Could Edgar Wright Finally Be Making an Adaptation of 'Ant Man'?
There's been quite a history regarding an adaptation of Marvel's lesser known comic character Ant Man with Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright at the helm. However, the smaller budget superhero film has never seemed to gain any real traction and the last real update on the film came back in 2010 from Wright himself. However, this year, especially with The Avengers landing a massive take at the box office in its opening weekend, it sounds like Marvel may have the money and the balls to make it happen. Actually, Wright may be hinting at that very fact now. Read on!
The only text that went with the picture was, "Received this in the mail. What can it mean?" It's very cryptic, and it could just be Wright being sarcastic about not understanding the piece of art (that may have just come from a fan), but maybe it's also a way of letting everyone know that development is finally taking off. After all, SlashFilm points out that Bleeding Cool recently interviewed Kevin Feige and asked about the status of Ant Man. His response was surprisingly positive and there just might be a promising future for the superhero on the big screen. Feige said of Ant-Man:
"It's somewhere. I'll just say it's closer than it's ever been in its long maybe eight year history, and I usually e-mail Edgar every two or three days and over those eight years its got further away and closer… we are now closer than we've ever been. So I hope it will come together shortly."
That would be great news for patient Marvel fans, especially now that they have Whedon's succesful take on The Avengers to hold them over for a little while. For those who aren't familiar with Ant Man, Biophysicist and Security Operations Center expert Dr. Henry 'Hank' Pym decided to become the superhero after discovering a chemical substance that would allow the user to alter his size. Armed with a helmet that could control ants, Pym would shrink down to the size of an insect to become the mystery-solving Ant-Man. It sounds a little silly, but with Wright in the driver's seat, I have full faith in the project. Your thoughts?