COMIC REEL: Rudd Rumored as "Ant-Man" Frontrunner; The Magneto/JFK Connection

Tue, November 26th, 2013 at 8:37am PST | Updated: November 26th, 2013 at 8:38am

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

ANT-MAN

While Paul Rudd's name has been rumored to be on the short list for the lead role in "Ant-Man," recent reports contend that Rudd is now the frontrunner for the role of Henry Pym. According to a recent rundown by The Hollywood Reporter, Rudd is at the top of the short list, but there's no news as to who will play his "30-ish girlfriend," though "Parks and Recreation" star Rashida Jones has been rumored to be under consideration.

Opens July 31, 2015

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

A new bit of viral marketing for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" connects Magneto to the Kennedy assassination. The Bent Bullet viral website has a detailed full article as well as a video -- though there's a particularly fun reference to Marvel Comics' "What If…?" comic book series in the body of the text piece.

“It was a different time,” explains “Scary” Carey Morrison, a veteran radio personality. Morrison has hosted the conspiracy theory show What If...? since 1977. “Back then, if you talked about folks with superpowers, you might as well be talking about little green moon men. Most didn’t believe.”

Opens May 23, 2014

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

MTV spoke with Chris Cooper about his role as Norman Osborn in the upcoming "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel, which he characterized as "extremely odd."

"'[Amazing] Spider-Man 2' was an introduction to Norman, and -- you'll see -- an extremely odd introduction, which apparently will lead to something more," Cooper told MTV.

Additionally, the Official "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Twitter account revealed the trailer for the film will debut December 5.

Opens May 2, 2014

DOCTOR WHO

The BBC has posted a plethora of new "Doctor Who" content including a deleted scene from "The Day of the Doctor" and the first trailer for the upcoming Christmas special, which signals the exit of Matt Smith.

THE DARK KNIGHT & FRANCIS BACON

Tate on YouTube has posted an interview with Christopher Nolan where "The Dark Knight Trilogy" director discusses how he was influenced by the art of Francis Bacon.

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TAGS:  ant-man, x-men days of future past, amazing spider-man 2, doctor who, the dark knight trilogy

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