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Marvel Studios has tapped Rick and Morty writer Jeff Loveness to pen the Ant-Man 3 script. Peyton Reed is returning to direct the sequel after helming the first two installments. Paul Rudd is expected to return as Scott Lang, along with Evangeline Lilly and Michael Pena. Marvel Studios has yet to officially announce the project and it was not included in the latest MCU release dates that were revealed earlier today. With that being said, Ant-Man 3 more than likely will not hit theaters until sometime in 2023.
Jeff Loveness is arguably best-known as a writer/co-producer on Cartoon Network's Rick and Morty. He has a comic book background having written for Spider-Man, Groot, Nova, and other Marvel characters. Loveness got his start writing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and has also worked on the Academy Awards, the Emmys and the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Additionally, he contributed to TBS' Miracle Workers, which Daniel Radcliffe stars in. It is believed that the deal between Loveness and Marvel Studios was inked before the entertainment business shut down.
While a 2023 release date seems plausible for Ant-Man 3, there are a few open slots in the Marvel Cinematic Universe release calendar. October 7th, 2022 is the next available date and if all goes well, the movie could make it in time. It seems doubtful that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be ready by that time. Marvel Studios and Sony currently do not have a release date for Spider-Man 3, so that could very well fit into that slot too, though that is pure speculation at this point in time.
Scott Lang sat out of Infinity War, along with Clint Barton. However, both characters came back in a major way for Avengers: Endgame. Lang, specifically, was the one responsible for bringing Pym Particles into the picture to get the time heist off the ground. If it weren't for Lang, there would not have been a movie. Paul Rudd's portrayal of Lang also provided some comic relief during the heavy movie, which was much-needed. With that being said, it's unclear where Ant-Man 3 will go in terms of storyline.
There have been plenty of rumors suggesting that Scott Lang's daughter Cassie, could have a bigger role in Ant-Man 3. Cassie is known in the comic books as Stinger. She's a member of the Young Avengers and The Initiative, and also has the same powers as her father. Cassie manifested her powers much later than her first exposure to Pym Particles, unlike her father. 18-year old actress Emma Fuhrmann played the character in Avengers: Endgame and it's believed she will be a part of the sequel, though it's unknown if she will be introduced as Stinger on the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to announce that Jeff Loveness will be writing Ant-Man 3.
EXCLUSIVE: Kevin James’ upcoming Netflix NASCAR comedy series has found its crew. Joining James in the 10-episode multi-cam comedy series The Crew are series regulars Gary Anthony Williams Bless the Harts, American Dad!, Dan Ahdoot Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, Freddie Stroma UnREAL, Pitch Perfect, Sarah Stiles Get Shorty, Billions and Jillian Mueller The Last O.G. Pretty Woman on Broadway.
Set in a NASCAR garage, James will play the crew chief. When the owner steps down and passes the team off to his daughter, James finds himself at odds with the tech reliant millennials she starts bringing in to modernize the team.
Williams will play Chuck. He's highly suspicious of technology and has it in for the team's driver, who seems to always be crashing his beautiful cars. His new boss would love to put him out to pasture, but not many people can get a car running in the middle of the race with a roll of duct tape and a hammer.
Ahdoot will portray Amir. He's a worrier, and having a new boss doesn't help that. He won't admit it to Kevin, but he secretly loves the new technology that's creeping its way into the organization. All his classmates went to Silicon Valley and became billionaires. He claims not to be bitter about it. He's so bitter about it.
Stroma is Jake. He's been the driver for the team for the last five years. He's charismatic, but far from a genius. He doesn't know what makes the car go, but knows how to make it go. His attitude on the track and in life is simple: crash or win.
Stiles will play Beth. She's rabidly loyal to Kevin. She and Kevin probably should have started dating fifteen years ago, but they didn't, and now it's too late. Because of this, she's as protective about his love life as she is about his work life: she has high standards for him, and no one better screw him over.
Mueller will portray Catherine. She inherits a NASCAR team from her father. She grew up around racing, but she's a millennial who memorized Moneyball and is sure that the only way this team survives is to modernize. She's a woman in a man's world, so she has to be tough, even when that's not her first instinct.
James will executive produce. Jeff Lowell The Ranch, Two and a Half Men, Spin City will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer. Jeff Sussman The King of Queens, Paul Blart and Todd Garner Tag, Isn't It Romantic, Mortal Kombat will also serve as executive producers. Matt Summers and Tim Clark will executive produce for NASCAR.
Williams’ most recent credits include voice roles on Bless the Harts, American Dad! and Bob’s Burgers.
Ahdoot can currently be seen on PlutoTV’s Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, as well as YouTube...
SPOILER ALERT: If you are among the few who haven’t actually watched Netflix’s Tiger King docuseries, this review contains a lot of details about what goes down in the sad big cat saga.
With Netflix poised in the coming days to cash in and crank the base up a notch with more Tiger King, it's time to come out and say it: I hate the Red State porn that is the crash and burn of Joe Exotic
The initial seven episodes of this septic and shallow patchwork of trademark infringement, sex, guns, labor exploitation, song, drugs, mullets, betrayal, animal activism, revenge, and a lot of big cats may be much binged over these weeks of coronavirus lockdown, but that doesn't mean it's actually worth watching.
Now, I get it, I sound like I'm just a dour critic who hates anything that isn't prestige premium cable or aspirational. C'mon man, you want to say, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is just so unbelievable, I can't look away.
I respectfully disagree, and in fact, propose Tiger King isn't just bad, but dangerous in a divided America persistently looking to reduce the other side to caricature.
In a presently ailing nation where TV is more voluminous and vital than ever, the truth is the March 20 launched Tiger King is a clawed white trash misery index. Gawking at some clearly fragile and damaged people like would-be reality TV star Exotic and their below the Mason-Dixon line antics, the series subsequently provides a cultural circus for those smug bicoastals under stay at home orders and screaming to rise up in moral superiority.
Essentially, the tale of big cat collector, self-styled Oklahoma zoo proprietor and 2016 Presidential candidate Exotic AKA Joseph Maldonado-Passage and his ultimately unsuccessful attempt to have rival Carole Baskin knocked off by a hitman hired for $3,000, Tiger King is in that context more a zero-sum game, literally and figuratively, than hitting the zeitgeist.
Obviously, Netflix are pretty damn good at gauging and dragging the public mood over the years, as the likes of the then phenomenon of 2015's Making A Murderer or 2018’s Wild Wild Country prove. Yet, for all the attention it has drawn, this unfocused murder for hire exploration of sorts emerges as a bastard child of Cops, a million Dateline segments from the 1990s and Fox’s short-lived Murder in Small Town X reality show from 2001.
Not exactly the prestige product that the home of Roma, The Irishman and American Factory likes to brag about at award shows. Then again, with the knowledge that the Romans sold out the Colosseum every night feeding Christians to the lions, the bottom line based House of Hastings surely loves the subscription sign up that the currently incarcerated Maldonado-Passage and the accompanying motley gaggle of...