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Uncivil Trailer: Captain America: Civil War!

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The first trailer for Captain America: Civil War premiered tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It’s got a lot of intriguing moments: Falcon in the movie version of his more colorful comics costume; Cap reuniting with Bucky Barnes; the growing rift between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark; the first look at Prince T’challa of Wakanda aka Black Panther, and more.

This is an exciting trailer, folks – and it suggests an even more exciting movie. Check it out after the jump. Captain America: Civil War

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Marvel’s Phase Three Includes Ant-Man Sequel!

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Marvel is high on Ant-Man. So much so that the diminutive superhero has been given a sequel that will introduce the Wonderful Wasp – Ant-Man And The Wasp – on July 6, 2018.

Not only does this come as a bit of a surprise, Ant-Man And The Wasp has caused a reshuffling of Marvel’s Phase Three slate: Black Panther, which formerly had Ant-Man’s new release date, is being moved forward to Febraury 16, 2018, and Captain Marvel moves to March 8, 2019. For details, follow the jump.

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Fourth Wall-Breaking Trailer: Deadpool!!!!!

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Deadpool is the Marvel movie we never thought we’d get after that Wolverine origin thingy. We were wrong.

Beyond the jump lies a red band trailer that is pure Deadpool. There’s blood and laughter, and banter and breaking the fourth wall.

In short, it seems they got it right – and is Ryan Reynolds ever the right guy to be playing the Merc with a Mouth. Check out the defiantly NSFW trailer following the jump.

Deadpool opens on February 12, 2016.

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Ant-Man – Go small Or Go Home!

Marvel's Ant-Man..Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)..Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal..? Marvel 2014
Marvel’s Ant-Man..Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)..Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal..? Marvel 2014

Ant-Man will likely be the best superhero movie of the year. Following in the wake of the huge Avengers: Age of Ultron, it was a canny move for Marvel to go small – it enabled the Peyton Redd directed movie to cheerfully subvert superhero movies while being a terrific one itself.

As an Edgar Wright fan, I can tell you that his fingerprints are all over the movie – who else would’ve come up with the idea to spoof every movie fight on a moving train ever in such a crazy way? Am I right? But while Ant-Man may not have the unique flourishes Wright might have provided, it still strikes almost all the right notes to be the most loopily funny and purely entertaining Marvel movie not called Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Here’s Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man!

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Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have found their Peter Parker/Spider-Man. He is Tom Holland who received critical raves for his performances in Wolf Fall and The Impossible – and is one of the stars of the upcoming The Heart of the Sea.

Jon Watts (Cop Car) has been named director of the as yet untitled Spider-Man movie.

Feige commented, “As with James Gunn, Joss Whedon, and the Russo brothers, we love finding new and exciting voices to bring these characters to life.  We spent a lot of time with Jon and find his take and work inspiring.”

Producer Amy Pascal added, “Sony, Marvel, Kevin and I all knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying one of the most well-known characters in the world.  With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

For more, follow the jump.

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Captain America: Civil War Begins Production

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Marvel Studios has begun production Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The film has an ambitious arc – ‘after another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.’

Captain America: Civil War will feature appearances by the Avengers cast as well as Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Agent 13/Sharon Carter (Emily Van Camp), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross (William Hurt), Brock Rumlow/Crossbones (Frank Grillo) and as yet to be revealed characters played by Daniel Brühl and Martin Freeman.

Captain America: is set for release on May 16, 2016. For more, follow the jump.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron – Super Superhero Fun!

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Three years ago, Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers blew everyone away by taking a group off characters who should never have been in the same room together and making us believe that they could save the world together. It was fresh and new and shiny.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is not fresh and new and shiny – but it is a fresh look at why these characters should, in fact, be in the same room even as cracks appear in the team that foreshadow less happy things to come.

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