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Edgar Wright Could Make 'Ant-Man' Next, After The Avengers

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April 25, 2010
Source: SuperHeroHype

Ant-Man

With so much talk of comic book movies these days, and with Iron Man 2 coming up very soon, it's time to get a status update on Marvel's Ant-Man, which Edgar Wright had been developing until he started Scott Pilgrim. Our friends at SuperHeroHype talked with Marvel's Kevin Feige recently and asked him about the Ant-Man movie. "Edgar was in L.A. last week, we sat down, and we started working on a calendar of when to get him back into it once he finishes promoting Scott Pilgrim, so I think towards the end of this year, early next year we'd start looking at early prep for that, but certainly for a release date after The Avengers."

Although Wright has been attached to the Ant-Man movie for a long time, he's held onto the opportunity, waiting for the right time to make it, I suppose. It was actually just a few months ago when we reported that Stan Lee had been talking with Wright about that movie as well. It sounds like Marvel wants to get things going once he's finished with Scott Pilgrim, but of course, you never know, as we did report last year that he was going to make a comedy called Baby Driver first. The Avengers is scheduled for May 4th, 2012, so the earliest we could see Ant-Man is in late 2012 or sometime in 2013, but that's a long ways away. Stay tuned!

I remember when Disney bought Marvel late last year, everyone started talking about seeing Pixar make an animated Ant-Man movie with Edgar Wright, but I think I'd rather see live-action. What do you think?

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  • livingword
    Do not really care what happens to this movie.......I can not see ant man as it's own solo project. The character himself is really only a support character and any movie that features him will most likely fail. Marvel do not add this movie to the long list of bombs you are racking up like Wolverine, X-Men (all of them), Ghost Rider, Electra, Daredevil, Spiderman 3, Fantastic Four (all of them) ect.... I do not believe I need to name any more, we all get the point. STOP IT NOW BEFORE YOU MAKE THE MISTAKE TO MAKE THIS MOVIE AND THEN ADD IN POST PRODUCTION 3-D
  • People's Champ
    I dont think it will fail if Wright is behind it. I wont expect it to be a five star classic. They could set up a few movies before Avengers 2 comes out like Ant Man, Vision and maybe Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch. I just wanna hear something more concrete.
  • jake the snake
    Definitely rather see live action instead of animated but I'll take it either way. Love Ant-man.
  • Colt
    #1, I like how you listed all the movies that Marvel studios actually had no hand in. since making their own (Iron man, the new hulk, etc), Marvel has done nothing but make great movies. I see this being just like the others...great.
  • Joshua m
    I think I only want to see this if Wright is doing it. His mix serious drama and comedy would be awesome for this and it'd be different than any other major Marvel movie, or comic book movie period, out there. I'm all for it... In live action... Live 2-D action.
  • notes
    I also like that more than half of the movies that #1 listed made huge bank. They weren't that great, but they were in way "bombs".
  • Cody w
    Ugh...stop with the damn superhero movies. WE HAVE ENOUGH!
  • livingword
    #4 my statement was not in regards to a particular studios involvement and success or lack there of.........I was simpling listing a large amount of bad movies made from marvel comics. Some comic book movies just are not worth doing unless you plan on investing a large amount of money in cast and special effects. ................And lets face it. People barely bought the ant man comic, so they definitely are not going to support a movie
  • jake the snake
    #1 I think Marvel made one of those movies so get your info before saying Marvel made bad movies.
  • livingword
    #9 I do not care if marvel made the movie or not. They are bad marvel comic book movies. So maybe you should get your facts straight before you comment again
  • John I.G>
    Usually I'm on your side of things Alex, but this time I think you've missed the mark when it comes to the animated feature. To even consider the idea of Pixar doing Ant-man is silly. Pixar's place in Disney is to do what Pixar has always done, make their own amazing movies and bring in money, just under Disney they have more resources. I also believe Marvel's place in Disney is similar, it is merely a springboard for the movies, Disney doesn't want to integrate Marvel into their other sections or projects, they just want them to make more Marvel movies the same way they have been and thus bring in more money. They don't want to mess with a formula that works, let alone two of them.
  • #1: You obviously don't read the comics if you think Hank Pym (or hell, even Scott Lang) is just a support character. Hell, they could fill a who trilogy just with the Ultron stuff or his crazy relationship with Janet Van Dyne or his time in the Avengers. There are a lot of bad comic book movies... period. However, Marvel has the best track record so far when they make their own films. Sure, they've technically only made two films (Iron Man and Incredible Hulk) but both were good films. You could list just as many bad DC films that were made by other companies (Steel, Catwoman, most of the Superman films), that doesn't mean DC should stop making movies based on their popular characters.
  • 1-7
    Ant Man is a lame character. The most interesting thing he's ever done is beat his wife.
  • livingword
    #11 I could care less how many interesting things he has done in comic books. I have read many of the ant man comics and they were ok, but translating a comic character to the big screen requires more than just interesting characters and stories. Just look at the Watchmen movie. Great comic book, but it did not translate well onto the big screen. Some comic book movies should be left in the comics for the simple reason that they can not make good movies. It is not enough for the fans of the character and comics to like the movie. If ant man is unable to reach a large scale audience and build on the comic book brand then it is not worth making. Look even the comic book sales of this character is anemic so why would a movie be different. I would love for marvel to launch movies of other characters in the universe, but they have to do it wisely. It makes no sense to make a movie of a character that people will not embrace and kill their facination of the characters for any future tandem super hero movies. I also do not care about DC track record. I am talking about marvel right now. I am not bias either way, but at least DC is not just throwing character movies out there. They are taking their time and only throwing out the movies they believe have a real chance of being hits.
  • spanky
    the absolute BEST this could ever be is an animated short...who is stupid enough to back an idiot project like this with real money???? I need to move out to Hollywood...there is evidently a LOT of easy money to be made there...no talent required...
  • 1-7
    Lame. As the top-tier heroes are expended were left with the bottom of the barrell. Not every superhero deserves a movie.

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