War Machine reveals how the stakes have been raised, his road to recovery and suiting up.

Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War” demonstrated that Marvel’s heroes are not infallible or untouchable. That statement rings the most true for James Rupert Rhodes who found the Avengers dismantled and himself paralyzed needing to learn how to walk again. Now Tony Stark’s best friend is ready for action in “Avengers: Infinity War”…with some minor hesitation, that is. After the last gathering of heroes, Rhodey’s trepidation is understandable.

Don Cheadle, who plays War Machine, opened up with Marvel.com and other members of the press from the set of “Avengers: Infinity War” and talked of Rhodey’s apprehension about the Marvel Cinematic Universe culmination—and above all, Rhodey’s ultimate loyalty.

Last we saw, Rhodey was caught in the crossfire of “Civil War.” Cheadle foreshadowed how this sets the bar for Rhodey’s approach to “Infinity War,” “The stakes have been raised. And we understand that we’re not invincible and super heroes can go down.”

“He was always somewhat straddling with having Tony as a friend and trying to support him and do what he needed, being outside of the lines, but still somehow trying to stay within the chain of command and the military man that he is,” acknowledged Cheadle. “That’s become more fraught and probably more frayed as the storylines go forward.”

At the end of “Civil War,” Rhodey’s injuries were severe. “Clearly there was a pretty significant moment…where he was accidentally shot out of the air by Vision…who is now my mortal enemy,” shared Cheadle. The mishap during battle is something that is always in the back of Rhodey’s mind, “There’s innuendo. There’s shots taken. There’s things said. Don’t want certain people behind me. I’m gonna keep an eye on everybody, I wanna keep that jewel in front of me, not behind me,” recounted Cheadle about Vision. “He’s negotiating this reunion and his rejoining this team.”

Thanks to Stark technology we will most likely see War Machine in action again. On his new rig, Cheadle jested, “Of course he had to put his name on [it]. So Tony! Like I’m gonna not know who made them.” Getting himself battle ready, however, is a state of mind, Cheadle explained, “You might see him suit back up again. Although that’s gonna be a thing for him to put that suit back on. Last time he was in it, it didn’t go so well. It’s something that he’s fighting to put behind him but absolutely, it creeps up.”

Teammates aren’t the only concern going into “Infinity War.” Cheadle stressed how alien beings and cosmic unknowns aren’t exactly War Machine’s cup of tea, “Rhodey would prefer to deal with real world things and that’s kind of what he understands. When we start leaving the planet and talking about things coming from outer space, he’s like, ‘Dude, I don’t even know what that…what is that? I know how to fight guys and in tanks and weapons—that’s something that’s beyond my pay grade.’ But he’s been thrown into the deep end, so they are all way in [with] this one. So everybody’s gonna have to figure it out on their feet.”

Keeping the secrecy of the “Infinity War” script is difficult and was something the actors had to get used to. “It’s very interesting on set obviously when you don’t know the entirety of everything and things are changing real time. It keeps you on your toes, that’s for sure. But it’s ultimately exciting and it’s as fun for us sometimes discovering it as it is for the audience,” teased Cheadle. “Cause we’re like oh, we had no idea how that was gonna turn and the story is really intricate and pretty, it’s very different I think from what I’ve seen, what I have read.”

Aside from the multitude of characters, Cheadle believes “Infinity War” separates itself by its own determination, “It has a little bit of a different feel than the last movies have. There’s a little more gravitas. And it kind of has to be that way. I don’t think you can keep doing the same kind of thing in this franchise over and over. You have to try to bring in some more serious elements. Rhodey being injured was a part of it, starting the ‘oh wait, people can really get hurt.’ Things can really go south for these characters.”

As big as the “Infinity War” cast is, when they get together it’s like a family reunion. “Whenever you have all of us back together again and we haven’t seen each other for awhile, there feels like there’s a period of like [a] kind of giddiness.” Cheadle described the vibe on set, “Everyone’s kind of catching up and we’re performing for each other a lot of times. Trying to crack each other up and be there in those kinds of ways for each other. So it’s always fun coming back.”

See the gang all together again when “Avengers: Infinity War” opens in theaters on April 27. Get tickets on Fandango now! Stay tuned to Marvel.com, follow @Avengers on Twitter, and Like “The Avengers” on Facebook for the latest on the Avengers as it develops!

