IRON MAN Star and More Added To ANT-MAN Movie as Filming Begins

Two Ant-Men and a Yellowjacket walk into a signing...
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Earlier today via press release, Marvel Studios formally announced the start of principal photography for next year’s Ant-Man in San Francisco, California. The film, slated for release on July 17, 2015, also has some new cast-members announced as part of the press release; although their roles have yet to be revealed, one casting has an obvious role in mind and a tie to Marvel’s Iron Man movie franchise.

Mad Men’s John Slattery will be rejoining the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Ant-Man; in 2010, Slattery played Howard Stark, Tony Stark’s father, so presumably this could mean Slattery reprising that same role in a flashback scene, as the character is said to be dead in current MCU continuity. Of course he could be playing someone else.

Additional new cast-members joining with Slattery for Ant-Man are Arrested Development’s Judy Greer and The Wire’s Wood Harris.

After filming in San Francisco is complete, the Ant-Man production will reportedly relocate to Atlanta, Georgia, to film the remainder of the film.

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