There’s been talk about an Ant-Man movie even before Marvel‘s The Avengers were shot. There were even some rumblings about putting the small superhero in the first formation of the group onscreen, since he was one of the founding members. Years later, Edgar Wright puts our minds at rest over the latest on his long-awaited superhero film.
We know that Edgar Wright has been a busy bee making the last edition of his Blood & Ice Cream trilogy, The World’s End. We’re just happy that Wright and company didn’t forget that one day they’d be making an Ant-Man movie. It’s been in talks for so long, a number of Marvel fans are under the impression that it’ll never get made. Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish have already written a script, and there’s been some test footage already shot of the superhero. But our question is what has Wright and company been doing in order to keep Ant-Man alive at Marvel.
“I’ve been collaborating with [Marvel Studios Producer] Kevin [Feige] during the whole of that cycle. I think people have always assumed… ‘Oh why is it taking so long to make?’ Part of it is because I wanted to make two other movies first. I wanted to make World’s End… me and Simon were very keen to make it and it felt like it was unfinished business and we wanted to wrap up the trilogy. The script came together really fast. Well not really fast, but it came together at a certain point where it was like ‘I really want to do this next.’
But to be honest, the later I do it, it feels like I could learn more, especially about special effects. It’s a big effects movie, so I’m pleased to go into it having done Scott Pilgrim and The World’s End because you’re always learning more about that side… It’s a way of doing a superhero film within another genre. I wanted to tell an origin tale in a slightly different way. It’s part of the Marvel cinematic universe, but it also feels like its own piece.”
What we’re curious about is how they’ll be approaching Ant-Man in a supposedly different way. Still, we should be happy that we’re getting an Ant-Man movie at all. The fact that Wright collaborated with Joe Cornish on the script alone makes us feel good about where it could be going. After all, Cornish is the same guy who wrote and directed the surprisingly great sci-fi film Attack the Block a couple of years back. And, as Edgar Wright stated, this isn’t the first time he’s dealt not only with existing comic book material but special effects. We look forward to see what Edgar Wright and Marvel do with Ant-Man sooner than later.
Do you still want to see an Ant-Man movie? Why or why not?
Source: Coming Soon!