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Edgar Wright Delivers a Status Update on Marvel's Ant-Man

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June 30, 2010
Source: Box Office Magazine

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The last time we heard about Edgar Wright's Ant-Man movie, based on the Marvel superhero, was actually just back in April, when Kevin Feige said that we may actually see them starting early work on it by the end of this year with a release coming sometime after The Avengers hits in 2012. But that news didn't stop Box Office Magazine (found via ComingSoon) from asking Edgar Wright about the comic book movie in their recent interview. Wright gives a good update and even reveals some details about what to expect, including making an Iron Man comparison for its humor. Sadly, it doesn't seem like much progress has been made.

"I haven't actually started the second draft yet--I'm not going to be able to until this film [Scott Pilgrim] is out--but what we wrote for the first draft, and what Marvel really liked, is that it's funny, but it's a genre film. It's about the level of comedy that Iron Man has. The idea is to make a high-concept genre film where it's within another genre. His suit and its power is the big gadget and it takes place in the real world. I just wanted to do something that was slightly different than the superhero origin film. I felt that between that and the various mad scientist, crazy doctor films that we've all seen, this would be a way into an origin that was slightly different. I'm not really a multi-tasker--I haven't done anything since Marvel liked our first draft."

We've been reporting on a potential Ant-Man movie directed by Edgar Wright since back in 2007 and have been hunting for news about it ever since. It wasn't until February of this year that some interest heated up when Stan Lee tweeted about a meeting he had with Edgar to talk about Ant-Man. Thankfully it sounds like Wright is still on-board and still prepared to direct this at some point down the line, even if that's not until 2012. Beyond that and his update above, we're just going to have to wait and hope for more updates on this down the line. Though with Marvel ramping up their offerings, I expect to see this sooner rather than later.

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  • Joseph
    So Edgar, what about 'The World's End'?
  • Logan
    nathan fillion for ant man :D
  • Shyguy
    yep nathan filion for antman ^_^
  • Ben
    I want World's End before Ant Man.
  • deadpool 72
    i want to see him become giant man by the end of the film,also dc comics the atom would be better.
  • I am...
    Why would ou want to waste money on a guy who has almost the same superpowers as Mr Fantastic? Shove him in as a supporting character and that's it! Honestly, who wants to see that again when you have Iron man,Thor,Green Lantern and plenty more with advanced CGI? Honestly! loll! Come on guys, not all the characters from Marvel deserve a movie, choose well and you will make money!
  • matt
    @6 So you would prefer that every super hero movie is action packed nonsense, thats really not the attitude that people should be making these films with. Characters have their niches, wether they be dark niches, adventurous ones or comedic ones, a character should have his own feel, and if they do give this the comedic feel of the recent series it should come as a welcome break from all the smash and bash super heroics we see (not that i dont like those but even i couldnt live off of steak forever)
  • Glass
    Ant-Man is lame, the most interesting thing he's ever done is beat his wife.
  • theotherbluth
    I have to agree, Ant man is pretty lame. Considering all the other heroes Marvel has to choose from, he's really low on my list. I would go see it though, if Lucy Lui plays Wasp and is naked the whole movie.
  • I am...
    @#7 : Not really action packed nonsense (which we haven't witnessed so far as the adaptation were so awsome) but something that is worth paying attention . His name says it all! Ant man aka don't pay attention to me loll! Well, I have to hand it to ya that he may have a niche but that niche is really small and you know what that means? Not much money as a result. Whatever investor that want to put their money in, they will be wise enough to spot that it will be a utter waste!
  • Matt
    @10 true it may currently be a small n che but if effective it has its own market other than just acton junkies, edgar wright has a fair following and i know trust hm directing and comedy movie. and i have to point out two of marvels recent moves were action nonsense (punisher and incredble hulk) and both were good enough to warrant a purchase frm me but just feel we need some variation therwie we are going to see sme real repeated terrtry n these films.
  • 1-7
    Studios are just scraping the bottom of the barrel to cash in on the oversaturated market of comic book films. Ant-Man is piss, absolutely lame character, nothing at all that warrants a big screen version. Ant-Man is proof that not all superheroes deserve movie adaptations.

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