Marvel have released there first trailer for the upcoming 'Ant Man and The Wasp' coming in July 2018. Continue for our- not so tiny - trailer breakdown!
We begin in the skyline of San Franciso, in particular, at the 7,180m Oakland Bay Bridge, California- the predominant setting of 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'.
Here we have a flashback to Captain America: Civil War (2016) in which Rudd reprised his role as Ant-Man to support Team Cap in the war against Iron Man. "I guess we'll never know- but if you had you'd never have been caught"
The specially wasp themed Marvel Studios ident is present here and it looks gorgeous!
Scott Lang is put under house arrest after the events of Civil War however it seems that Hope Van Dyne and Hank Pym are dealing with that in the next scene:
Hank and Hope are being surrounded by the FBI agents as they storm in on their escape from San Francisco, since they have minitaurised their headquarters into the size of a suitcase...
Lang looking particularly under-dressed while Van Dyne looks suitably smart for the occasion.
Here's a ship which we will see used later on in the trailer scavenging through bacteria in the Quantum Zone- possibly looking for Michelle Pfeiffer's original Wasp- Janet Van Dyne. In the first film, Hank believed entering the Quantum Zone was fatal. After all, he’d lost his wife when she shrank to a subatomic level.
Our first look at the reality bending being known as Ghost. Ghost is a Marvel Comics villain, created by writer David Michelinie and artist Bob Layton in 1987 for the pages of Iron Man #219. Ghost’s origin story is somewhat murky as we’ve only heard it through an unreliable narrator relating what Ghost told them, and the reliability of Ghost’s memories themselves are uncertain. What’s we do know is that Ghost infused his body with a unique microchip technology that he invented, and now has a “cyberpathic” connection to computer networks, making him a world class hacker. The microchips’ biggest advantage was that it gave Ghost’s stealth suit the ability to phase through the fabric of walls.
We see here, Laurence Fishburne, playing Dr. Bill Foster, who in the comics later becomes Goliath-Foster being a man with powers similar to Hank Pyms of increasing size and mass to gigantic proportions.
Here we have Ant-Man flying on...well... an ant! Similar to that of the scene in Captain America: Civil War in which he rode the arrow of Hawkeye, it seems Lang is using all means of transport to get to his desired destination. Fly-bee anyone? Ry-ant-Air? No? Okay...
Another look at our villain, Ghost, here revving up her engine. Yes. Did we mention the character is now portrayed by fabulous actress Hannah John-Kamen (Black Mirror, Tomb Raider, Ready Player One). Originally portrayed by a male in the comics, the gender switch here is another great attempt at giving amazing actresses impressive roles to play.
Another greatly impressive scene here in which the van containing Lang and Van-Dyne shrinks using their technology in order to get underneath the opponents van and ultimately throw it out the air when it re-scales back to original size.
Giant Man will be returning! However the effects are likely to be improved as we still have another 5 months til it's release.
And here she is! Our first proper look at the stunning costume for Ghost... bearing a slight resemblance to Vulture (Spiderman: Homecoming)?
Here we have Michael Peña who first appeared in the original Ant-Man movie as Luis and he seems to be reprising his role here- hopefully bringing as much humour to the role as he did previous. Make note of the same car seen above in the background of the image featuring Peña, the significance of this car is yet to be known.
The same ship as seen before (scroll up) in Hank Pym's facilities. The purpose of this vehicle is yet to be known, also, however it's been debated- as mentioned previous- to be searching for Janet Van-Dyne.
Lang's daughter, Cassie, explaining the importance of a partner to help him in his heists. Now, I wonder who that could bee...
Arguably the most memorable scene from the trailer, we see Evangeline Lilly's Wasp run across a trio of kitchen knives as she begins to grow in size ready to punch that guy in the face!
Scott: "Hang on, you gave her wings!?"
Hank: "...And blasters"
And we (almost) finish with the stunning guitar riff score almost certainly inspired by 'Ants Invasion' by Adam and the Ants which you can listen to via YouTube, and the gorgeous logo for the movie.
Not forgetting the brilliant GIANT Hello Kitty Pez! I mean, use what you have eh?
Ant Man and the Wasp comes to cinemas in July 2018
Thanks for reading and to finish, why not listen to 'Ants Invasion' by Adam and the Ants!
Trailers, Tom Cruise and Tom Hardy. What more could you want?
