Movie News: Paul Rudd, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Up for 'Ant-Man;' First TV Spot for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Movie News: Paul Rudd, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Up for 'Ant-Man;' First TV Spot for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Oct 15, 2013

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Ant-Man: Who will be Marvel's next superhero? We've dreamed of everyone from Armie Hammer to Simon Pegg for the role, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd have now "emerged as front-runners" to play Ant-Man, aka Henry Pym, "a scientist who discovers a chemical substance that allows him to shrink in size." Edgar Wright is set to direct, based on a script he cowrote with Joe Cornish. The movie will open in theaters on July 31, 2015. [Variety]

San Andreas: Dwayne Johnson, who is currently in production as half-man, half-god Hercules in Europe and also has a role in the speedy sequel Fast & Furious 7 (also in production), may return to the U.S. to fight an earthquake. Reportedly, he is in "final negotiations" to star in San Andreas as a father who travels across the state of California in the aftermath of a disastrous earthquake in order to rescue his daughter. Brad Peyton will direct; he teamed with Johnson previously on family-oriented adventure Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. [The Wrap]

Oldboy: While Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson and Elizabeth Olsen have been prominently featured in marketing materials for Spike Lee's upcoming Oldboy, the character played by Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) has been kept in the shadows -- until now. A new image reveals a large, disfiguring scar, possibly a clue to the role the character plays in the mysterious, years-long imprisonment of Brolin. We'll learn more when the movies opens on November 27. [Coming Soon]


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire TV Spot: The first TV spot for the second installment of the Hunger Games series manages the neat trick of showcasing signature moments from the previously released trailers, Coldplay's song "Atlas," and a surprising amount of new footage... all in just 60 seconds. Jennifer Lawrence leads a cast that includes Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Donald Sutherland. The movie hits on November 22. [Walmart]



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