First Look: Edgar Wright Gives a Sneak Peek from the 'Ant-Man' Set
After completing The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy with The World's End this past summer, director Edgar Wright is wasting no time getting back behind the camera. As everyone knows by now, the director of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is taking on Marvel's Phase Three film Ant-Man. The film was teased at Comic-Con a couple years ago with a special effects test, but since then a leading man to play the title character has not been announced, and we've been unsure as to when the film would begin production. Well, today Wright posted a photo showing he's working on the film, but what does this mean?
Edgar Wright wrote, "Now I'm back in LA, it's high time to finish a little something I've been working on…"
As you can see, that photo is from the set of Ant-Man, and the suit is very similar to the one featured in the video show at Comic-Con (if you can't find an illegal version online, here's a storyboard version from a fan). However, is the actor playing Ant-Man actually in that suit, or is this just a special effects test? Simon Pegg trolled the Internet with a photo from Marvel not too long ago, and we're doubting he'll end up in the role, so just who will end up being Wright's leading man? If the director is already busy behind the scenes, hopefully an announcement is coming soon. Ant-Man arrives in theaters everywhere on July 31st, 2015.
UPDATE: We've been told this image from Edgar Wright is actually from when he was working on the clip shown at Comic-Con. Wright is not currently filming Ant-Man, but is likely back in Los Angeles for pre-production. Hopefully that means we get some casting announcements soon. Carry on.