Monday 22nd January: Black Panther Clip Released
The first clip from Marvel’s Black Panther movie highlights T’Challa’s superhero costume, as well as a few of its special powers. See the exclusive clip below:
23rd January 2018: Full list of Oscar's 2018 Nominations Released:
Here is the full list of Oscar 90 Nominations taking place on the 4th March:
Wednesday 24th January: Deadpool 2 Trailer coming alongside Black Panther:
An official trailer for Deadpool 2 will arrive in theaters next month with Black Panther. With the Deadpool sequel now scheduled to hit the big screen in the middle of May, just two weeks after Marvel’s 'Avengers: Infinity War' it only makes sense for the film’s official trailer to hitch a ride with the first big superhero movie event of 2018.
There is currently no title for the Deadpool sequel at the moment-which could feasibly end up being called the Untitled Deadpool Movie which, going with the franchises heap of meta humour sort of has a ring to it...
Thursday 25th January: Mission Impossible VI gets official Title, Image and Synopsis:
Mission Impossible 6 now has a proper title in the form of Mission: Impossible: Fallout, along with an official synopsis and a first look image that shows Tom Cruise performing a death defying stunt in a helicopter, shown below:
The synopsis, released via Tom Cruise's Instagram Account, reads as follows:
"The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm."
Friday 26th January: Steven King's The Shining sequel 'Doctor Sleep' has director:
Director Mike Flanagan is now attached to direct Doctor Sleep, a film adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 sequel novel to his horror/thriller classic The Shining. Flanagan is fresh off directing Netflix’s critically acclaimed movie adaptation of King’s psychological thriller Gerald’s Game, and even expressed his desire to adapt King’s Shining sequel in an interview late last year.
Deadline are reporting that Flanagan has now been set to direct Doctor Sleep for Warner Brothers, and will rewrite the earlier script draft for the film penned by Akiva Goldsman who is still serving as an exec. producer. Flanagan and his producing partner Trevor Macy are currently filming The Haunting of Hill House TV series for Netflix, but it seems like Doctor Sleep will be the next project that the duo work on after that.
The description of the film is as follows: "Doctor Sleep picks up with a forty-something Danny Torrance, now struggling with the same alcoholism that haunted his father, in addition to the lingering trauma from his childhood and the supernatural visions that he experienced while “shining” as a boy. Despite his best efforts to lead a quiet life providing comfort for the dying at a small town hospice in New Hampshire (and drinking in order to suppress his psychic abilities), Danny’s existence is disrupted yet again when he is contacted by a young teenager named Abra Stone – whose own “shining” abilities have made her the target of a dangerous cult that possess un-natural powers of their own."
Saturday 27th January: Teaser trailer for Netflix's 'Mute' released:
In a Berlin of the future, a mute bartender's search for his missing lady-love takes him deeper and deeper into the city's criminal underbelly.
Alexander Skarsgard stars as Leo Beiler a mute bartender who is going up against gangsters and black market surgeons in the futuristic, neon-drenched city of Berlin.
Mute has been described by Jones himself as a futuristic, science fiction style Casablanca crossed with the neo-noir stylings of Blade Runner and more recently, Ghost in the Shell, which are the rather obvious connections here.
Sunday 28th January: Tom Hardy's Venom filming could be complete:
Tom Hardy posted a photo to Instagram of himself in what appears to be a hair and makeup trailer on the set of Venom. The photo doesn’t reveal anything new about Hardy’s Eddie Brock and the caption is confusingly lacking in punctuation, but the post seems to indicate Venom has wrapped filming. Take a look at the Instagram post:
Intriguing Tom, very intriguing....
Thank you very much for reading this week's Weekly Oddity! Stay tuned this week for more exciting news!
The new highly anticipated superhero show, Black Lightning has finally arrived, as the first episode aired on Netflix on Tuesday 23rd January.
Black Lightning has shaken the formula up a bit as this is not about Jefferson Pierce's origin story as Black Lightning, more his return into the fray of crime fighting after nine years.
As a summary this is about Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) who is a high school principle, father of two and ex superhero who returns as Black Lightning when his family gets put in danger. This show is all about police brutality and gang violence, it clearly shows what its like to be a black man in America in the modern day as Jefferson is discriminated against during the episode. The antagonist in the series Tobias Whale (Marvin Jones III) seems threatening and the introduction of him made him seem dangerous.
