'Ant-Man and The Wasp' Reveals Cast Including The Likes Of Michelle Pfeiffer And Laurence Fishburne

The leaked Avengers: Infinity War trailer might've stolen the show at Marvel's Comic-Con panel this year, but there were some other exciting announcements made about upcoming solo movies as well. One such announcement was the reveal of the cast and characters that will be joining Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly's Ant-Man and Wasp, and the upcoming sequel to the 2015 film. Ant-Man was a surprise hit despite early troubles after losing director Edgar Wright, and took some liberties from the comics by making Hank Pym a 70 year old Michael Douglas, and his daughter as the new Wasp. But now we know who else will be joining the returning core cast of the first film (T.I., Michael Pena, Douglas, and more).

Marvel announced that Michelle Pfeiffer will be portraying Hank Pym's wife Janet van Dyne, the past Wasp who was thought to be dead after she was lost in the quantum realm (A fate Scott Lang almost shared in the first movie). While both Hank and Hope believe Janet to be dead, this news basically confirms she is still somehow alive and will be making an appearance in the movie. Its unknown how important she will be to the plot, but its certainly exciting to see Pfieffer back in a comic book role (Previously Catwoman in Batman Returns) opposite Douglas.
Another big name announced was Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), who will be coming on board as Bill Foster. Foster was a colleague of Pym in the comics, who became Goliath and eventually the second Giant-Man. While its unlikely we'll see him suit up as Goliath in the film, its possible he had teamed up with Pym and Janet's Ant-Man and Wasp during their past missions. The other characters confirmed are Randall Park as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo and Walton Goggins as smaller villain Sonny Burch.
The new poster shown at Comic-Con featuring Lang, Van Dyne, Luis, Lang's daughter Cassie, and Pym
Lastly, we finally learned who the film's main villain will be, and that's Ghost to be played by Hannah John-Kamen (Ready Player One). The character is typically an Iron Man villain in the comics, and invents a suit that allows them to become invisible. Given Ant-Man's smaller (And less impressive) rogues gallery, the character of Ghost seems like a good fit as a villain given the fact the she also wears a tech based suit with impressive abilities.
So what do you think of the recent casting announcements for Ant-Man and The Wasp? Are you more interested in the movie now? Let us know below!

Full 'Avengers: Infinity War' Trailer Shown At Comic-Con Leaks Online For The Rest Of Us Fans

While not all of us can make it out to San Diego for Comic-Con, we still get to hear and see some of the very exciting announcements made there every year. Unfortunately, many Marvel fans were hoping the studio would drop some sort of footage from their upcoming massive team-up film; Avengers: Infinity War. But sadly, that wasn't the case, as we were limited to descriptions and left praying someone would leak the footage. Well it seems our prayers have been answered, cause not only did a piece of the trailer leak, but now a full version has popped up online. Enjoy.

Here is the full trailer that was shown:

The footage is pretty overwhelming, and matches with the descriptions we've read. It starts on a lighter tone with Thor crashing onto the windshield of Star-Lord's ship The Milano. It then gets much darker, but some highlights include Peter Parker rocking the amazing Iron Spider suit offered to him at the end of Homecoming. Another is Bucky Barnes being unfrozen and an entire army of Wakandan soldiers lead by Black Panther ready to head into battle. We also get a glimpse of an emotional scene between Tony and Peter, and a face off between Tony and Thanos. Its a lot to take in, but watch it while you still can folks.
Two parts of the full Comic-Con poster given to fans

Spidey isn't the only character we see get a makeover in this movie, as we see a badass long haired and bearded Steve Rogers (Not as Captain America). Rumor has it he has vacated the mantle and will be taking on the identity of Nomad, like he did in the comics. Black Widow also isn't sporting her trademark red hair, and instead will have blonde locks this time around. From what we can gather, Thor somehow ends up in space after the events of Ragnarok and comes across the Guardians. In the meantime, Rogers is in Wakanda where Bucky is being kept and presumably fights alongside T'Challa's army. And Scarlet Witch and Vision are both imprisoned somewhere, but its too vague to tell where.
The last Comic-Con trailer released showing the remaining missing characters from the film

So what did you think of the footage? Did it live up to your expectations? Let us know below!

