ANT-MAN Test Reel May Be Released; Plus Viggo Mortensen As Dr. Strange Rumor Denied

ANT-MAN Test Reel May Be Released; Plus Viggo Mortensen As Dr. Strange Rumor Denied

Marvel executive Victoria Alonso denies that Viggo Mortensen is in negotiations to play Doctor Strange. Also the Ant-Man test footage that was shown at Comic-Con could be released soon.

In a conversation with the Omelete, Marvel executive Victoria Alonso has revealed that the Ant-Man test reel Edgar Wright filmed in last June, and showed a month later San Diego Comic-Con is being cleaned up for a possible release.
“What we showed at Comic-Con was a work in progress. We’re working on finishing it, and I think you might see it. Not sure where, but we always listen to the fans. And if the fans demand it we make sure they get it. I don’t know if we are going to post it online, but I don’t have [any reason] to believe we may not.”

After the footage was shown opinions were extremely positive, adjectives like fun, badass, and awesome were repeated numerous times. Click here to read some reactions.

Alonso reassured fans that Edgar Wright will direct, which is something we already knew. He'll most likely begin on Ant-Man once he finishes his "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. It began when the trio worked on Shaun of the Dead, then Hot Fuzz and will conclude with The World's End.

She also addressed a rumor that came from a mysterious Twitter account which claimed that Viggo Mortensen was in negotiations to play Doctor Strange.
“We would love to work with Viggo Mortensen. I’ve been trying that for years. But I don’t know if Viggo is even acting anymore. I thought he wasn’t acting anymore. It would be great to work with him in the future, but we don’t have him signed, no.”

Via Collider

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JDUKE25 - 9/12/2012, 8:55 PM
Don't really care for Ant-Man. Maybe this will change my mind.
WeekendAvenger - 9/12/2012, 8:55 PM
haha cut and paste from collider, but seriously I'm hoping they release that footage.
HULK2099 - 9/12/2012, 8:57 PM
I must see such footage ! And they need to release the iron man 3 footage
luffycapri - 9/12/2012, 8:57 PM
Sucks he's not going to be in it, oh well. Can't wait to see the test.footege.
Tony93 - 9/12/2012, 9:04 PM
Coloso - 9/12/2012, 9:35 PM
F*ck yeah! Of course we want it released Marvel, duh!

The footage IS badass and big helpings of crow will be served all around when you see this. Just you wait ;D

DioFoRio - 9/12/2012, 9:40 PM
nice, want to see it in action
TheGambitFreak - 9/12/2012, 9:51 PM

Release Ant-Man footage exclusively to buyers of the Phase 1 Box Set.

Viggo, he's gotta play a villain, right?! The guy screams scary persona non grata.

He'd be hella perfect for Zemo, but I just hope The Wonder Twins (Russo Bros.) Don't clutter Cap 2, or I will make a twitter account and spam the shit out of their page and buy all the seasons of Community on DVD and pee on the discs and light them on fire then throw them off a bridge!
SpoonWielder - 9/12/2012, 9:58 PM
@Gambit Wow that threats way too specific to be improvised.

I noticed how she denied Viggo, but not the Doc Strange rumor. I think that's a good sign.
RAWRG - 9/12/2012, 10:01 PM
TheAbomination - 9/12/2012, 10:11 PM
BreakTheBatman - 9/12/2012, 10:12 PM
Doesn't act anymore?!? That chick is dumb as hell or doing a horrible job at denying it.
TayDee - 9/12/2012, 10:12 PM
I swesr studios are ass-holes sometimes. They can at least show us a test reel, they have nothing to lose
Durf - 9/12/2012, 10:13 PM
Yes please on the Ant-Man footage! Also, she didn't really deny that Strange would be in the movie...
Durf - 9/12/2012, 10:15 PM
Also @nail, you have a slight redundancy in your teaser my friend: "tells the Omelette denies." Just though I would let you know
Durf - 9/12/2012, 10:15 PM
pepe - 9/12/2012, 10:17 PM
Boring character!!!
astromerc - 9/12/2012, 10:19 PM
This chick needs to learn how to use IMDB
He is currently filming a movie called The Two Faces of January...
Durf - 9/12/2012, 10:22 PM
no problem nail
StormLoganSummers - 9/12/2012, 10:24 PM
Please release the test reel!!! Please!!!!!

