SDCC 2022: Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd Reflect on the ‘Ant-Man’ Franchise

On the Hall H press line, Ron from POC Culture spoke to the stars of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to talk about the film that will officially kick off Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2023.

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Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd Talk ‘The Shrink Next Door’ on Apple TV+

Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd star as Marty and Dr. Ike in The Shrink Next Door. The highly anticipated limited series is inspired by true events and an original podcast of the same name. The first three episodes premiered globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 12. One new episode is being released weekly, every Friday. Ferrell and Rudd both also serve as executive producers on the project.

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NOC Interview: Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon Discuss ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon star in the next chapter of the original Ghostbusters universe, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Rudd portrays Mr. Gary Grooberson and Coon takes on the role of Callie. Based on the 1984 classic, the new film will be released exclusively in movie theaters on November 19.

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Watch the New Trailer for ‘The Shrink Next Door’ on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has shared the official trailer for The Shrink Next Door! The new eight-episode limited series stars Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Kathryn Hahn, and Casey Wilson. The first three episodes will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 12. Following that, one new episode will be released weekly, every Friday.

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The Avengers Assemble for the ‘Endgame’

“We’re in the endgame now.” The ominous words of Doctor Strange rang in everyone’s ears almost  one year ago today. After months of crazy anticipation, and intense speculation by fans, we’re finally going to get closure and see what those words truly mean.

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I Saw Ant-Man, You Should Too

[Disclaimer: I did not see Ant-Man in 3-D. Minor spoilers ahead. I know nothing about the Ant-Man character, aside from the Ultimates storyline and what I remember from the ’70s and ’80s.]

I went to see Ant-Man on a whim. My not being all-in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe is pretty well-known, so I wasn’t too sure if I was going to see it. I am glad I did. Most people will compare it to the other MCU films and find it lacking. It isn’t the universe/dimension/globe-spanning adventure of the other films, and this is precisely why I liked it.

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Five Takeaways From the New Ant-Man Teaser

After years toiling in development hell — along with Iron Man and Captain America, Ant-Man was one of the studio’s first announced self-financed properties — two directors and several insect-sized teases, Marvel Studios’ latest attempt to dominate the moviegoing world with more C- and D-list superheroes was finally revealed during ABC’s debut of Agent Carter and it’s possible the House of Ideas has done it again. After the break, we run down a few of the things that caught our eye as we wait for Ant-Man to become the latest Marvel hero to emerge from the summer blockbuster season as a household name.

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NOCs of the Roundtable: This Is Ant-Man

For fans that follow superhero movie casting news, the role of Ant-Man — in Edgar Wright’s 2015 entrant into the Marvel Cinematic Universe — has been a source of speculation for years now. Interestingly enough, though it looks like Ant-Man will be heading up Phase 3 of the MCU, it was actually one of the first independently financed films greenlit and announced by the newly christened Marvel Studios (along with other obscure art films like Captain American and Iron Man) and Wright was hired to direct all the way back in 2006. Marvel teasing an Ant-Man film has been a staple of  Comic-Con ever since.

So, it’s been a pretty long ride to get to today’s news that Apatow-alum Paul Rudd (This is 40, Anchorman) is in talks to play the title role.I’m a big Paul Rudd fan so this could be pretty exciting. In fact, I must concur with my man Josh Wigler:

Picture Downey’s Stark, Ruffalo’s Banner and Rudd’s Pym hanging out at a S.H.I.E.L.D. lab, studying Infinity Gems and scarfing down shawarma. If that visual doesn’t get you going, then we can’t be friends.

Of course, not all the Nerds shared my sentiments. To the Roundtable!

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