Marvel Movie Rundown: Guardians Of The Galaxy Confirmed, Disney/Marvel Animated Film, And Edgar Wright Shoots Some Ant-Man
I’m sure you remember earlier today when Latino Review reported that Guardians of the Galaxy was Marvel’s secret project for the 2014 slot beside Captain America 2. Well, it turns out it was true. Variety is confirming that Guardians is the next project.
Disney and Marvel are expected to announce The Guardians as its next new tentpole project. It is scheduled for May 16, 2014. Nicole Perlman is penning the script. Perlman, a relative unknown, came out of Disney’s screenwriting program and has penned a version of the script Marvel is very excited about. Perlman entered the Marvel/Disney writing program and gained attention with her ability to write action sequences. She had reportedly written a Black Widow script that really impressed the execs. The script is said to be in line with The Avenger’s tone and humor. There are plenty of comedic elements. I would say that comes from Rocket Racoon, but it’s only my guess. Marvel is searching for a director.
Edgar Wright has shot a little Ant-Man as well. Don’t get too excited, it’s just a test reel for the film. The Hollywood Reporter states that in mid-June Wright spent about a week shooting some footage for a reel that will show how the film will look and decide if Ant-Man’s powers look good onscreen. Now even if it turns out well, Wright has to shoot the Simon Pegg and Nick Frost film, The World’s End first. If a test reel has been shot, it means Marvel is seriously trying to move it forward. I wouldn’t hold my breath, but there is a tiny, tiny chance there could be a peek of it at Comic-Con.
Comic-Con is fast approaching, and Marvel is poised to make big announcements. While their panel is mainly about Iron Man 3, the company will spend some time talking about how it plans to introduce new characters.
Disney is working on a Marvel animated film. While not the Pixar/Marvel film many fans had been hoping for, Disney is working on a Big Hero 6 film. It’s not one of the big titles or popular teams, but it is a Marvel film. After Wreck-It-Ralph and two other films get completed, Don Hall (Winnie The Pooh) will direct the film and release it in 2014. If you don’t know a lot about Big Hero 6, that’s OK. You may know the Silver Samurai, he’s the team leader. To read up on Big Hero 6 click here to see the Wikipedia page.
Well that was a lot of news. It’s going to be an exciting few weeks as we wait for Comic-Con. What else will be revealed before Marvel has their chance to talk at Comic-Con? Stay tuned.
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