor’ deal with a science so advanced that it looks for all intents and purposes like magic.
Which is not only why it’s a great opportunity to introduce Dr. Strange, but it offers a way to introduce his magics in a way that grounds it in a consistent Marvel reality.
Keep in mind that everything in the article is speculation, though it’s all very logical (from the perspective that I really, really want it to be true).
Here’s the trailer for the upcoming kids vs. aliens thriller (think E.T. with a very bad attitude. And teeth) “Attack The Block” from Joe Cornish, a frequent collaborator with Edgar Wright (both of whom worked on the screenplay for the upcoming “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” for Dreamworks, and “Ant-Man”, for Marvel Studios).
“Attack the Block” is being distributed by Screen Gems (a division of Sony) in the United States, though it has already been released in the United Kingdom.
I’ll have a review Thursday, which will be spoiler-free.