xeno - 9/12/2012, 10:26 PM
Marvel should release the Iron Man footage from Comic Con along with the Ant-Man test real. It's insane that that footage is still under wraps. I understand that they want to give the people at the con exclusives and all, but all fans can't make it to San Diego with that herd. Enough time has elapsed now, releasing it should be a no-brainer. Throw us a bone, dammit!
SpoonWielder - 9/12/2012, 10:29 PM

Yeah I've pretty much stopped fancasting these movies, because no matter who Marvel picks, it's always someone I didn't even think of, and is amazing in the role.
TheGambitFreak - 9/12/2012, 10:32 PM
Anthony Mackie is already signed on to play Falcon, I believe. Or at least Chris Evans sure made it sound that way.
TheBeard - 9/12/2012, 10:43 PM
i would rather see the godzilla teaser. A2 is a long way off but big G is near "i hope"
WinterSoldier24 - 9/12/2012, 10:46 PM
Aww, bummer on the Vigo rumor. I'd have liked to see him in one of Marvels films. The guys a badass. You'd have to be with a first name like that.

A side note: wouldn't it be sweet if they actually signed Anthony Mackie for The Black Panther with a specific role to play on CA: TWS?

As long as there hasn't been an official press release, one could still hope

TheSoulEater - 9/12/2012, 10:47 PM
Bendidict Cumberbatch as Doc Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch

And Javier Bardem as Mordo

javier bardem
StSharp - 9/12/2012, 11:07 PM
Theyre making Ant-Man so they can put him in Avengers 2! You people are acting like theyre making a movie of him for no reason. Every Avenger got their own movie before (except Widow and Barton of course, but they dont need one, and SHIELD is on the way so there)

Pym plays an important role in Avengers believe it or not!
Loki9876 - 9/12/2012, 11:11 PM
Come on release it and Pym is a bad-ass people.
thalidomide - 9/12/2012, 11:19 PM
I hope they at least try and contact Viggo and ask im if he's interested.
jimpinto24 - 9/12/2012, 11:27 PM
I'm very excited about the Antman & Dr. Strange movies. I hope Marvel Studio's cast Ewan McGregor as Antman, and Jim Caviezel as Dr. Strange.
KilledHal9000 - 9/12/2012, 11:44 PM
The Astonishing Ant-Man is one of my favorite comic book characters, Hank Pym, Scott Lang, and even Eric O'Grady. All interesting characters. CANNOT wait to see the test footage. I can wait, however, if they're gonna clean it up and put it at the end of Iron Man 3 though. Oh and cast Ant-Man (men). Can't wait.
AnimatedTdot - 9/12/2012, 11:47 PM
man i have been through hell and high water trying to find a screening that was recorded of this. if anything they should make it apart of the Avengers Blu-Ray/Dvd bundle that would be an AAAAWESOME!!! bonus.
AnimatedTdot - 9/12/2012, 11:49 PM
@thegambitfreak... i agree
Jolt17 - 9/13/2012, 12:28 AM
I'm not surprised about the Viggo Mortensen debunking. After all, the "rumor" never stood that strongly, either. But, for Doctor Strange...

Come on, Marvel.
jimoakley666 - 9/13/2012, 12:49 AM
Surely the Avengers dvd would be the best place for the Ant Man reel?
AUSSYACE - 9/13/2012, 1:14 AM
How they are going to make ANT MAN COOL IN A MOVIE HAS ME STUMPED...

At least with LOBO it will be FRAG SMASH FRAG SMASH FUN !!!

Doctor Strange if done correctly would be cool...

siggisuperman - 9/13/2012, 1:31 AM
DO you guys think they will show it at NY comic con ????
AC1 - 9/13/2012, 2:44 AM
I'd love to see Viggo in a Marvel film, but not necessarily as Dr Strange. I'd really like to see him as a villain instead.
marvel72 - 9/13/2012, 3:10 AM
i read somewhere the comic con test footage of ant-man showed him taking out two goons in a coridoor.
MCMLXXXII - 9/13/2012, 3:13 AM
i'd leaning more towards jim caviezel for doctor strange..

agree on using viggo mortensen as a bad guy, that would differentiate with what most people are familiar with him..

and edgar wright has never done anything i didn't like/love so great, but it seems like ant-man exists in another universe, shouldn't it be part of phase 2?
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