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There were reports on Friday that Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers, The Other Guys), Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball, We’re the Millers) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) were the frontrunners to take over the director’s chair for Marvel’s Ant-Man from Edgar Wright. Now The Hollywood Reporter has learnt that McKay has exited talks with Marvel.
Although we saw Thanos at the end of Marvel’s The Avengers, we haven’t seen him since and he hasn’t been featured in the two full trailers for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, Latino-Review is reporting that the villain will be voiced by Josh Brolin in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced this morning that their Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be available on Digital 3D, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 19 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on September 9.
A week ago it was revealed that director Edgar Wright had departed from Marvel Studios’ upcoming production of Ant-Man due to creative differences on the project, despite being attached since 2006. At the time it was said the hunt for a replacement was on the way and now The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers, The Other Guys), Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball, We’re the Millers) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) are all on the shortlist of directors meeting with Marvel Studios about taking on the job.
Although it was reported back in April that Mark Rylance was up for the role, TheWrap is now bringing word that The Amazing Spider-Man star Rhys Ifans will play Zanik Hightopp, father to Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter, in the upcoming sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures announced today that Sausage Party, the new R-rated animated comedy from writers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir, will hit theaters on June 3, 2016. It’s the first film to claim that date, which places it exactly one week before Sony’s own The Amazing Spider-Man 3.