‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Teaser Proves Size Doesn’t Matter
Just ahead of next month’s release of Black Panther, Marvel has unveiled the first luck at Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man. Paul Rudd returns as Scott Lang, the former thief who picked up the mantle of the ant from inventor Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). Evangeline Lily also returns as Pym’s daughter, Hope van Dyne, who’s been given a supersuit of her own and joins Ant-Man as the Wasp. While little is revealed in the trailer, we do get a healthy dose of size-bending action from the clips released so far, and Marvel is certainly having a blast playing with size in this outing. Peyton Reed returns to the director’s chair for the new film, which is set to hit theaters on July 6.
Sundance Favorite ‘Hereditary’ Unveils Terrifying First Trailer
A24 continues their streak in taking horror to bold new places with Hereditary, the feature debut from director Ari Aster. The first trailer for the film gives us a small taste of what everyone at Sundance was raving about this year, and the film looks positively terrifying. Toni Collette stars as a mother dealing with the death of her own mom, and the dark legacy that was cast over her family because of her. Coming off of mind-bending horror such as The Witch and It Comes at Night, Hereditary looks like another horror win for A24, whose built quite a name for themselves over the past few years with their independent releases. Hereditary hits theaters on June 8.
Tom Hanks Tapped to Play Mr. Rogers
Perennial nice guy Tom Hanks has been tapped to star as ultimate nice guy Fred “Mr.” Rogers in an upcoming biopic from director Marielle Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl). Based on the Black List screenplay from writers Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, the film is centered around the real life story of journalist Tom Junod, who found his cynicism melting away after accepting an assignment to cover the beloved children’s TV star. You Are My Friend is set to begin production this September, which means we probably won’t see anything from the film until sometime in 2019. Still, Hanks feels like the perfect cast for this film; his status as Hollywood Good Guy gives him an impeccable pedigree coming into the role, and he will, most likely, do justice to the life of a Mr. Rogers. No word yet on additional casting. The life of Mr. Rogers was recently given the documentary treatment in Won’t You Be My Neighbor? which recently premiered at Sundance and is expected to hit theaters later this year.