Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
If you watched the Ant-Man trailer all the way to the end, you probably noticed they urged people to pick up the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly for more information on the film. The cover is already out there; now, so is the magazine, which includes some new images and information. The images aren’t major (though there is a cool Yellowjacket concept image that’s sure to pop online soon) but the info about the movie is. Kevin Feige talks about the Edgar Wright split, Rudd discusses how much of Wright’s work is still in the film, and one revelation includes how the shrinking scenes are done. See the new Ant-Man photos and read the info below.
Update: The Yellowjacket image is online now, along with another piece of concept art featuring tiny Ant-Man. We’ve added those below.
As for the news, the article says that Darren Cross (played by Corey Stoll) is one of Hank Pym’s proteges, and that once he realizes Pym has the Ant-Man suit, he devises a similar technology. Hence the Yellowjacket alter-ego. We also learn that the prison fight in the trailer is from the beginning of the film and Scott Lang (Rudd) is in prison for stealing from a CEO who himself was stealing from a company. So Lang is a thief, but a good thief.
On the topic of Edgar Wright, Marvel President Kevin Feige told EW the following:
It is true that there were disagreements about the direction the script should take…. Everything was above board. Everything was done with everybody else’s knowledge. There was a sense of ‘We’re going in this direction, you’re staying in this direction, maybe it’s best that we end as friends.’
Rudd did work on the script with Adam McKay after that happened but said some of the biggest ideas remain from the Wright/Joe Cornish version:
The bones of it is really Edgar and Joe. It’s been an emotional roller coaster but I’m very excited now.
Finally, the article reveals that the scenes where Ant-Man is small aren’t going to be achieved with huge sets like Honey I Shrunk the Kids. They’ll be achieved by a combination of macro photography — like you’d see in a nature documentary — and motion capture.”There are cameras and lenses that makes small areas look like the most epic landscapes,” co-producer Brad Winderbaum told EW. “Then we shooting motion capture with Paul to insert Ant-Man into those environments.”
Here are two pieces of concept art, showing Yellowjacket, and Ant-Man at his tiniest in the bathtub.
There’s more in the new EW; if you’re an Ant-Man fan I suggest you pick it up. For now though, what do you think of these revelations?Cool Posts From Around the Web: