Stan Lee Says Edgar Wright's Ant-Man Movie is Coming Soon
Oh, that sneaky Stan Lee. Or rather "Smilin Stan Lee" as he's known on Twitter. The legendary comic book maestro wrote a few tweets today about upcoming Marvel movies. Lee wrote, after presumably having lunch with Edgar Wright, that: "Marvel is prepping a movie starring -- Ant Man!" Now, we've known this for a long time, what we don't know, however, is how soon Marvel Studios wants to get the Ant-Man movie into production. I wouldn't take this as a sure sign that it's officially happening, as Stan Lee doesn't exactly work for Kevin Feige, and he's the one who makes all the decisions at Marvel Studios. But you never know?
Stan Lee wrote a few more tweets of interest following that original one. Here's what else said on Twitter:
"I had lunch with the cool, young director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) and, as you’d imagine, we had fun discussing the tiny hero."
"Ant Man is just one of the many wild treats Marvel has planned for you, such as Iron Fist, Dr. Strange, Black Panther and more, more, more!"
The first tweet essentially confirms that, even though he's been attached for almost five years, Edgar Wright is still attached to direct Ant-Man, when and if it ever goes into production. I have a feeling that Marvel took a look at his new Scott Pilgrim movie and said "hell yes" let's get this Ant-Man movie going (finally). Plus, with DC Entertainment going "all in" with Christopher Nolan today, DC has upped the ante once again, and Marvel better call or raise if they want to hold on to their chips moving forward. And speaking of moving forward, Stan Lee also name drops some big characters that fans have been dying to see on the big screen.
The only thing is that we've heard about all of these movies before - Iron Fist last March, Dr. Strange back in 2008, and Black Panther last July. And, as I said earlier, who knows if Stan Lee was just looking at some papers in the Marvel offices or if he's actually being told that these movies are coming soon (and not just "in the works" many years down the line). I guess we'll find out soon enough how true all of this is! Thoughts?