MCU Commentary #11 - Ant-Man - “You’ve Seen It or You Haven’t.”

Published March 15, 2019

It's time to bring in another new character as the guys do a movie commentary for Ant-Man. Joe points out flashbacks that tie in to previous MCU movies and the process of aging/de-aging that was used in the movie. The perceived reasons why Edgar Wright left the film are discussed.

Paul Rudd's long, unaging career is laid out. Joe posits the important role of the supporting characters in superhero films. Evangeline Lily's career as an extra is revealed. M. Night Shyamalan and the concept of Director's jail are discussed as is the guys' opinions on re-watching movies with big twists.

A key HBO TV Role for Bobby Canivale is discussed and Joe talks about his reaction to this film as a father to a daughter.

Multiple connections to the movie 13 Going On 30 are pointed out and Joe details his 2 Vasectomies. Potential candidates for Scott Lang are discussed and the guys have an educated guess as to who Edgar Wright's Ant-Man would have been.

Paul Rudd's self-depreciating thoughts on playing the character are talked about and the reason for a costume revision is revealed. Director Peyton Reed's resume is reviewed. The first ever person to portray Ant-Man makes a cameo in this movie and he is revealed. The guys talk about Lang's daughter's rumoured role in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame.

Joe's TV viewing habits are discussed and the guys debate Francis Ford Coppolla's career post-Apocalypse Now, particularly how Dracula holds up. Todd points out how Joe keeps ruining past movies for him. New techniques in set/prop making created by Disney is detailed. The guys pitch new licensing for Universal Studio's Marvel-themed rides and Joe points out the source of the laser sound effects in the movie.

The question is raised as to the need for Ant-Man's helmet in the shrinking process. A high school video project from Todd is recounted and Joe tells a story about meeting Will Arnett and having a tweet liked by Chris Miller.