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