What sort of movie is Edgar Wright planning to make with Ant-Man, and who’ll he get to play the lead?
Coming from Wright, whose films all feature a mix of action and comedy, and given his fun and energetic demo reel for the character, it’s no surprise to see that there’s likely a real comic slant to the film. Or that’s the impression given by the current two-name shortlist for the lead role. The two names reportedly in real contention to play Ant-Man are Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who, realistically, seems to be in contention for many roles of this type) and Paul Rudd. Read More »
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The World’s End has truly ended. After opening in most markets across the world, writer/director Edgar Wright has finished promoting the fantastic film and can move onto his next project. That next thing, as we all know, is the kickoff to Marvel’s Phase Three: the Summer 2015 release Ant-Man. A couple months ago Wright completed a short test reel, which was first shown at Comic-Con 2012, but he just took to Twitter to tease more work on the film with an exciting new image. Check it out below. Read More »
We’re going to see Edgar Wright‘s Marvel movie a few months earlier than originally planned. Ant-Man, the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3, was originally set for release on November 5, 2015. It has now been moved up to July 31, 2015. That’s about two months after Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters plus it’ll no longer directly compete with the 24th James Bond film and Peanuts animated film.
With Ant-Man moving from Fall to the Summer, Disney now has four confirmed titles with Summer 2015 release dates: Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, Inside Out on June 19, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 on July 10 and now this. That leaves very little Summer room for Star Wars Episode VII and helps support the idea that Disney will bump that film back to Winter. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Back when Edgar Wright first signed on for Ant-Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe wasn’t really a thing. Iron Man hadn’t come out yet, and The Avengers was no more than a twinkle in Kevin Feige’s eye.
But a lot’s changed since then, and Ant-Man‘s had to evolve with it. The script, by Wright and Joe Cornish, recently underwent some fine-tuning to better fit it into the now tightly interconnected movie franchise. Still, Wright maintains that his superhero flick will be “pretty standalone” with regard to the MCU.
Hit the jump to read his thoughts. Plus, he offers a minor update on another upcoming project of his, a straight horror film.
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In the comics, Ant-Man invents Ultron, but that will not be the case in the movies. Though Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will open seven months before Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man, the two characters won’t link up and for good reason. In a new interview, Wright explained the success, or failure, of many superhero movies hinges on keeping the story focused. In this case, it being the first Ant-Man film, his comments suggest it’ll be in the mold of Jon Favreau’s first Iron Man and focus solely on the main character, deriving a villain from his world, not independently. Read his quotes below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
Update: We have an update at the bottom of the story.
Last month, Vin Diesel got tongues wagging when he uploaded an image of himself posing next to a certain comic book cover at the Marvel offices. This month, Simon Pegg is pulling the same move.
The Brit actor has tweeted several photos of himself visiting Marvel and posing with various props, like a Hulk statue and a Thor hammer. But most intriguing of all is the pic of Pegg pointing to an image of Ant-Man — a character that, as we all know, will be brought to life in 2015 by Pegg’s longtime friend and collaborator Edgar Wright.
So does this mean Wright’s already found his lead? Hit the jump to check out the photo and join us as we speculate wildly.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 by Angie Han
This weekend’s big reveal that the Avengers sequel would be titled Avengers: Age of Ultron immediately got comics geeks wondering what that meant for Ant-Man. In the books, Ultron is created by Hank Pym a.k.a. Ant-Man — but in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man isn’t due out until after Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters.
Whedon clarified soon afterward that they’d be “doing our own version of the origin story for Ultron,” which would not involve Hank Pym. But don’t worry, Wright has asserted that he’ll still crop up when Ant-Man hits later that same year. Hit the jump to get the latest info.
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When we first entered the world of Marvel’s Ant-Man, Edgar Wright was on stage at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 with awesome test footage. Then a 2015 release date was locked in, making it the first post Avengers 2 Marvel movie and the kick-off to Phase Three.
In the meantime the writer/director went off and finished the Cornetto Trilogy with The World’s End, which opens in the UK next week and in the US next month. Currently, Wright is promoting that film and confirmed the script for Ant-Man, which he wrote with Joe Cornish, is finally finished. It’s just waiting for him to complete his obligations with The World’s End, at which point he’ll move over to Marvel. Read More »