Last week in film: Ant-Man and The Wasp, Deadpool 2, Stephen King’s IT, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 and more

By ·August 6, 2017 2:33 pm

It’s been relatively quiet this past week in the world of film. However we have a handful of updates to share with you, including the following:

Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp begins production, Deadpool 2 first look at Domino revealed, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 gag reel and bloopers, new tv spots for Stephen King’s IT,  and an official trailer and poster for sci-fi thriller What Happened to Monday from Netflix.

You can also check out the official trailer for Professor Marston & the Wonder Women.


Ant-Man and The Wasp begins production

Ant-Man and The Wasp official SDCC 2017 poster from Marvel Studios.

Marvel Studios has announced that production has begun on Ant-Man and The Wasp, starring Paul Rudd (Captain America: Civil War, The Fundamentals of Caring), Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Lost), Michael Peña (The Martian, Fury), Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra, Wall Street), who all return to the roles they originated in the 2015 box office hit Ant-Man.

Bobby Cannavale (Vinyl, Chef), Judy Greer (War for the Planet of the Apes, Wilson), Abby Ryder Fortson (Togetherness, Transparent), Tip “T.I.” Harris (Sleepless, Get Hard) and David Dastmalchian (Twin Peaks, The Belko Experiment) also reprise their supporting roles.

The highly-anticipated follow-up welcomes Academy Award® nominees Michelle Pfeiffer (The Wizard of Lies, upcoming Murder on the Orient Express) and Laurence Fishburne (John Wick: Chapter 2, The Matrix), along with Hannah John-Kamen (Black Mirror, Ready Player One), Walton Goggins (Vice Principals, Six) and Randall Park (Veep, Fresh Off the Boat) to the ensemble cast.

Ant-Man director Peyton Reed (Yes Man, The Break-Up) returns to helm Marvel Studios’ action-adventure from a screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, and Paul Rudd. The film is produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: Ant-Man and The Wasp. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Ant-Man and The Wasp will be in theatres on on July 6, 2018.


First look at Domino in Deadpool 2

Zazie Beetz as Domino and Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Image credits: Ryan Reynolds, 20th Century FOX.

Deadpool 2 is currently in production, and star Ryan Reynolds recently took to twitter to share a first look image at Zazie Beetz as Domino in the upcoming sequel. The film is directed by David Leitch, with Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapicic, and Brianna Hildebrand all reprising their roles. Shioli Kutsuna and Julian Dennison recently joined the cast in undisclosed roles. The Domino photos was accompanied by the following caption:

Some people just know how to work a red carpet. #Domino#DeadPool2

Deadpool 2 is slated to hit theaters June 1, 2018.


New footage from Stephen King’s IT

IT key art from New Line Cinema, via Daily Dead.

A new clip as well as a Latin tv-spot have been released for Stephen King’s IT, both offering previously unseen footage and fresh looks at Pennywise the clown. Additionally, Daily Dead recently shared exclusive new art for the film (above). You can check out the latest trailer here.

Directed byAndrés Muschietti  (Mama) the film stars Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jack Dylan Grazer, known collectively in the film as The Losers Club. Additionally, the film stars Bill Skarsgard (Allegiant, Netflix’s Hemlock Grove) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise.

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

IT will creep it’s way into theatres on September 8th 2017.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gag reel

EW recently shared a blooper reel from Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 ahead of the films digital and physical release. Directed by James Gunn, the film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock and Kurt Russell.

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favourite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 has a digital release of August 8th and a physical release of August 22nd.



What Happened to Monday trailer and poster from Netflix

What Happened to Monday official poster from Netflix, via EW.

EW have exclusively released an official trailer and poster for the upcoming Netflix film What Happened to Monday. The sci-fi thriller is directed by Tommy Wirkola (Dead SnowHansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) and stars Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe and Glenn Close. Set in the near-future in which famine and overpopulation have forced forced governments to undertake a drastic One Child Policy. Rapace stars in the roles of seven identical sisters sharing a single identity, with Dafoe as their grandfather and Close as the director of the Child Allocation Bureau. 

In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.

The film is set to debut on Netflix on August 18th.


That concludes our film related news from the past week, be sure to check back next Sunday for the latest updates.

Written by Jennifer Izykowski

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Jennifer is currently a stay a full time homemaker residing in the Adirondack region of upstate New York with a background in business management. At present, she provides care for disabled family members.

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