It is Jennifer (China Anne McClain), one of Jefferson's daughters, which makes Jefferson reassume the mantle of Black Lightning as she visits Club 100 which is notorious as a gang member hangout as he hates that idea of her being there and he is correct as if he hadn't of shown up she would have been into trouble.
Black lightning does however struggle to make its superhero action interesting compared to its character driven moments which are better. However there will be some high stakes showdowns between Tobias and Jefferson which will be tense and nerve racking as they have a lot of history together.
Overall here at ASO we extremely enjoyed it and cannot wait for the next episode as we will definitely be continuing the series and giving update and reviews throughout.
Thank you all very much for reading- return Sunday for the Weekly Oddity!
Filming photo's have emerged for two highly aniticipated releases, Marvel's 'Captain Marvel' featuring Brie Larson (2019) and BBC's 'Doctor Who' Series 11 featuring Jodie Whittaker (2018). Filming pictures and analysis are below.
In the comics, Captain Marvel is best known for her red and blue suit with the yellow Hala Star (below). The star can be seen here, but the suit she is wearing is teal/green and appears to look more like the suit worn by Mahr Vehl (a kree alien superhero) from the 'Ultimates' comics series suggesting Brie Larson is wearing a Kree uniform and not her proper supersuit in the photos featured above.
There are a couple of reasons why Captain Marvel might be in this green costume. The simplest explanation is that she appropriates it from a Kree soldier after gaining her powers. Larson, for her part, is definitely filming scenes for her solo Marvel film in the photos above. Captain Marvel takes place in the 1990s, prior to the events of Iron Man and everything that has happened in the MCU since then.
Doctor Who Series 11 Behind the Scenes:
Above we have photos officially released on the Instagram accounts of the director for Block 2 of Doctor Who Series 11. Filming has been occuring in Cape Town, South Africa for multiple weeks now with theories suggesting it could intertwine an episode with the Montgomery Bus Boycott in which Rosa Parks in 1955 refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, AL and sparked the American Civil Rights movement of the 20th century.
On some of the photos you can see the new TARDIS exterior looking whithered and more wooden than previous installments. One of the most intriguing photos is of a barren village landscape with 2 figures standing atop of buildings, looking like a familiar foe. Although their identity is being debated among fans.
Some are saying it's the shapeshifting alien race, the Zygons- this could be true as the location does resemble that of Turmezistan featured in the Series 9 Zygon 2 Parter (The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion).
However we think one of the strongest possibilities is that they are infact the Judoon. Last spotted in the Series 9 opener The Magicians Apprentice, these intergalactic police are famous for their rhinocerous like appearance. Pictured below is a photo to showing how much the silhouette above resembles the Judoon. Take note of how the gun is held and the 'skirt' goes around the legs.
However we could be totally wrong and these are new aliens. Heck, who's to say they are even aliens? All we know is that it looks very intriguing and Series 11 can't come soon enough!
What are your thoughts on Captain Marvels costume featured above, and who are the mysterious figures standing on the Doctor Who set? Let us know by commenting below!
From Gotham to a galaxy far far away, here are the top stories of 15-21st January 2018!
Monday 15th January: The Shape of Water wins Best Picture award at Producers Guild Awards.
Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance 'The Shape of Water' featuring Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones has been named the top film of 2017 at the 29th Annual 'Producers Guild of America Awards' in Los Angeles, on 13th January.
It has also recently won Best Picture awards at the Critic's Choice Movie Awards and Golden Globes. It's also been nominated for the Screen Actors Guild, The Directors Guild of America, The Writers Guild of America and the BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Awards).
The film beat the nine other nominees in the race, including The Big Sick, Call Me by Your Name, Dunkirk, Get Out, Margot Robbie's I, Tonya, Lady Bird, Molly’s Game, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep's The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and DC's Wonder Woman.
Tuesday 16th January: 2020 seemingly the release year for Marvel's Black Widow solo movie.
Scarlett Johansson's long awaited 'Black Widow' movie seems to be finally moving forward in production with Jac Schaeffer (Frozen's Olaf Adventure- yes we can't believe it either) to pen the piece. A new report suggests that the film will be released in the year of 2020- according to the Daily Mail. It's one of 3 Marvel films set to be released that year- all but one, currently under wraps by Kevin Feige.