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Director Peyton Reed describes his inspirations and cinematic influences.

Team ups are the best way to fight crime, having someone by your side just makes the job easier. In Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne are fighting together at last, and the duo makes a stronger team than ever before.

During a set visit for a small group of press last summer, director Peyton Reed talked about the pair up and how stories from a galaxy far, far away had an influence on his inspiration for this second Marvel Studios installment.

The Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) BTS on set.

“Ant-Man and The Wasp” distances itself timewise from the last film, and that was done purposefully. “When you’re doing a sequel or a next movie, I always like the ones where the starting off point, the jumping off point for the characters is different than when you left them,” observed Reed. “And again, I know that everyone who’s ever made a second installment of something refers to the ‘Empire Strikes Back’ as the gold standard.”

“As a kid—I was sixteen when that movie came out—and I loved that…they really leapt ahead. The heroes are somewhere else now and the audience has to kind of catch up to what’s going on and what happened,” said Reed. “They’re forwarded in terms of their character, but also in terms of their circumstances and that felt like something we really wanted to do.”

Director Peyton Reed, Paul Rudd (Ant-Man/Scott Lang) and The Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) BTS on set.

Reed explained how that part of that time jump also had to do with Ant-Man being recruited for a very special mission, “It also felt like because of what happened with Scott Lang—in the brief time he’s in ‘Civil War’—we couldn’t ignore those circumstances.”

As far as the development, Reed was heavily influenced by some of his favorite movies with stories on the run. “Well, we just, in terms of when we first started talking about what ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ would look and feel like, and the kind of movie we wanted to make,” shared Reed. “I definitely started talking about things like ‘After Hours’ and ‘Midnight Run’ and these things where there’s a lot of forward momentum and there’s almost a road movie quality to the movie in that way.”

The importance of a pressing timeline was key. “We wanted to really get outside and explore those elements and the urgency was really about trying to graft this idea of sort of a search and rescue movie onto that where there was this ticking clock,’ explained Reed.

Reed saw the possibility of Janet van Dyne alive in the Quantum Realm setting the tone for the film. “It’s an impossible thing, scientifically, but also if there’s urgency and there’s maybe a window of time they have to do it,” Reed added. “It’s about collecting the people, the things, everything they need to do that.”

The difference between “Ant-Man” and its sequel became immediately apparent. “The first movie, really the tempo was more of a like a heist movie and this wanted to be a little more of an Elmore Leonard vibe,” revealed Reed. “You know, where we have villains, but we also have antagonists, and we have these roadblocks to our heroes getting to where they need to be.”

Aside from the change in story tempo, now Ant-Man has a team thanks to the addition of Hope van Dyne. The Wasp finally gets her time to shine. “From the get go, and particularly when we decided this movie’s going to be ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’— not ‘Ant-Man with The Wasp,'” said Reed. “It’s ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp,’ and so it is important to tell those stories separately and invest in each.”

Reed described how Hope got to explore her own emotional journey. “Each of the characters’ journey and arc in the movie and one of the big things about this, it’s kind of what’s going on with Hope and the fact that the mission that is happening with her—entirely separate of Scott—is vital,” divulged Reed.

The Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Director Peyton Reed on set BTS.

“It’s her mission. It’s not her dad’s mission; it’s her mission. Hank and Hope are working together, but it’s really Hope leading the charge and that was an important thing when we started talking about what was going on is the what and why in this mission—that there may be certain points in this movie where she sees Scott as a liability,” hinted Reed.

“I think that was important because, you know,  there are aspects of this movie that are like a two-hander action movie and there’s aspects of it that are like a two-hander romantic comedy and for me, we’ve done a little bit of both,” said Reed describing the duo’s chemistry.

For Hope, the mission is so much more. “It’s important to get that balance and have her be a fully fleshed out character with motivations and the other questions we talked about, with the search and rescue aspect is if it is, trying to find Janet van Dyne,” stated Reed.

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What's in store for the web-head?

Posting a video to fans online following an appearance at ACE Seattle Comic Con, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland, apologized to fans for not having any big announcements to share.

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At the end of the video above, he revealed some excitement about diving into the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel script pondering what could be in store for Peter Parker following the events of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War.” Eagle-eyed fans spotted the script title on-screen as “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”

Is this the official title for the Spidey sequel? What are our heroes fates following “Avengers: Infinity War”? Time will tell. In the meantime, keep it on Marvel.com for all Marvel Studios-related news!

