Before you start your July 4th holiday weekend, we’ve got a few remaining Movie Morsels to see you off, including, yes, even more new footage from Ant-Man (hey, the film looks great so far!). There’s also a new viral video for the film featuring a veteran of Marvel Studios’ movies. Plus, the latest images from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 and The Hateful Eight, and a super-cool new guide to the costumes of Suicide Squad. Enjoy those firecrackers and BBQ, everyone!
It’s fitting that since its title superhero is named after an insect best known for swarming over picnic tables, Marvel’s Ant-Man has been carpeting us with new footage and clips these last few weeks. And with director Peyton Reed’s long-awaited film arriving on July 17th, the studio shows no signs of stopping in their quest to make sure every man, woman, and child across the globe is aware of Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang, an ex-con turned tiny titan under the tutelage of Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and her father, the original Ant-Man, Henry Pym (Michael Douglas). Here’s the latest clip showcasing more of the learning curve undertaken by Lang as he learns to master his suit’s powers:
And here’s a new viral video from Marvel, in the form of a news flash, featuring a face long familiar to Marvel movie fans:
One blessed genius has taken it upon themselves to create a handy-dandy slider with which to compare the Suicide Squad’s movie costumes with those of the team’s members when they first appeared in DC Comics. Check out the slider here.
Directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, and Viola Davis, Suicide Squad undertakes its first big-screen mission on August 5th, 2016.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
As part of its annual San Diego Comic-Con preview issue, Entertainment Weekly is showcasing plenty of the films and TV shows that will appear next week at our beloved Nerd Prom, including the final chapter in the Hunger Games screen saga, Mockingjay — Part 2. Here’s the latest pic from the movie, featuring Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) as they prepare for the final conflict in this four-film epic.
With Games of Thrones stars Natalie Dormer and Gwendoline Christie returning, and newcomer Lieutenant Jackson (True Blood star Michelle Forbes) joining the battle, director Francis Lawrence remarks, “There is some serious girl power in this movie. [Author Suzanne Collins] wrote it that way, and it’s been so much fun to inhabit.” Regarding the final Hunger Games, Lawrence (who also helmed the second and third films) adds, “It’s probably the most emotional of the bunch. And I think it’s the most satisfying of the bunch.”
Co-starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Robert Knepper, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman (in, sadly, his final film role), and Donald Sutherland, The Huger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, the first film in the series released in 3D, debuts November 20th.
The Hateful Eight
And here’s even more goodness from EW‘s Comic-Con preview issue: a new still from Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight with stars Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson:
Tarantino explains how his films fits into the subgenre of westerns that take place in the snow: “I can definitely say that as bleak as our movie is, we are definitely the funniest snow western ever made. This is funnier than The Great Silence, it’s funnier than Day of the Outlaw… Oh, yeah, funnier than McCabe & Mrs. Miller.”
Comparing his film to the TV westerns on which he was raised, like The Virginian and Bonanza with their weekly guest stars, the director says, “You wait the whole episode to find out, ‘Are they a good guy or are they a bad guy?’ So I thought, ‘What if I did a story that was made up of nothing but those characters?’ So there’s no good guys. There’s no Little Joe.”
Co-starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Walton Goggins, The Hateful Eight gets its hate on in 70mm on December 25th.
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