Daily News Bytes: Marvel Trailers ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’, Voodoo Doughnuts Sweet on ‘Steven Universe’, ‘Black Panther’ Wows & More

‘Black Panther’ First Reactions: It’s “Astonishing,” “Iconic” and “Will Save Blockbusters”
Ryan Coogler’s visually stunning, politically savvy entry into the Marvel movieverse had a truly triumphant world premiere Monday night in Hollywood (even Beyonce is channeling the super hero, it seems). Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis, Black Panther opens across the US on February 16.

The Marvel Studios YouTube channel just loaded up with new behind-the-scenes interviews, so check them out!

Made in NY Media Center by IFP Presents Exhibition Featuring the Artistry of Cinema 4D Enthusiast Mike Winkelmann
The artist better known as Beeple will be toasted with a retrospective display in Brooklyn, opening Feb. 1 with an evening reception and running through Feb. 28. Winkelmann has created motion graphics and VJ clips for some of the world’s most admired electronic musicians, including deadmau5, Skrillex, Taio Cruz and Flying Lotus; his films have screened at festivals from Miami Art Basel to Prix Ars Electronica and beyond.

Steve Ahn’s Destiny: Challenging the Animation Industry
Den of Geek talks to the successful animator who walked away from what would be a dream job to many in order to created his self-funded animated short, Blossom Detective Holmes: Selfie with a Stranger. “I kind of wanted to challenge myself to create something different than the mainstream, which is a crime mystery. They don’t really have fancy action or robots but if you have the right directing skill you can hit the right moment of great storytelling.”

Voodoo Doughnut & Cartoon Network Team for ‘Steven Universe’ Treats
Celebrate the DVD release of The Complete First Season (out now!) with a delicious show-inspired sugar bombs! The sweets are available one day only, Feb. 3, at Voodoo locations in Austin, Denver, Los Angeles and Portland, OR. SoCal fans can head to the Universal CityWalk shop to see a towering image of Steven made out of 800 doughnuts, and see series voice stars Zach Callison (Steven), Deedee Mango Hall (Pearl), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst) and Shelby Rabara (Peridot) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. If you can’t be there in person, be sure to check Voodoo’s Facebook page on Friday to see the doughnut designs!

VIDEO: ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ Official Trailer
One of the most surprising and visually delightful superhero flicks of the past few years finally gets its sequel wings when Disney releases the Marvel Studios title on July 6, 2018. Directed again by Peyton Reed, the film picks up in the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War as Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with balancing superhero duties and fatherhood. Things get more complicated when Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Pym (Michael Douglas) confront him with an urgent new mission for Ant-Man — and his new pint-sized partner.

Ant-Man and The Wasp
Ant-Man and The Wasp
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Steven Universe


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