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MICHAEL DOUGLAS TO STAR AS HANK PYM IN MARVEL’S ANT-MAN

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The Oscar-winning actor joins the cast of Marvel’s Ant-Man, in theaters July 31, 2015!

Michael Douglas has stepped into some of the biggest–or should that be tiniest?–shoes of his career.

The two-time Academy Award-winning actor will join director Edgar Wright and Paul Rudd in Marvel’s "Ant-Man," hitting theaters July 31, 2015.

"With Hank Pym’s rich history in the Marvel Universe, we knew we needed an actor capable of bringing the weight and stature to the role that the character deserves," said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. "We felt incredibly relieved when Michael Douglas agreed to step into the part with the charm and fortitude he brings to every character he inhabits, and couldn’t be more excited to see what he will do to bring Hank Pym to life."

The legendary actor, who earned an Academy Award in the category of Best Actor in a Leading Role for his iconic portrayal of Gordon Gecko in "Wall Street," has also starred in numerous modern classics including "Basic Instinct," "Fatal Attraction," "The Game," "Wonder Boys," "Traffic" and many more. In addition to acting, Douglas has also served as Producer and Executive Producer on a number of films including "Romancing the Stone," John Carpenter’s "Starman" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest," for which he also won an Academy Award for Best Picture. Most recently, Douglas earned a Golden Globe and his first Primetime Emmy Award for his role as legendary entertainer Liberace in the HBO original film "Behind the Candelabra."

Douglas will star as Hank Pym, who first appeared in TALES TO ASTONISH #27 (Jan. 1962), with Rudd starring as Scott Lang in the film.

Mr. Magoo celebrates 60 years

Cartoon character Mr. Magoo marks 60 years of adventures today.

Mr. Magoo has starred in Academy Award-winning theatrical shorts, three hit television series, the first ever animated holiday TV special and a live action movie.

Here are more fun facts about Mr. Magoo:

– United Productions of America (UPA) first introduced Quincy Magoo in the 1949 animated short, “Ragtime Bear.”

– Mr. Magoo made his comic-book debut in 1952, and starred in a dozen issues from Dell Comics.

– Mr. Magoo’s voice was created by Jim Backus (”Gilligan’s Island”), who portrayed Magoo for more than 30 years.

– UPA produced 52 Mr. Magoo theatrical shorts.  Four were nominated for Academy Awards, and two won: When Magoo Flew (1955) and Magoo’s Puddle Jumper (1956).

– Leslie Nielsen played Mr. Magoo in the 1997 live-action film.

Susan Sarandon Comments on Mom Racer

She’s been awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress in a movie, and nominated four other times, and is definitely one of the queens of the silver screen. Now, Susan Sarandon turns her attention to more trivial pursuits, with her latest movie Speed Racer.comicbookmovie.com

Liv Tyler is Hulk ‘s Betty Ross!

Marvel Studios announced today that Hollywood starlet Liv Tyler will join the cast of the highly-anticipated, new big screen adaptation of The Incredible Hulk . Tyler has signed on to play Betty Ross, the longtime love interest of Dr. Bruce Banner aka The Hulk. She joins two-time Academy Award® nominee Edward Norton who has already been cast in the title role. The film, which is being directed by Louis Leterrier ( Transporter 2 , Unleashed ), and distributed by Universal Pictures, is scheduled to smash into theaters on June 13, 2008.comingsoon.net

Peter Jackson Creates New Game Studio

Microsoft announced a landmark partnership today between Academy Award-winning writer, director and producer Peter Jackson, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Fran Walsh, and Microsoft Game Studios.comingsoon.net