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A modern update on a classic Marvel villain!

When Ant-Man returns to the big screen fighting side by side with Wasp in Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” they’ll have a new foe to battle in the Marvel villain, Ghost!

Actress Hannah John-Kamen is making her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and she talked about how it felt to play the mysterious character whose story received a contemporary update for the film.

Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen)

The Ghost first appeared in 1987 as a male character and a foe for Iron Man. “The kind of gender swapping from male to female—you can look at comic books written so long ago….” John-Kamen cheered the update. “And it’s nice to like go, do you know what? This is a modern—it’s a modern world. It’s again freeing to be able to take that character and go, yeah, that can be played by a male or female and that’s definitely forward thinking. And that’s been amazing to be able to do.”

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A Marvel fan herself, John-Kamen studied for her villainous role by doing research and comparing the similarities or differences between the comics and the movies. Working with director Peyton Reed was also a plus, “I mean Peyton’s amazing. It’s so good to work with a director who is such a fan of the world that we’re all working on.”

Regardless of the characters of movies that came before in the MCU, her character in particular is pretty much a tabula rasa. “With any role, it’s always a blank slate to carve anything, whether you’re playing a super hero, a villain, anything from any comic,” explained John-Kamen. “It’s important as an actor to have your own input, interpretation of that anyway.”

Unlike several heroes and villains, Ghost doesn’t have an alter ego—an aspect John-Kamen enjoyed. “It’s freeing, it’s very freeing,” shared John-Kamen. “To play this character, and whether you were in the suit or not, what the perception of the character is, it’s just a new character. And when it’s a new character, there is freedom with that.”

Get a closer look at Ghost for yourself when Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” debuts in theaters on July 6. Get tickets on Fandango now!

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It’s all about the little things!

Legendary actor Michael Douglas knows a thing or two about the family business, both in real life and in the role of Dr. Hank Pym. From the set of Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” he talked with a small group of press about Hank’s hopeful but wary future for the heroes he helped mold, as well as his first time using a green screen on set.

Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas)

When we left off from Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man,” Hank held back his daughter Hope and mentored a new hero to take on the role he created. This time around it’s a team effort. “It’s much more a team, you know,” said Douglas. “The catharsis is going over. She’s older. There’s much more a sense of working together as partners, as a team.”

As far as relationships, Douglas believed Pym is still cautious of anyone getting close to his daughter. “I don’t think [Lang’s] changed a whole lot,” joked Douglas. “He still looks at [him] as not being the right choice for [his] daughter Hope. He still looks a little judgmental. They see you—she can do a little better.”

From the first time we saw Scott Lang as Ant-Man, a lot has happened, including an appearance as Giant Man in Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War,” which certainly didn’t help for relations with Pym. “Yeah he’s pretty pissed off about that. He really is. It largely sets the initial tone between Scott and Hank on this one, that you know he didn’t share much information with Dr. Pym,” chided Douglas.

Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) BTS on set.

Hank Pym being closed off comes from an emotional place. “He’s just obsessed with this love of his life, truthfully,” explained Douglas. “He’s upset; he lost everything, but he’s very wealthy. A lot of this was based upon hopeful wishes you know. Thinking hopefully to the future.”

Douglas reflected, “It’s all about a deep love; she’s never gone. But 30 years’ a long time.”

It’s hard to believe, but despite Douglas’ long career in film, he’s never had the opportunity to work with a green screen until becoming part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “I love this whole experience right. I mean it’s so– I don’t know if it’s Hank Pym, but it’s green screen,” commented Douglas. “I’ve never [done] green screen in my life you know?”

The whole practice was new and amazing to the veteran actor. “It’s the whole idea of talking to an ant on your shoulder and the characters see the the breath of imagination and what you can do you now, it’s like, staggering,” said Douglas.

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Hope van Dyne is ready for action in the July 6 film!

When we last saw Hope van Dyne in Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man,” she was ready to take on the mantle of The Wasp, brand new costume and all. With Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp”  in theaters July 6, we’ll finally get to see her in action alongside Scott Lang!

On a set visit for a small group of reporters last year, Evangeline Lilly revealed Hope’s internal struggles and how the hero copes with finally getting the heroic role she’s been waiting for her whole life.