'Captain Marvel' Concept Art Reveals Skrulls Will Be The Villains; Film Will Take Place In The 90s

Following the success of DC's Wonder Woman this past March, Captain Marvel will be Marvel's first attempt at having a female led solo film, and it looks as though it is gearing up to be something that may change the landscape they've built over the past few years. Thanks do San Diego Comic-Con, we've received our first look at actress Brie Larson in armor style suit that displays the traditional Captain Marvel red, gold, and navy blue color palette. We've also gotten some interesting and unexpected bits of information on the film, including who the villains will be, and what time period it will be taking place in. 

Below is some of the concept art revealed at Comic-Con for Captain Marvel:
Much to the surprise of fans, the film will apparently be taking place in the 1990s. This sets the film before the events of the first Iron Man, and will include a two eyed Nick Fury, so this may possibly hint at how Fury injured his eye. Samuel L. Jackson will of course of to be de-aged in the film using CGI, but its unknown how Carol Danvers will now fit in the modern time line. Will she be an older character? Does she not age? How the film will play into the rest of the MCU is still unclear and makes you question the fate of the heroine, as her absence has been present throughout the MCU for decades. We should expect all this to be answered in theaters two years from now. 
Yet that wasn't the only surprise fans were greeted with, as it was revealed the film's villains will be none other than the shapeshifting aliens; the Skrulls. This comes as a surprise as it was thought the rights to the characters were stuck over at Fox, and couldn't be used in the MCU. The inclusion of the Skrulls may play into some type of adaption of the Avengers: Secret Invasion storyline, in which many of the Earth's Mightiest Heros were replaced by the aliens. Further concept art shows Captain Marvel taking on a number of soldiers and this may leave us to believe that potentially she may go on to fight the likes of the Super Skrull.
How do you feel about the concept art that was released? Do you think the Infinity War sequel will touch upon this? Let us know in the comment section!

DC Announces Their Upcoming Slate Of Films Including A Surprising Adaption Of The 'Flashpoint' Storyline

As one would expect, DC's main focus at Comic-Con this year was to promote the upcoming Justice League film. But thankfully the studio had some announcements in store, clarifying their future slate of movies including Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad sequels, a Batgirl movie, Justice League Dark to name a few. But probably the most exciting of them all was their adaption of one of the most critically acclaimed storylines published by DC: Flashpoint Paradox. It has been revealed that this will be the title and plot for Ezra Miller's upcoming Flash solo film. The storyline traditionally follows the plot of the Flash stopping the death of his mother, in turn causing a shift in time and space that changes the fate of the Justice League as we know it.

One key component of the storyline is the inclusion of the Reverse Flash, but with no casting news imminent it may be somewhere in the near future that we receive any additional casting news pertaining to the Flash. The film is also still waiting on a director, with several names having been thrown around but Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future) still as the seeming favorite. Currently the only people connected with the film are Ezra Miller, who is playing the title character, Billy Krudup as his father Henry Allen, and Kiersey Clemons who will be playing his love interest Iris West.
Interesting fan theories state that the Flashpoint may be the turning point for the DCEU to try and correct mistakes believed to be made in prior DCEU films, similar to how the Fox's X-Men franchise utilized the Days of Future Past storyline in order to correct the course of the films made in the past. Will it seems unlikely the studio would want to make such drastic changes to their established universe so soon after a Justice League film, fans are hoping these changes could make things closer to how they are in the comics. The film has no release date yet, but joins a stacked slate of films including 2019's Shazam!, Suicide Squad 2, Wonder Woman 2, Batgirl, Green Lantern Corps, The Batman, and Justice League Dark.  
It is also possible that Walking Dead stars Lauren Cohen and Jeffrey Dean Morgan could reprise their roles from Batman v. Superman as Martha and Thomas Wayne. In the Flashpoint paradox, Bruce Wayne is murdered as a child during the robbery that takes place in the alley, turning his mother into an insane version of The Joker, and his father into a gun wielding version of the Dark Knight himself. Snyder cast to actors very capable of bringing these roles to life, so the idea of the coming back is both exciting and very likely at the moment. It adds a whole new layer to Bruce's parents that we have yet to see on screen in past films. 
Who would you like to see appear in the Flash solo film? Do you think we will get a true adaption of the comic and animated film? Run to the comment section below!

