Good news, everybody! The Marvel Cinematic Universe production machine is kicking back into some kind of gear! The TV shows have resumed filming, and work is apparently being done on Ant-Man 3 because Deadline has announced the casting of actor Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror!
Marvel hasn’t officially commented on the role, but Deadline isn’t about to report something like this without some confidence. So I would say this is pretty solid casting news.
And it’s cool news, too! Kang the Conqueror stands to be a great villain, and hopefully Majors isn’t just going to be part of Ant-Man 3. Why is he part of a considerably small movie, instead of Avengers 5? Because Ant-Man has led the charge into time travel in the MCU, and Kang is all about that stuff!
Plus, rumors are apparently also swirling that Ant-Man 3 will be a kick-off for the Young Avengers, what with the older Cassie Lang surely getting ready to suit up herself. And Kang was a big part of the Young Avengers.
So this is all exciting news! I haven’t seen Majors in anything yet, but he’s been getting a ton of roles recently. I’m due to start watching him in Lovecraft Country any day now, just gotta get around to starting.
Hooray for new MCU news!
The How It Should Have Ended people have finally come out with their Ant-Man and the Wasp cartoon, which should have come out on Tuesday! What the heck, guys? You gotta be quicker on the SEO draw! Anyway, watch and enjoy.
Though I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that there are valid reasons why Ant-Man and the Wasp didn’t rush off to help out at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. I mentioned them before, but you gotta remember, the alien attack on New York City lasted all of a half an hour, and then Tony Stark went missing. Then everything else happened in secret in Wakanda.
There’s no way Hank and Hope would let Scott run off chasing alien rumors, and there’s no way Scott would just take the suit and run off again without permission. So it’s perfectly reasonable that Scott and Hope didn’t rush off to help. How would they even get to New York City or Wakanda?
Predictably, I expected the various YouTube parody videos to make their rounds today celebrating Ant-Man and the Wasp. I have been partially correct so far, at lest.
Enjoy the Honest Trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp!
Love me some Honest Trailers!
If and when the How It Should Have Ended video drops today, I’ll add that to this post!
Ant-Man and the Wasp comes out on DVD today, for people who still use DVDs. I’ll probably Red Box it this weekend, for people who still use Red Box. This being the case, there’s bound to be a bunch of funny Ant-Man and the Wasp internet stuff I can share today.
Let’s start with this big video of all the bonus features, deleted scenes and bloopers.
Yeah, fun stuff! It’s a good movie and I look forward to watching it again, and seeing Ant-Man and the Wasp show up in Avengers 4.
The growing Ant-Man franchise might not be the biggest money-maker for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I still love it like all the rest! In fact, I kind of love it a little more, because Ant-Man is my favorite superhero in the MCU. And I’m so glad that his movies are so much fun!
Movie Rating: 8/10 – Very Good.
I’m a little disappointed that we’ve got to wait all the way until March for Captain Marvel. That’s a long wait! Of course, I say that knowing that years fly by like the snap of a finger in adulthood, and it will be March before we know it, and we’ll be complaining that, “Jeez, it’s already March”, and another entire year will have passed to bring me and all of us closer to the grave…
But hey! Ant-Man and the Wasp! Join me after the jump for my full review. And expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie!