See the longest chunk of Ant-Man yet, plus find out who’ll soon be playing Aunt May and Elektra…
News from comic books and their related media is getting hotter and hotter each hour as San Diego Comic-Con gets ready to begin. Not only are the first reviews and impressions of Ant-Man hitting the web – thanks to ANOTHER Marvel film opening in Europe before the US – but there’s a new, long look at the film. It showcases the extended cast more than ever before, along with the movie’s interesting sense of humor…
Ant-Man currently has a 64/100 on Metacritic, which is a bit lower than what Marvel films normally get, though I’m still staying positive on it for the moment, because I like so many of the people involved. Also, apparently there’s a big spoiler out there for a cameo, so be careful around the internet folks, because the cat is out of the bag on this one.
Speaking of secrets being out, it’s worth noting some other big Marvel news of the past couple days. First off, Elektra has not only been confirmed to appear in season 2 of Daredevil’s Netflix series, but the Greek ninja has already been cast. Playing the part is relative newcomer Elodie Yung. She doesn’t have many credits to her name, but one of her few makes her a fitting choice. She played Jinx in the second G.I. Joe film, a fact that actually makes me want to see the sequel at long last.
Going from one crimson-clad fictional woman to another. Smart casting, it would seem.
Lastly, in a bit of more surprising casting news, rumors say that Marisa Tomei will be playing Aunt May in the 2017 Spider-Man reboot. If true, this would make her by far the youngest woman to play May Reilly/Parker/Jameson. The Oscar winner is famous for My Cousin Vinnty, In The Bedroom, and Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead, and she’ll be 52 by the time the film is released. Unless the producers plan to use a lot of aging makeup, this more vivacious Aunt May likely won’t be as prone to fainting spells and hospital trips as the woman Stan Lee and Steve Ditko first put to paper.
And this is likely just the start of the Comic-Con news to come. Expect trailers, reveals, announcements and more as the days count down. And we at Laser Time will try our best to keep you informed about the coolest stuff. We’d hate to let down all the supporters of the Laser Time Patreon!