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Ant-Man Begins Production


Director Peyton Reed announces on Twitter that it’s time get small.

On Twitter today, Peyton Reed, the director of the upcoming Ant-Man film, which has been through some tough times since Marvel has tried to make it, had this to say.

Fans can finally rejoice because Ant-Man is actually underway! While there have been doubters of whether or not Ant-Man would work as a film, most of the skepticism has gone away after seeing Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy do exceptionally well, for a movie about a group of space-misfits and a talking tree based off of second-tier Marvel characters.

Ant-Man will star Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Evangeline Lily as Hope Van Dyne, and The Strain’s Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket. What do you guys think about this upcoming film and its characters?

Ant-Man is schedules to hit theaters on July 17th, 2015.

SDCC ’14: Marvel Unveils ANT-MAN Concept Art Poster

Featuring the first look at the Ant-Man suit in action, as well as the movie’s leading actors Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) and Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), check out Andy Park’s concept art poster for Comic-Con!


Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, David Dastmalchian, Michael Pena, and Patrick Wilson, and is set for release on July 17, 2015.




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.

Zeta-Jones stalker gets 3 year-prison sentence

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A woman with a “girlish crush” on actor Michael Douglas was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday for making death threats against his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Dawnette Knight, 34, pleaded no contest in Los Angeles Superior Court to charges of stalking and making criminal threats against Zeta-Jones through dozens of phone calls and letters.

The letters accused the Oscar-winning star of “Chicago” of being a gold digger who was having an affair with actor George Clooney and made chilling threats comparing her death to those of Manson family victim Sharon Tate and President John F. Kennedy.

Zeta-Jones, 35, was not in court for Friday’s sentencing but in a statement read to the courtroom she called Knight “simply evil” and said her actions “will be with me for the rest of my life.”

“She had references to some of the most horrific crimes of the century. She was going to ‘blow my brains out like J.F.K.’ … She was going to slice me up ‘like (Charles) Manson did to Sharon Tate.’ She was going to slice me up and feed me to the dogs,” her statement said.

The letters were written over an 18-month period starting in 2003 and sent to members of the Douglas family and its friends.

Knight’s lawyer described his client earlier in the court proceedings as having a “girlish crush” on Douglas and said she posed no danger to anyone. Knight took a drug overdose while in pretrial custody a year ago but was deemed mentally fit for trial.reuters.com