New Extended SDCC 'Justice League' Trailer Debuts Alongside An Alex Ross Inspired Poster

We thought the age of heroes may never come again, but at San Diego Comic-Con this year, Warner Brothers have debuted a new poster and trailer for their hero ensemble Justice League film which is scheduled to be released later this year. Ben Affleck's Batman and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman lead the band of heroes including Ezra Miller's the Flash, Ray Fisher's Cyborg, and Jason Momoa's Aquaman, against a threat in Steppenwolf. The trailer gives us a much better feel of the movie, but leaves us with many questions including how much has Joss Whedon changed of Snyder's original film, and is Superman showing up in the film after all?

Below is the all new Comic-Con trailer for Justice League:
And here is the Alex Ross inspired poster for the film:
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One thing that fans are still concerned about is the missing link within the film that is Henry Cavil's Superman, who seemingly died at the end of Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Yet it has been revealed that he will make an appearance in some capacity through a number of the promotional material and comments at the panel by cast member Gal Gadot. The new poster that debuted at SDCC 2017 clearly draws inspiration from Alex Ross, and can be considered one of the most unique comic book movie posters to date.
Another classic league member that fans have speculated to be in the film is Hal Jordan's Green Lantern, who is slightly name dropped when Steppenwolf claims that earth has "No Protectors, No Lanterns, No Kryptonians..." This, in turn, is a big reveal from the trailer showing that the fan favorite hero may be making an appearance prior to the already announced Green Lantern Corps film. Some have even speculated that he maybe be the figure Alfred is talking to at the end of the trailer rather than Superman, but its still up in the air at this point.
Currently, Avengers helmer Joss Whedon is being credited with finishing the film after original director Zack Snyder was forced to take leave from making the film due to family circumstances. Our thoughts and prayers continuously go out to the Snyder family in their time of need. Thankfully the film is in good hands with someone who knows a thing or two about superhero team-up films. The trailer gives us some great humorous moments remeniscent of The Avengers, including some lines from Ezra Miller's nervous Flash, Ray Fisher's Cyborg taking over the Batwing, and Jason Momoa's Aquaman just having a blast.
Visually it has been noted that the overall aesthetic of the film has been changed since the initial second trailer's release to the public. It is unclear how many changes were made from Snyder's original film, but that won't be determined until the film is released later on this year. While JL has already shown a more humorous side of the DCEU, this trailer highlighted on that shift in tone. Even the color pallet seems brighter and more vibrate than past trailers as you can see in the screen grabs below:
What do you look forward to from the Justice League film, and who do you think Alfred was talking to at the end of the trailer? Sound off below in the comment section!

See The DeLorean, Iron Giant, and More In The First Trailer For Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'

Comic-Con brings us so many amazing trailers, concept art, and announcements for all our favorite superhero movies. In a way, its really become what the convention is all about thanks to studios like Marvel always stealing the show. Well know one would've expected a trailer for a non-comic related movie to leave such a big impression on everyone, but Ready Player One certainly knows their demographic. Based on a book packed with 80s references and set a virtual reality video game world, Ready Player One is a nerd's dream. And as if that wasn't enough, the legend Steven Spielberg himself is going to be behind the camera for this one.

Below is the first trailer for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One:

Right off the bat, the trailer itself is already full of some blink and you'll miss it cameos and references. As soon as Sheridan's character Wade Watts enters the virtual world known as the OASIS, we can see Harley Quinn and Deathstroke walk past his avatar. We also see whats going to be his ride in the movie, the DeLorean from Back to the Future. As a huge BTTF fan, I'm excited to see the iconic car back in action. There's also a shot of the bike from Akira, Freddy Krueger getting shot in the face, and the Iron Giant (One of my favorite child movies). That's not to mention the trailer is set to a remix of Willy Wonka's Pure Imagination song. As a nerd and eighties fan myself, all these references couldn't make more more excited for the film.
I've already read people online who are skeptical of the film's plot, as the trailer focuses more on the visuals and references. We know Wade Watts character lives in a poor area called The Stacks in the year 2045, where everyone is a part of a virtual reality game called OASIS. The game's creator James Halliday (Mark Rylance) passes away, and leaves behind basically an egg hunt filled with riddles and puzzles for the gamers. Whoever wins will receive the empire left behind by Halliday, hence the key we see going into the box at the end of the trailer. 
So what did you think of the Ready Player One trailer? What other references and characters would you like to see? Let us know below!