Marvel & Google Take You Deeper Into the World of 'Ant-Man'
Published Jul 31, 2015
By Marc Strom
Newsfront With Christine Everhart
Explore the story of Marvel's 'Ant-Man' with 4 original in-world videos!
The story of Marvel’s “Ant-Man” deepened in exciting new ways in the past few weeks as we partnered with Google for a series of in-world videos from the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
Three videos from WHIH News and another from WIRED Insider gave you more of the backstory on Scott Lang, Darren Cross, and Hank Pym leading up to the film, but don’t worry if you missed any because we’ve collected them all here for you on Marvel.com.
First, Mashable broke a video featuring Christine Everhart covering not only the aftermath of the Avengers’ battle with Ultron in Sokovia, but also a profile on Scott Lang. Ahead of Lang’s release from prison, Everhart reminded viewers about Lang’s story as she announced an exclusive interview with the man on the eve of his release from prison. Learn more about Lang’s Robin Hood-style crime against Vista Corp after the company stole millions from its customers below:
Next, Buzzfeed brought fans security footage of Scott Lang’s break-in to the Vista Corp CEO’s home, where he accessed the comanpy’s secure database in order to return $4,000,000 to tens of thousands of allegedly mismanaged customers. Before Scott fled the scene, though, he disengaged the house’s exterior cameras, and the homeowner’s car managed to find a unique new parking spot while the cameras were off:
Meanwhile, WIRED Insider sat down with Pymtech CEO Darren Cross. During the profile, Cross spoke about how what really intrigued him with the company was what he found in the group’s cold storage, while also hinting at a major new product coming from Pymtech. Cross also addressed allegations that he’d forced the company’s founder Hank Pym out in order to take charge himself before the interview was abruptly cut short:
Finally, Everhart delivered on her promise of an exclusive interview with Lang prior to his release from prison in a video posted once again by Mashable. During the interview, Lang defended his actions and reiterated his claims that Vista Corp had defrauded tens of thousands of its customers and that his “theft” was actually a “refund” to those same victims. Tensions flared between Lang and Everhart, however, and you can see how the interview went down yourself right here:
Let us know what you thought of Ant-Man’s theatrical debut at the official “Ant-Man” page on Facebook or @AntMan on Twitter, and get your tickets now to see Scott Lang’s inaugural adventure all over again!
Add Peter Parker's homemade suit to your Hot Toys collection!
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is officially home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! The young Peter Parker was introduced in “Captain America: Civil War” last year and his surprising appearance has made fans hungry for more. This summer, the webslinger will swing back into action, juggling his budding super hero career with frantic high school life in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
As fans everywhere are counting down to the release of the movie, Hot Toys is excited to announce the 1/6th scale collectible figure of the beloved Spider-Man wearing his homemade outfit! Expertly crafted based on Tom Holland’s appearance in the movie, the Spider-Man (Homemade Suit Version) collectible figure features a newly developed Peter Parker head sculpt as well as a masked head sculpt with three sets of interchangeable eyepieces for making a variety of facial expressions. It also comes with a finely tailored outfit with web-shooters, an assortment of spider-web shooting effect parts, and a specially designed dynamic figure stand with movie logo.
Welcome Spidey home and add him in your Hot Toys collection! For more from Hot Toys, visit their website.
Join RealD 3D for a Guardians of the Galaxy Double Feature
Published Mar 24, 2017
By Christine Dinh
On May 4, catch the Guardians of the Galaxy Double Feature and receive an exclusive mini poster!
Join Star-Lord, Groot and the rest of the gang for Guardians of the Galaxy Double Feature exclusively in RealD 3D on Thursday May 4 at 4:30pm for a showing of Guardians of the Galaxy followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at select locations. Theatre guests will receive an exclusive mini poster and souvenir collectible button set.
Take a look at the exclusive mini poster and souvenir collectible button set above!
Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Gets 10 New Character Posters
Published Mar 23, 2017
By Christine Dinh
Your favorite space scoundrels get posters for Marvel Studios' 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' out May 5!
Get a new look at Peter Quill and his band of unlikely heroes in 10 new cosmic character posters for Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” in theaters May 5!
Take a look at your favorite Guardians Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Baby Groot (Vin Diesel), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Drax (Dave Bautista), above! We’ve also got character posters for a couple misfits they’ve picked up along the way — Ego (Kurt Russell), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), and Yondu (Michael Rooker).
Plus, check out a new IMAX poster, exclusive to participating IMAX theaters, shared by director James Gunn, for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” directly below!
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 IMAX Poster – Those who have followed me awhile know that IMAX is…
'Thor: Ragnarok' Brings the Thunder With 9 New Images
Published Mar 17, 2017
By Marc Strom
Get your first glimpse at Thor's new look, Valkyrie & more from 'Thor: Ragnarok'!
