Posts Tagged ‘edgar wright’


Michael Douglas To Play Hank Pym In ‘Ant-Man’

Last week I wrote an article about how director Edgar Wright released a photo captioned “homework,” relating to his upcoming film, Ant-Man. This was an obvious callback to Hank Pym versus Scott Lang, both Ant-Men, but specifically the story line in which Scott Lang steals Pym’s Ant-Man tech and takes up the antennas himself.

We now know, thanks to Marvel, that Hank Pym will be played by Michael Douglas in Marvel’s upcoming film. This, by deduction, leaves Paul Rudd to play Scott Lang, the thief who later becomes Ant-Man. We have known for a while that Marvel has …


Edgar Wright Hints At ‘Ant-Man’ Plot Details

Director Edgar Wright, famous for his work directing Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, has teased some information related to his upcoming film, Ant-Man.

As the title explains, Wright’s Marvel film will center on the hero Ant-Man, who, by his own invention, is able to increase and decrease his size, as well as communicate with ants. What is interesting about the small plot details Wright alludes to, is that even though Paul Rudd has been cast as Ant-Man, we do not know who will also wear the helmet.

If you look at …


Paul Rudd Is ‘Ant-Man’

After months of speculation, Marvel Studios has confirmed Paul Rudd as the star of Edgar Wright’s upcoming Ant-Man adaptation.

Announced via the official Marvel blog over the last day, the decision to cast Rudd as the lead in this upcoming 2015 epic has been a long time coming. Both Marvel and Wright mentioned wanting Rudd from the early days of the project, and now it’s finally going to happen.

“When Edgar Wright came to us with the idea of Paul Rudd, we felt a huge sense of relief because the first step in creating any Marvel Studios film is …


MOVIE REVIEW: The World’s End

Movie: The World’s End
Director: Edgar Wright
Writer: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
Studio: Big Talk Productions, Relativity Media, Working Title Films

The World’s End is a drunken action and comedy masterpiece that has a surprising amount of heart hidden underneath its absurdity.

Filmmakers using the same cast and techniques throughout their films is nothing new to Hollywood. The Coen brothers, Tarantino, Anderson, and even Hitchcock all have a handful of people they work with again and again. Edgar Wright is also one of those types of directors, repeatedly using Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman in his Blood and


UTG Interview: Edgar Wright, Nick Frost, and Simon Pegg Discuss ‘The World’s End’

This weekend the team of Edgar Wright, Nick Frost, and Simon Pegg deliver the [amazing] final chapter of their Cornetto Trilogy to American moviegoers with the release of The World’s End. The film serves as a thematic companion to Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, even though it features none of the same characters, and this morning we’re excited to share some exclusive insight on the film from the creators themselves.

Back in July, UTG was invited to participate in a press roundtable with Wright, Frost, and Pegg at the beautiful Liberty Hotel in downtown Boston. Joined by …


SCENE & HEARD: “Attack The Block”

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

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Attack the Block is one of the lesser known …