As far as real-life stories go, the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton has some of the most uncanny casting we’ve ever seen. “I was sitting in the kitchen watching Sports Center and he comes in and tells me he wants me to play him in a movie,” O'Shea Jackson Jr. told us about the moment his father, O'Shea Jackson (aka Ice Cube), first approached him about making his acting debut. In addition to Jackson Jr., the drama features Corey Hawkins (Non-Stop) as Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell (Contraband) as Eazy-E, Neil Brown Jr. (Fast & Furious) as DJ Yella, and Aldis Hodge (A Good Day to Die Hard) as MC Ren.
Like the Guardians, Ant-Man is considered a lesser character in the Marvel Comics canon. Marvel acted quickly and replaced Wright with hit comedy director Peyton Reed, who brought an undeniably sunshiney approach. Abby Ryder Forston, the young actress who plays Ant-Man’s daughter held a count-the-Goldfish-cracker contest, and stars Paul Rudd (as the titular shrinking superhero) and Corey Stoll (as the villain Yellowjacket) sang the ubiquitous Frozen song “Let It Go” in between takes.
You’d never know Peyton Reed was a fanboy based on a résumé that includes Bring It On, The Break-Up, and Yes Man all the way back to TV shows like The Weird Al Show, Mr. Show, and Upright Citizen’s Brigade. Reed’s chance finally arrived in June 2014, when he replaced Edgar Wright as the director of Marvel’s Ant-Man. The film stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, a master thief recruited by inventor Hank Pym (the original Ant-Man in the comics, played by Michael Douglas) to take control of a suit that can shrink humans to microscopic size.