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Director Peyton Reed announces on Twitter that it’s time get small.
On Twitter today, Peyton Reed, the director of the upcoming Ant-Man film, which has been through some tough times since Marvel has tried to make it, had this to say.
Alright, gang. Today is the day. LET’S. GET. small. #AntMan
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) August 18, 2014
Fans can finally rejoice because Ant-Man is actually underway! While there have been doubters of whether or not Ant-Man would work as a film, most of the skepticism has gone away after seeing Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy do exceptionally well, for a movie about a group of space-misfits and a talking tree based off of second-tier Marvel characters.
Ant-Man will star Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Evangeline Lily as Hope Van Dyne, and The Strain’s Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket. What do you guys think about this upcoming film and its characters?
Ant-Man is schedules to hit theaters on July 17th, 2015.
Here’s a pretty good sign Jack Kirby was one of the greatest comic book artists who ever lived, if not the greatest: The museum that bears his name and a historian who was also a family friend of the Kirbys are in a public spat over photocopies of his pencil work. Not the originals (many of which are more than likely lost). Photocopies.
Here’s the long and short of it: Historian and illustrator Greg Theakston says he gave The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center the 3,000-plus copies as a loan, not as a donation. He has asked for it back. The museum isn’t giving it back, saying Theakston provided the art as a donation. So Theakston filed a stolen goods report with the Hoboken, N.J. police. Here’s Theakston’s initial Facebook post about the disagreement (which he called a press release):
The museum’s board of trustees responded with this post in which they state, “We are confident the Museum has done no wrong.” It also says:
Upon receipt of the first portion of his donation, we provided Greg with a gift acknowledgment letter. He declined our offer of same for subsequent portions. In written correspondence after the transaction occurred, Greg described the intent of his gift, where he used the word ‘donation’ a number of times and specifically named his set of photocopies as being among the items that he donated; there is no mention of any part of the donation being a loan, or that any of it is to be returned to him upon request.
So we were dismayed when the Museum was contacted by Mr. Theakston asking for the return of his property, now reclassified by him as a loan.
In another Facebook post, Theakston reasserted that the art was a loan for the purposes of the museum’s management scanning the pages. He argues that the museum is required by law to document donations, and has no such documentation.
He added this in a response to a comment:
I told [Treasurer Randolph Hoppe] that I would contribute all of my Kirby research to the museum when a real building housed it. In the meantime, I donated a box of Kirby-related items and got paperwork on the whole thing. That part was very professional.
It would seem that next week’ [8/13/2014] will have about 99% of the comics that were shorted from this week’ [8/6/2014] and then the other 1% will show up over the next two weeks.
Why Not This Week?:
Dear Diamond Customer:
As posted on the Retailer Services Website, Diamond performed a necessary upgrade to the logistics software that manages its hub operations in the Olive Branch Distribution Center on July 26 and 27.
Unfortunately, some issues have arisen that did not present themselves during our extensive testing. These issues have impacted the processing of Direct Ship Reorders placed after July 25 and Reship Reorders that would have been picked and packed this week for delivery with product on sale August 13.
Please be advised that Reship Reorders will be delayed by at least one week, and Direct Ship Reorders will be delayed by one or more days.
While Diamond’s Logistics and IT staffs are working alongside specialists from the company’s software consultants to address the issues, it has not yet been determined when reorder shipping will return to its normal schedule. Diamond Daily and the website will provide updates as more information becomes available.
Diamond apologizes for the inconvenience, and thanks you for your patience as we work to resolve these issues. If you have additional questions regarding this advisory, please contact your Diamond Retailer Services Representative. Thank you.
Dear Diamond Customer:
Diamond Comic Distributors’ Olive Branch Distribution Center and IT staffs, along with our software consultants, are making good progress in addressing issues that came to light following a planned software and hardware upgrade at the facility. We first advised you of these issues via email on July 29.
“Despite the challenges we encountered due to issues that didn’t arise in numerous tests, most Direct Ship Reorders will be shipped this week,” says Diamond’s Olive Branch Executive Director Shawn Hamrick. “As we move into the week of August 4, every effort will be made to ship Direct Ship Reorders by the end of the day if they are placed before the appropriate cutoff time.
“I should remind our customers that this is never guaranteed,” Hamrick said, “and it may take an additional day or more as we work through the backlog created during this disruption.
“Everyone here at the Distribution Center deeply appreciates the patience of our customers,” Hamrick added, “as we do all that we can to get back on our normal schedules.”
Despite the pre-production talent shuffle in front of and behind the camera, Marvel’s Ant-Man is on track, with principal photography set to begin next week in Atlanta, according to Variety.
The film lost Edgar Wright as director back in May, which led to a production delay that required Patrick Wilson to bow out over scheduling conflicts but apparently new director Peyton Reed is ready to get to work.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige has been trying to calm the shaken fan base by touting Reed’s geek cred, though the director is more well known for helming mainstream flicks like Bring It On and Yes Man. Feige revealed that Reed was in the running to direct Guardians of the Galaxy, and touted his long attachment to the 20th Century Fox adaptation of Fantastic Four. Also, this year was apparently Reed’s 20th year attending San Diego Comic-Con.
Writer and director Joss Whedon has sent out a Tweet (where he can be seen seemingly sitting in the Avengers’ Quinjet) confirming that shooting has officially wrapped on Avengers: Age of Ultron. It can’t be too long until a trailer now, can it?
What next? Well, there’s post production of course, but starting work on the third movie might not be the worst idea (for us fans at least). Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is set to be released on May 1st, 2015.