One of the lesser known Marvel heroes is shaping up to have the most exciting movie, with Edgar Wright directing and Joe Cornish writing Ant-Man. These two’s already incredible chemistry will now be enhanced by Paul Rudd, who has reportedly taken up the title role. The distinction between good and bad superhero movies tends to be what happens when action is not on the screen. This is why Iron Man was so successful. Everyone involved in Ant-Man are people that understand this, so some optimism for this project is definitely warranted.
Marvel is aiming for a July 31, 2015 release, pitting it against Marvel’s own The Avengers: Age of Ultronand Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman. Since they are not aiming to rush it out, so Ant-Man can appear in the new Avengers, we will probably have to wait a few more years to see Rudd appear alongside Robert Downy Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, and friends, in an inevitable third Avengers installment. Either way, the summer of 2015 is looking to be pretty stacked, when it comes to superhero blockbusters, but Ant-Man certainly has all the ingredients (besides a more popular superhero) to lead the pack.
The longtime rumors of Kick-Ass lead Aaron Johnson’s playing Quicksilverin The Avengers: Age of Ultron have been confirmed. For those of you who aren’t completely well versed in your Marvel heroes, Quicksilver is Magneto’s son and sports some super speed, akin to DC’s The Flash (please don’t murder me for comparing them, nerds). Elizabeth Olsen was confirmed to play his sister Scarlet Witch by Samuel Jackson, a while back.
In an ironic twist of fate, Johnson’s Kick-Ass co-star Evan Peters will be playing Quicksilver in the other giant super hero partyX-Men: Days of Future Past. Supposedly the conflicting reports on Johnson’s involvement had to do with potential scheduling conflicts with the new Godzilla film. It is exciting to see Marvel take on some of the more fringe superheroes, as Thor, The Hulk, and even Iron Man are starting to wear thing after so many years. See if Kick-Ass kicks ass as a real superhero, when The Avengers: Age of Ultron is released May 1st, 2015.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is directed by Joss Whedon and stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olson, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Mackie, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. It hits theaters on May 1st, 2015.