You know that moment. The moment in a movie that you geek out over as soon as you walk out of the theater. The one that gives you goosebumps, or makes you whisper “Holy crap” as it’s happening. Those are the “wow” moments, and we’ve collected the best ones from 2015.
Funko’s Pop! Vinyl toys tend to go one of two ways: either incredibly creepy, or incredibly cute. Someohow, they’ve managed to make a toy of a giant flying ant and make it the cutest thing in the world—and then they slapped Scott Lang’s Ant-Man on top of it, and made it even better.
A movie about a superhero that shrinks to the size of an ant had all the potential to be corny and awful. But the original trailer for Ant-Man succeeded in convincing everyone that the film would be great, and now there’s a Lego version that’s even more entertaining than the original.
Now that Ant-Man is out, Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is over. This slate of six movies began with Iron Man 3, and included some bold experiments (Guardians of the Galaxy) as well as huge upheavals. Now that it’s over, where do all our favorite characters stand? Let’s get you up to speed for Phase Three.
Marvel’s latest superhero movie, Ant-Man, is very well made. It has some good action and a few really clever bits. There are some funny parts, along with some not-that-funny parts. This movie pretty much gets the job done. But it’s not particularly memorable, or especially amazing.
Ever since we got our first tantalising look at the Ant-Man suit in Edgar Wright’s Comic-Con test footage, it’s been one of the coolest comic-to-movie adaptations of a Marvel costume. Naturally, it’s getting the Hot Toys treatment, and it looks equally fantastic on a figure as it does on screen.
When Hot Toys unveiled their vinyl “Artist Mix” figures for Age of Ultron, They didn’t quite work for me, as cute as they were. However, these new Ant-Man figures in the same style? They look awesome.
A while ago we got a first look at Diamond Select’s Ant-Man figure, complete with an even teenier Ant-Man. But now that the figure is nearly here, the company have given us a closer look at the figure — and it turns out, shooting an Ant-Man figure in a real world environment just makes it actually look like Ant-Man.
“It isn’t just about getting bigger, but it’s about getting clever and getting more unique.” That’s what Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said to members of the entertainment press during a visit to the set of Ant-Man. We were there, and learned more about Ant-Man—including how it fits in with other Marvel movies.
Marvel might be skipping SDCC, but its exclusive toys aren’t — Hasbro’s latest figure set for the Con would like to remind you that Ant-Man is coming out, and it’s going to do so by housing some Ant-Man figures inside the shouting head of Hank Pym. Pretty weird!
Pay no attention to the severed head of Ultron for a moment - this Ant-Man figure is already pretty great, but he’s made even better by coming with some spectacular micro-scaled accessories: an Ant, and even itty-bitty versions of Ant-Man and Yellowjacket to duke it out!
I mean, after all, it’s a movie about normal people turning into tiny little people punching the everloving crap out of each other. Why not make tiny, cutesy toys out of them? If anything, Funko hasn’t gone far enough in miniaturising Scott Lang and Darren Cross.
The biggest movie explosion of the year is almost upon us. This year’s summer movies include superheroes, post-apocalyptic warriors, dinosaur bikers, and some strange and wonderful fantasies. Here are 28 movies to watch out for this summer.
A brand new Ant-Man trailer is here! If the previous teaser for the movie left you kind of enh, this should make you significantly more excited for Marvel's tiny new superhero — it's full of action, better humor, a fantastic fight scene with the evil Yellowjacket, and, of course, ants.
According to Joss Whedon, "Of all the heat I've ever taken, not having Hank Pym [in the Avengers] was one of the bigger things." However, Whedon contests that it didn't make sense to bring in Ant-Man into Earth's mightiest movie heroes.
The rise of the Lootcrate-style service for nerdy merch has just gotten big with announcement that Marvel and Funko are teaming up on a Bi-monthly subscription service to deliver toys and merchandise to your doorstep. But if you're a regularly collector of Funko's Pop! Vinyls, you might not want to get too excited.
Now that we've had our first real look at the Ant-Man movie, it's time to start seeing the merchandise slowly roll in - and we're kicking off with the first Ant-Man action figure, complete with a teeny-tiny Ant-Man!