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Paul Rudd to Star in Marvel's 'Ant-Man' for Director Edgar Wright

Paul Rudd is Marvel's next big-screen superhero. According to Variety, Rudd is now in early negotiations to star in the upcoming Ant-Man movie directed by Edgar Wright and co-written by Joe Cornish. According to Wright, Ant-Man will be a little different than the average superhero origin tale, and the casting of Rudd definitely hints to a more comedic approach to a Marvel film. He told Box Office Magazine back in 2010:

What we wrote for the first draft, and what Marvel really liked, is that it's funny, but it's a genre film. It's about the level of comedy that Iron Man has. The idea is to make [...]

Mike Schur Says 'Parks and Rec' Won't Acknowledge Chris Pratt's New Superhero Body

Parks and Recreation actor Chris Pratt is preparing to star in the new Marvel superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy, and last week, he tweeted this photo of his absurdly muscular new superhero body after six months of working out and not drinking beer. TV Guide asked Parks and Rec showrunner/co-creator Mike Schur how they're going to explain why Pratt looks this way in the new season, and he said they might not even address it.

"I was as shocked as everybody," Schur says. "I obviously knew he was getting in crazy good shape for this movie. He had already started by the time we wrapped last year. [...]

Donald Glover Gets A Shout-Out From Creator Of New Biracial Spider-Man

Technically speaking, Donald Glover's Spider-Man campaign didn't directly inspire the character of Miles Morales, the new half-black, half-Hispanic Spider-Man debuting tomorrow in Marvel's Ultimate Fallout #4. However, seeing Glover in his Spider-Man jammies in Community's season premiere last year convinced creator Brian Michael Bendis he was on to something great. "He looked fantastic!" Bendis says. "I saw him in the costume and thought, 'I would like to read that book.' So I was glad I was writing that book." Apparently New Spidey is stepping into Peter Parker's shoes following his untimely comic book death in June, rather than following one brave studio's decision to skip directly to [...]

Left Handed Radio: 'Tales from the Longbox'

On this special comic book episode: Infinite Crossover, Doctor Doom has the hiccups, the Joker consults with his decorator, the X-Men smell someone smoking weed at 9 AM, Spider-Man goes suburban, Captain Britain, a slumber party gets into some Thor Loko, The Invisible Woman has advice on browsing the internet safely, and the Reverse Punisher.

Left Handed Radio is written and performed by Adam BozarthMatt LittleAnna Rubanova, and Brett White with Halle Kiefer, Dom Manzolillo, and John Timothy.

'Parks and Rec's Chris Pratt Will Be a Marvel Superhero in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Marvel has made a surprising casting choice for its upcoming big superhero franchise Guardians of the Galaxy by hiring actor Chris Pratt, best known for his role as Andy Dwyer on NBC's Parks and Recreation, to play one of the lead characters. Deadline reports that Pratt will play Star-Lord (real name Peter Quill), a NASA astronaut who's the offspring of a human mother and an alien father and becomes the leader of the central team of superheroes known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, which also includes Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, and Gamora. Those roles haven't been cast yet.

Pratt's casting ends a long search by Marvel and director James [...]

The Complete Guide to Everything: Fall TV Preview 2013

This week starts off with some confusion about Fleet Week and Fashion Week along with some good suggestions about where to go out on interesting dates even if you're a moleman. Tim and Tom then compare their tastes in board shorts before Tim quizzes Tom about baby etiquette at restaurants.

All of this of course leads to this year's Fall TV Preview where we discuss the new shows Almost Human, The Crazy Ones, Dracula, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Masterchef Junior, Masters of Sex, and The Million Second Quiz. We also solve a listener email concerning a stuck-up roommate and offer some dire warnings in regards to snakepeople.

This week's [...]

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Marvel Comics Historian Sean Howe

This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin show, Jeff is joined by Sean Howe, author of Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.

They talk about how Sean Howe managed to research his book, the influence of Stan Lee vs. Jack Kirby, how Marvel Comics became so popular in the 60's and how they are now doing the same with their cinematic universe.

"Maybe the biggest controversy in the history of Marvel is the discussion of whether Stan Lee was the genius or Jack Kirby was the genius, or said in another way: did Stan Lee totally swipe all of Jack Kirby's ideas? I think that is an overstatement, [...]