With all the recent (and not so recent) hints and speculation about his proposed superhero film Ant-Man, it seems Edgar Wright has finally put us straight on the matter – sort of – by announcing that he hopes to start shooting the film this year. The project has long been in development from the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Shaun of the Dead director, and now things finally seem to be moving in the right direction.
Along with his collaborator, Attack the Block director Joe Cornish, Wright turned in a draft of the script last summer, and just a few weeks ago he also teased his Twitter followers with what appeared to be a minimalist Ant-Man poster… though he was very vague on details at the time.
And who is the mysterious Ant-Man? Well, for those of you who don’t know, he’s a superhero who has the ability to change his size, with an ant-controlling helmet. A variety of characters have assumed the title of Ant-Man over the years, most of which have been connected with The Avengers.
However, what with concrete plans with Simon Pegg to start production on The World’s End this summer, will Wright be able to fit Ant-Man into his busy schedule? Although some would say it’s doubtful, the director has confirmed that there is a possibility of shooting Ant-Man this year, but was making no promises:
“So as not to jinx things, I am going to remain spectacularly vague on this. Let’s just say I hope to shoot some Ant-Man and World’s End this year.”
So, we’ve heard it from the horse’s mouth – leaving us all to ponder whether Marvel Studios will be able to get this film into gear, with a hopeful Wright in-tow – maybe he knows something we don’t? It seems a little bit of patience is a virtue for Marvel fans, and be sure to check back here to keep up-to-date with the latest developments.
Are you excited about an Ant-Man movie?