Rumor: Is This How 'Ant-Man' Connects To The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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There's an interesting (but totally unconfirmed) report floating around today involving Marvel's 'Ant-Man'. One of the things fans have been pondering is the connection the Paul Rudd starrer will have to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how it fits into the timeline of all the other Marvel movies.

I'll refrain from re-posting the entire rumor here because it could be a huge spoiler for next summer's 'Ant-Man', however here's a snippet from the report (via Starlog) -

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"According to this anonymous party, ANT-MAN will take place alongside the events of AGE OF ULTRON, the fall-out of which will spur on the Superhuman Registration Act. While ANT-MAN is largely self-contained in nature, the references of the MCU will come from Pym’s past as a scientist for S.H.I.E.L.D. in the ’60s, having worked alongside Howard Stark, Arnim Zola and Alexander Pierce. However, in this flashback sequence, Pym will supposedly also have a run-in with a young military hot-head by the name of Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, who Marvel fans have last seen in THE INCREDIBLE HULK as played by William Hurt." - starlog.com

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'Ant-Man' opens July 17, 2015.

Check out the rest of the rumor at the Tweet below, courtesy of Blastr.

Video: 7 Things That Need To Happen In The Wonder Woman Movie

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The long-awaited Wonder Woman movie is finally coming to theaters in 2017, and it's definitely not too early to think about what we want to see in the film. The folks at +Clevver Movies have done just that - compile a list of key elements that absolutely must be a part of the superhero saga starring Gal Gadot.

This is an extremely well-written analysis of what fans expect to see when 'Wonder Woman' opens June 23, 2017 (and hats off to the narrator, Miriam Isa). The video also does a great job of using footage from Wonder Woman's appearances in other media, such as the 1970s TV series and many animated feature films.

Check out the video below and let me know what you think.


Marvel / Netflix Daredevil Series Has Finished Shooting Season One

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We're one step closer to seeing the new live-action 'Daredevil' series, starring Charlie Cox. We don't have a lot of info on this Netflix Original Series, but we do know it's set entirely in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City and will be more of a crime drama than straight ahead superhero show.

The producer of the upcoming action/drama Tweeted farewell to New York City as the production wraps principal photography for season one.  'Daredevil' debuts in 2015 (exact date TBA).

Synopsis

"The Netflix Original Series 'Daredevil' is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night." - Marvel

Thanks to comicbook.com

Gift Ideas: Massive Books On DC Comics And Marvel Comics History

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Need a gift idea for the superhero fan in your life?

I just wanted to offer a couple of suggestions that will absulutely make any geek happier than Stan Lee at a comic convention. Did you know there are a couple of impressive volumes on both DC Comics and Marvel Comics that trace the history of the companies and their characters? Yep, and I've got both books for you to check out below.

With over 20 movies featuring characters from these comic book universes scheduled over the next five years, you might want to get up to speed on their origins.

Check out the DC and Marvel books below and let me know what you think.

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75 Years of Marvel Comics: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen (Hardcover Book)  

- Comprehensive 700 Page History Of Marvel Comics -

This new book by former Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas contains over 2,000 images, and two 7-foot, fold-out timelines of Marvel history. The book was published Dec. 1, 2014.

Ordering info: http://amzn.to/1sTxXEc [affiliate link]

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The DC Comics Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe (Hardcover Book)

This 400 page, hard-bound volume has over 1,000 DC Comics character descriptions from the 1930s to the present. The book was published September 29, 2008.

Ordering info: http://amzn.to/13OAfJw [affiliate link]

Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt and James Gunn On Cover of The Hollywood Reporter

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Attention 'Guardians of the Galaxy' fans! The star and director of Marvel's mega-hit superhero space saga nab the cover of the December 26, 2014 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

Check out the pic below.


Read the full story via the Tweet below.