The only film we know will be released that year will be James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3' which we discussed in last weeks Weekly Oddity.
However, the film is yet to be green lit by Marvel Studios so it could still fall apart if it doesn't come together.
Wednesday 17th January: DC all female Supervillain teamup 'Gotham City Sirens' in jeopardy.
David Ayer, screenwriter for the divisive 'Suicide Squad' movie was set to be penning the all female supervillain team-up 'Gotham City Sirens' featuring Harley Quinn, Catwoman and Poison Ivy, alongside Captain Marvel screenwriter, Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
However this may not be all bad news as in replacement we may be getting a 'Birds of Prey' adaptation instead being written by Christina Hodson. Margot Robbie is signed for the currently filming sequel, Suicide Squad 2 with Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant / Warrior) set to direct.
Also in the works is a Joker/Harley Quinn spinoff movie by Crazy, Stupid, Love directors John Requa and Glen Ficarra.
Thursday 18th January: Diablo set to make a return to Suicide Squad 2
As you may remeber in the climax to Ayer's Suicide Squad, Jay Hernandez's El Diablo was forced to sacrifice himself to defeat Incubus and save Enchantress/ June Moon. However, with filming beginning to take place in the coming days, it seems Hernandez will be returning to the franchise.
Joel Kinnaman aka Rick Flagg posted a photo of himself, Captain Boomerang actor Jai Courtney and Hernandez's Diablo working out in a gym ready for the filming to begin.
Right now, we only have one post on social media, so it’s too soon to say for certain that Diablo will return in the sequel. At the same time, Hernandez is definitely in the workout photo with Kinnaman and Courtney, so he’s sure to play some kind of role.
Friday 19th January: Tom Holland rumoured to be on set of Sony's Venon movie as Peter Parker.
Sony's much anticipated solo 'Venom' movie starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock has gained even more momentum when a rumour arose that Tom Holland will reprise his role as Peter Parker- not Spiderman- in some capacity in the movie, which would instantly connect Sony's supposedly R rated film to the family friendly MCU.
According to Jon Schnepp in a recent episode of Collider Heroes he said:
"Tom Holland was on set filming scenes on Venom for at least two days as Peter Parker. Okay, so I’m not saying Spider-Man is in the film. When I say Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is in the film, I’m saying Peter Parker is in the film."
This is still not confirmed by Marvel and/or Sony, and it probably won’t be for anytime soon – especially if it is a cameo. If this is true, the mixed signals sent by the two studios was likely a result of Sony attempting to sell their new film as part of the MCU, while Feige wanted to maintain the surprise of Peter Parker appearing.
Saturday 20th January: Star Wars 'The Last Jedi' has been pulled from ALL theatres in China.
Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII has reportedly been pulled from all Chinese theaters two weeks after it released in the country. Since the large success of The Force Awakens, it came as a surprise to see it dwindle massively within the first fortnight.
In an interview with THR Jimmy Wu, chairman of Chinese theater chain Lumiere Pavilions, exclaimed Star Wars: The Last Jedi was significantly underperforming in the country and has now been completely removed from theaters as a result. He said: “The Last Jedi has already been completely pulled from cinemas here. It’s performed much worse than we could have expected.”
The Last Jedi reached a poor $28.7 million in it's opening weekend in China, compared to the £52 million of TFA and $30 million of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The sequel to Episode 7 added only $2.4 million in its second weekend in China. And since that it has reportedly been removed from all theaters, it will end its run in the world’s second largest moviegoing market with only $31.1 million.
Sunday 21st January: James Wan's Saw franchise could reach a 9th sequel
Since 2004 we've had 8 torture filled tales of serial killer John Kramer and according to 'Bloody Disgusting' there will be a Saw IX.
Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures, producers of all the Saw films are in talks to make this a reality. However, the Jigsaw (Saw 8) co-directors Michael and Peter Spierig will not be returning to direct this new installment. It would be safe to assume that if the report is accurate, Tobin Bell- actor portraying the murderous John Kramer- will be involved at some point, having appeared in every Saw film to this date. Despite Jigsaw earning the 2nd worst opening for a Saw movie, along with cruel and unflattering reviews, it has since gone on to garner a worldwide gross of over $102m from a budget of just $10m.
All we know is that we'll keep our eyes peeled for Saw 9 appearing in the Halloweens to come...
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