Edgar Wright Has Directed a Test Reel for an Adaptation of 'Ant Man'

June 28, 2012
Source: THR

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In May we were excited again about the prospect of the long gestating adaptation of Marvel's Ant Man in the hands of Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright, and Kevin Feige said it was closer to a reality than it had ever been. Well, the good news is that's even more true now as THR has learned Wright just finished shooting an official test reel for the film in order to test out the potential look and tone of the movie, not to mention determining if Ant Man's super powers actually look good and convincing on the big screen. However, at this time we don't know who played Hank Pym, the scientist who becomes Ant Man. Read on!

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. Again, this sounds like a bit of a silly premise, but with Wright at the helm, you can't help but have faith in the guy. Will we ever see this test reel? Probably not, unless there's a Comic-Con surprise in store. But if all goes well, maybe Ant Man will get a film finally.

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"Good news everyone..."

DAVIDPD on Jun 28, 2012


Always down with futurama references!

mooreworthy on Jun 28, 2012


Cant go wrong with Wright XD

LosZombies on Jun 28, 2012


He's too essential to the avengers...I'm surprised it took them this long to get to a film with him...I can't wait to see how they introduce him to this current universe

Corey Ross on Jun 28, 2012


ok people lets just face reality,ant-man looks great in the comics and cartoons as a whole..but in real life fighting along Captain America,Thor,Iron Man and The Hulk.Really people a guy with an army of ants and who is also the size of one would easily get squashed if your talking about real life physics here.Even if they used giant man he would be way taller than the hulk and become to much of a distractment to everything happening.I know how Hank Pym is important to the avengers history entirely but just use him without having ant-man.Its seriously just gonna make the avengers look like a live action looney tunes cartoon with ant-man

David Right on Jun 28, 2012


What do you mean "we don't know who played Hank Pym"?? It has to be Simon Pegg! 🙂

David Banner on Jun 29, 2012


I like your theory. I really want to see the test reel now.

Manuel on Jun 29, 2012


Bravo Marvel Definitely we encounter with Strangest cinematic comic book adaption ever. Magnificent Director. EdgarWright has power of Snake's Eyes to fascinating his lovers. Delaying in making of Ant-man is deliberately from him until had been enough time to work on this Beloved Superhero too. Edgar almost gain his power from solid , precise and subtle screenplay beside of undeniable love to direct & capture every frame of his pictures. Love to movie making falls from walls of his works , obviousley . He is Nearest guy to Tarantino for me but with Brighter Inner Kid. His movies had a unique editing style, I love that kinda editing , very effective , mindful and adorable. For opponent side I really love there would be seen " Ultron " or " Corcupine " for first time. ....and also big pity for my Beloved DC , day by day Avengers are assembeling and get more power , but .... MAYBE It would be lie if I say I will see Jusice League in THIS life of mine.

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 29, 2012


I would rather have a "Pym" film, than an "Ant-Man" film. My reason is mainly because if they decide to incorporate this in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I would rather see Giant-Man in the next Avengers instead of Ant-Man. Or it could be a mix of both. Ant-Man and Giant Man all in one depending on the suits/tech he uses - Just Hank Pym.

Simply G on Jun 29, 2012


Nice Idea But pym is original Ant-man.This make more sense. Essentially they must work on him. But I'm agree with you , I think they must bring Giantman for Avengers 2. They would have enough time in that movie for charactrization too

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 29, 2012

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