Director Peyton Reed and The Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) BTS on set.

When we begin “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” it’s been two years since we’ve seen our shrinking heroes and a lot has changed. As suspected at the end of “Ant-Man,” Hope van Dyne is more than ready to show the world her strength and potential. “Instead of seeing her evolved into a super hero, I think that the leap we take with the audience is we all believed by the end of “Ant-Man” she’s ready to be a super hero,” observed Lilly.

Since The Wasp has been ready to take on her heroic role her whole life, the necessity of an origin story wasn’t a factor. “We make that leap of faith of saying, you know, she’s kickass,” remarked Lilly on Hope’s present skillsets. “Let her just do that and be that, and then let’s explore some of the other emotional through-lines of her life and her story.”

No two heroes are the same. “Scott is just incredibly lovable, easygoing, and relaxed about things,” explained Lilly on how Hope and Scott take very different approaches to their heroism. “Even when it seems like things are as dire as they can be, you have this sense that he’s kind of okay inside. Hope is generally not okay inside. But what I think is exciting about playing The Wasp is there is this incredible satisfaction in Hope, something that she has been waiting for her whole life, which is essentially an affirmation from her father, has come. And it came in the form of this mantle. It came in the form of this suit.”

Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and The Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly)

The aforementioned Wasp suit we saw at the end of “Ant-Man was key in Hope’s development. “Now that she’s wearing it and she’s exercising those muscles that she has wanted to exercise all her life, she’s in a really different place emotionally when we start the film,” said Lilly. “Hopefully you’ll be able to see that and feel that instantly.”

As with Scott Lang, Lilly realized that family was also key to building Hope’s confidence. “That’s wonderful to show that people do evolve and change, and that something as profound as your relationship with your father can have a effect on — and a reverberation in every aspect of your life,” shared Lilly.

Check out The Wasp in action when Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” debuts in theaters on July 6. Get tickets on Fandango now!

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Family ties can be as strong as ants!

When we last saw Scott Lang in Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man,” he was trying to go straight for the good of his daughter Cassie. Now three years later, Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” will allow us to find out if Scott stayed on that path for the good of his family.

On a set visit for a small group of reporters last year, “Ant-Man and The Wasp” actor Paul Rudd reassured us that Scott is still doing the best he can, “I am now trying to just be as good of a dad as I can be.” While that gives the fans hope, you never know when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe; there’s always a super villain out there who tends to bend things to their will.

Rudd’s portrayal of the former criminal who finds himself in the role of a super hero was just the type of hero that was attuned to him. “I like the idea of playing a super hero that is not innately heroic or super in any way, just you know, a regular person,” explained Rudd. “And I like the idea of not embracing the role because of all of the difficulties that come along with having to be so badass, and how it would affect your life and how would it affect your relationships, and certainly being a responsible parent.”

“To kind of wrestle with those questions—we did a little bit in the first one—but you know, it’s certainly now more pronounced,” continued Rudd. He believed Scott’s family drives the character’s choices, “There’s a lot at stake in his life and in his personal life. He cares about all the people involved but it’s trying to figure out kind of what to do and also who I am—what kind of person, what kind of parent, and what kind of hero.”

The Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) BTS on set.

Familial feelings tend to extend to partners. While the first movie centered around Scott finding himself, it was always Hope who led the way and taught him the ways of being a super hero. Now that The Wasp is able to step up to the plate, Rudd is excited about working as a team, “We have this new hero that we’ve already learned about in the first one and now we get to kind of play off of each other and you see a partnership developed which is great.”

Rudd’s own children have thoughts on their father’s super heroic role, “My daughter who is 7, all she does is draw pictures of Ant-Man. It’s the sweetest thing in the world so I have lots of pictures of Ant Man which she draws.” And what about Rudd’s son who was once leery of the character? “He thinks it’s pretty cool. I think he thought it was pretty cool back then too, but he just likes to push my buttons.”

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Marvel Studios’ 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' opens in U.S. theaters on July 6!

Yesterday, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly were the first Marvel Super Heroes to travel to Taiwan for a special Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” fan event. The National Theater and Concert Hall hosted as a backdrop for this first-ever event where Rudd and Lilly enthusiastically greeted excited fans. Take a look at the gallery above!

In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

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