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 »
Posted on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
While the first three releases from Marvel’s Phase Two will be sequels to films from Phase One, the studio also has plans to introduce a whole bunch of new faces to the Cinematic Universe with films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man. The cast for the former has been shaping up nicely as of late, with Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Zoë Saldana clinching the leads. It’ll be a while yet before we get to see what those guys actually look like in character, but a new piece of concept art offers a peek at a young Peter Quill.
Meanwhile, casting on Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man is expected to get underway later this year, along with some rewrites. And if you’re having trouble imagining how such a tiny hero might look on the big screen, fear not. According to Feige, a polished version of the test reel shown at Comic-Con will be released sooner or later. Hit the jump to see the Guardians pic and get a status update on Ant-Man.
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The concept art and screen shots uncovered in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Box Set were just the beginning. This video is The Avengers to those individual shots.
Below, watch a nearly five-minute video from the set that shows footage not only from Iron Man 3, but behind the scenes shots from Thor: The Dark World, and those concept art pieces for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Alan Taylor, Anthony and Joe Russo, and James Gunn all discuss their upcoming films. Then, as a capper, Joss Whedon discusses The Avengers 2 (refered to as Marvel’s The Avengers Sequel) and some of Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man test footage is shown.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 by Angie Han
We’ve been very impatient to see Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man, and can you blame us? By the time it’s released in late 2015, it’ll have been almost ten years since the filmmaker began working on it. That’s long enough to make even the most faithful fans worry.
But Wright says he had his reasons for taking his time, two of which were Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and The World’s End. Moreover, he points out, Ant-Man could ultimately benefit from the slow schedule, since he knows much more about special effects now than he did back in 2006. Read his latest comments about the long-awaited project after the jump.
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