ANT-MAN Movie Reveals New Characters, Hugh Jackman's PAN Moves to Avoid Showdown

Still from "Ant-Man" Movie
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Marvel Movie Gets In Awards Contention

This morning the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominees for the annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony to be held on January 11. And while genre films such as comic-based movies were once again shut out of the live-action categories, Disney's Big Hero 6 nabbed a nomination for "Animated Feature Film." The Marvel Comics-based movie is going up against The Book of LifeThe Box Trolls, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and The Lego Movie -- the latter whcih also featured comic characters. And although not based on a comic-book, the drama Birdman, which is inspired by comic-based movies, is up for several awards.

Marvel Reveals More Characters for July's Ant-Man Movie

Peyton Reed's Ant-Man is picking up steam as the days count down to the July 17 release, and Marvel now filled in some blanks regarding some previously announced actors and their roles. Disney fansite Stitch Kingdom is reporting an updated synopsis provided to them by Disney which adds four character names: Castillo, Gale, Kurt and Dave. Here is the synopsis which includes this expanded official cast list:

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.

Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.

Poster for "Pan"
Poster for "Pan"
Hugh Jackman Movie Switches Dates To Avoid Ant-Man Face-Off?

Less than two weeks after its first trailer debuted, the Hugh Jackman-starring Pan by director Joe Wright has changed its plans for release. Originally announced for a July 17, 2015 release alongside Marvel's Ant-Man, Warner Bros. is reporting that the film will be pushed back one week to July 24, 2015.
Pan is a prequel to J.M. Barrie's popular children's story Peter Pan, and is to feature Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund as Captain Hook and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter Pan.
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