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    Watch: What if ‘Ant-Man’ was directed by Werner Herzog

    Is a Werner Herzog superhero movie on the horizon? Nope, but this is pretty close. Filmmaker Patrick (H) Williams begged the questions, “what if Werner Herzog made a superhero movie?” with one of the most recent offerings, Marvel’s Ant-Man. It’s a clever video with Herzog-esque voiceover and dialogue going over images of the hero, Scott […] More

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    To Better Know a Hero: Ant-Man

    Ant-Man is a superhero identity that’s actually been used by three different characters of note and, despite the fact that Lang is the character being used in the Marvel Studios feature film, he is, arguably, the least of the three characters. Hank Pym originated the identity and though he quickly discarded it in favor of the more overtly powerful Giant-Man (using his size-changing Pym Particles to get bigger instead of smaller, a switch Pym-creator Stan Lee has said was triggered by artists failing to depict the world around the shrunken Pym in proper perspective), it was as Ant-Man that Pym helped co-found the Avengers (and come up with their name), and though he quickly left the specific Ant-Man identity behind, Pym remains a stalwart member of the Avengers. More

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    Will Phase Three End the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

    Ant-man hits theaters on Friday, and with its release marks the end of Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Phase Three kicking-off next May. Depending on how big of a Marvel fan you are, this news will come as either exciting, or painfully boring. A surprise appearance by Agent Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in […] More

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    SOS This Week #14: All Remakes Are Not Created Equal

    This week marks the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future, which seems like a perfect time to wonder if Hollywood has any plans on remaking it. Ask Robert Zemeckis, and the answer is a flat out “no”. We groan about remakes, but your childhood isn’t sacred, and there’s a fine line between a remake […] More

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