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Marvel Adds ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ To Phase 3

This last summer’s Ant-Man may not have been the blockbuster hit that some of the previous Marvel Cinematic Universe films have been, but it was still a pretty good (and profitable) film. Frankly, having a lighter, more comedic film sandwiched between the darker Avengers: Age of Ultron and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War was a brilliant move. Although Ant-Man had probably the most complicated journey to the screen (as it predated the shared universe in its development), it paid off.

Marvel’s roadmap has been pretty set over the next several years though, so fans wanting a sequel didn’t have much to hope for. Well, that is until Marvel made an announcement earlier today.

A sequel titled Ant-Man and the Wasp is now on the way, with a release date of July 6, 2018. It’ll be Marvel’s first film with a woman superhero in the title, even if she’s getting second billing.

Of course, this means there will be some scheduling changes to Phase 3. Black Panther is moving up to February 16, 2018, with Captain Marvel (which previously was going to be the first woman headlining film) pushed back to March 8, 2019. It’s a little disappointing that Carol Danvers’s big screen debut will be pushed back, but at least it’ll be because another woman character is getting the spotlight.

We don’t know who’s returning for the film, but it’s assumed Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will reprise their roles.

Via Marvel

Evangeline Lilly Discusses The Wasp’s Future in Facebook Q&A

Be warned, dear reader! There are Ant-Man spoilers beyond this point!

 

Ant-Man was an incredibly fun addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was a movie that never took itself too seriously, yet added to the continued story that Marvel has been building over the years.

One thing we here at Nerd & Tie were disappointed in, however, was the extreme lack of Evangeline Lilly as the Wasp. It was hinted at numerous times throughout the film that she would be taking up the costume, yet all we really saw of it was a thirty second post-credits sequence in which she never even put the costume on. As you can imagine, this left a lot of fans and moviegoers curious as to the future of this character.

In a Facebook Q&A on Monday, Lilly said she hopes Marvel will bring the character back in future films, adding she’s not been able to actually wear the costume because she’s been “too pregnant” to try it on.

It would be nice to see the character appear in future movies, as Lilly definitely kicked all sorts of butt in Ant-Man, and it would be neat to see her do that on a larger (well, smaller) scale.

 

Ant-Man is now in theaters.

Episode 45 – Completely Pherless

On this episode of the podcast, some MRAs have been kicked out of Calgary Expo, Syfy is ditching wrestling, Wonder Woman is switching directors, we’ve got a whole mess of new trailers to discuss, Trae went to the INDYpendent Show and we talk about our plans for No Brand Con next weekend!

And Pher got sick last minute, so he isn’t here. It’s just Trae and Nick.

And Trae had to quick edit the episode’s title card, much to Pher’s sadness.

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The Full Length ‘Ant Man’ Trailer is Here

So, Ant Man is totally coming this summer, ready or not. It’s the finale to the Phase II of Marvel films, and… well… it actually is looking better every day. Today Marvel released the full length trailer for the film, and I think it fits the tone of the existing Marvel universe while also highlighting the lighter feel of the film compared to, say, the Daredevil series.

Also, with Ant Man, it’ll be nice to get a way from New York. Too much stuff happens in Marvel’s New York.

Seriously.

First Photo of Ant Man’s Yellowjacket Released

Entertainment Weekly has put out the first preview image of Corey Stoll as Ant Man‘s main antagonist Yellowjacket. I could say more, or I could just show you the picture.

I’ll show you the picture:

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In said image, you might also notice a tiny Paul Rudd jumping into action as Ant Man too.

There’s not much more to the EW article, beyond mentioning they’re doing a little bit of cleanup in post production, but still — it’s nice to see the villain finally.

Ant Man hits theaters July 17, 2015.

Via Entertainment Weekly

Episode 38 – They Call It Fifing

On this installment of Nerd & Tie, we talk about Daredevil getting a release date, Ant-Man’s teaser trailer, the Amazing Spider-Man 3 rumors, the Batman v Superman two movie baloney, both Arrowverse shows getting renewed, Vixen coming to CW Seed, Scarlett Johansson’s casting in Ghost in the Shell, and Masters of the Universe getting a new script.

We also talk about Nick’s experiences at Evercon this weekend, along with Nezumi Con getting absorbed into Anime Milwaukee’s parent organization.

There’s a lot of stuff in this episode.

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The “Ant-Man” Teaser Trailer is Here

So we’ve known for sure since last week’s “Ant-Size” promo that Marvel was planning on releasing the first teaser trailer for Ant-Man alongside last night’s premiere of Agent Carter. Well, for those of you who missed it (like the people who watch their shows on Hulu the next day… like me), here it is in all its glory.

So sit back, and enjoy Paul Rudd riding a bug.

Yes, that really happens.

Episode 28 – Live at Geek.kon 2014

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we were live at Geek.kon 2014 in Madison, WI. We talk about the cast changes at Mythbusters, the complicated legal issues surrounding Ryan Kopf’s AnimeCon.org, details about the filming of Ant-Man, Jenna-Louise Coleman’s possible departure from Doctor Who, Peter Quill’s parentage in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and your letters.

We also interact with the audience a bit. Which is always fun.

Evangeline Lilly is Looking Kinda Wasp-y.

So we’ve known Evangeline Lilly will be playing Hope Van Dyne in the upcoming Ant-Man, but what her role in the plot will be remains a mystery. Perhaps this picture she posted on Instagram is a hint.

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Lots of fans have notice quite a bit of a resemblance to 60s Wasp.  If that’s the case, great.  Marvel’s getting the idea of these female super heroes, now lets see one of them as the lead!