Ant-Man is Cast! Robocop goes super short, The Lego Movie makes a case for true heroism, Muppets Most Wanted proves the marketing department is having a lot of fun, and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit shows Pa Kent has some serious sharpshooter ability!
Alright, I have to admit Marvel caught me by surprise. I was all but certain Paul Rudd would play the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym, and they’d cast some young fucker like Zac Efron to play the new Ant-Man Scott Lang. Well, it turns out Rudd will be Scott Lang, who inherits the powers and mantle of Ant-Man from veteran actor Michael Douglas. The premise is that Douglas will be shown in some flashbacks, but ultimately play more of the old man mad scientist role to Rudd’s heroic… hero role. He’s a heroic hero. Yep.
Anyways, I’m actually excited about this. Douglas doesn’t totally suck balls, and I’d much rather see Rudd as the young guy who takes over the mantle than the old fart who can’t hack it as a superhero anymore. So… this works!
Robocop has a new TV spot today that’s only 15 seconds long. I made popcorn, then sat down, then watch it, and barely had time to get a single kernel stuck in my teeth! Well, anyways, there’s really no new footage here, but I’m excited about the flick anyways, so it’s cool.
There are also some new images from the film today, including a poster and two pics. The pic of the suit that’s silver and a lot closer to the original is much better than the black one. I get that they tried to update it and make it look cool or badass or whatever, but the original just has a better look. The black ‘tactical’ version just doesn’t work the same way. Oh well, it doesn’t look completely terrible and the film looks pretty cool, so at least we have that going for us.
The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie has a new TV spot that gives us a taste of Channing Tatum playing Superman, but ultimately makes a case for who the real hero of the film is: a normal dude named Emmett. We’re screwed. Well, I’d have picked Batman, but that’s me and I’m always right.
Muppets Most Wanted
Honestly, if Muppets Most Wanted is half as good as the commercials it’s gonna be great. The marketing department is clearly have a blast making funny, fake internet conversations talking about how the film got screwed by not getting nominated for 247 awards, even though it’s not out yet, and they do a solid job of mocking internet comment boards, with the accurate spelling, and constant need of people to try to tell you how they got rich. Funny stuff.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has a new film clip of Kevin Costner’s handler character providing sniper support for Jack as he (I think) tries to save his wife from the bad guys. It’s a decent scene, and shows how badass a sniper can be. Personally, I like to storm the trenches unaided by sniper cover fire, but I’m a total badass and essentially Batman.