Thor shows off his new do, Valkyrie arrives on the scene, and much more in the first nine images from Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok”!
Get your first look at Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Cate Blanchett as Hela, and Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster along with behind-the-scenes shots of the stars working with director Taika Waititi and a reunion between Thor and Bruce Banner!
See the Peter Quill figure from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
Published Mar 15, 2017
By Blake Garris
Preview this brand new statue from Kotobukiya!
It’s been three years since the smash hit, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” where the galaxy was saved from Ronan the Accuser and the Kree fleet by a group of misfits and outlaws with nothing but pure will (and a little groove) on their side. From the long-awaited sequel, Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, comes the now infamous Star-Lord, a.k.a. Peter Quill, and the re-born Groot in 1:6 (ARTFX) scale!
Star-Lord is rendered in exacting detail (by referencing actual film assets) in a pose to blow you away with his quad blasters! You can enjoy various display options through the additional headpieces by switching out his helmeted head, or taking on and off his headphones. Groot now appears in his cute mini form, and can ride on Star-Lord’s shoulder or walk alongside him!
Available September 2017. For more from Kotobukiya, visit their website.
Get Ready! The Guardians Are Here with a World Premiere of A New Trailer
Published Mar 1, 2017
By Christine Dinh
Anyone can save the galaxy once. Obviously.
In anticipation of the earthbound release of Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” on May 5, Chris Pratt, who stars as Star-Lord, made a special appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to drop the world premiere of the new trailer! Take a look at your favorite intergalactic misfits saving the galaxy a second time in the new trailer above!
Because we love you, here’s a new Guardians poster below!
Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” and follow @Guardians on Twitter and like the official Guardians of the Galaxy page on Facebook for the latest!
Go inside production of the popular Japanese magazine with C.B. Cebulski!
As more and more fans catch on around the world, Marvel has started to see a growing recognition in international media. A popular Japanese magazine called “Pen Plus” recently devoted an entire issue to all things Marvel.
We caught up with C.B. Cebulski, who helped arrange this Marvel extravaganza.
Marvel.com: Can you give us a little background on the “Pen Plus” Marvel issue?
C.B. Cebulski: We’ve seen the Marvel brand growing in Asia pretty rapidly, especially over the last three to five years. But we’ve had a bit of a tougher time in Japan, honestly, because we see so much domestic competition, from the large amount of manga and anime, to a lot of home-gown, live-action hero shows. Even the domestic film industry in Japan does extremely well, both live-action and animation. But over the last few years, that has started to change, thanks not only to our films but also some of the things that Disney Japan has done with apparel and with the “Marvel Tsum-Tsum” game that came out last year—just some really innovative ideas. So we’ve seen a lot of focus on the characters, the heroes, and everyone loves the red brick logo.
“Pen” approached us through Disney Japan, and they didn’t just want to do an article, they wanted to do a whole issue, from the first page to the last page, focusing on Marvel. The primary writer was Akihide Yanagi.
Marvel.com: Can you tell us a little more about “Pen Plus”?
C.B. Cebulski: “Pen Plus” is a very prestigious Japanese magazine in terms of pop culture, design, and that young adult audience of 20- and 30-somethings who consider themselves worldly, international, and into cool photography and cool topics.
Marvel.com: How did you get involved with this project?
C.B. Cebulski: They approached one of our friends at Disney Japan, Michiko Hashida. I’d consider her one of Marvel’s biggest supporters in the Disney Japan organization. She works really tirelessly to help build Marvel, not just because it’s her job but because as a fan, she also loves this stuff. And she got in touch with the editor at “Pen Plus,” Yoshihiro Watanabe, who had this idea and brought it to me. We in turn brought it to Dan Buckley, Axel Alonso, and Tom Brevoort at Marvel, and arranged everything from there. It included a trip for them to New York to meet with the editors and do photo shoots for two days, they went to the set of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for a couple days, they had access to Marvel Studios. So it was really comprehensive, anything you could possibly want to know about Marvel. Then they went back to Japan, talked to a lot of our partners there about what comics they’d published, they talked to Japanese celebrities who love Marvel, and really showed Marvel as the cool company we all know it is but other people there might not.
Marvel.com: What was your experience like, connecting with others at the magazine?
C.B. Cebulski: I loved it. I could sit here and talk about Marvel all day. I’ve loved Marvel since I was a kid, and I have the dream job; I wake up every day with a smile on my face. And in working with “Pen Plus,” it struck me as interesting because I take certain things for granted; I assume that people know about Peter Parker, or they know who’s under the Iron Man armor. But talking to people who don’t know that stuff, it always feels eye-opening for me to realize how much I know about Marvel, but how little I sometimes know about what other people know about Marvel, and how much room we have to grow, and that really helps me do my job.