Posted on Friday, April 16th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
There isn’t much to this story, just the screen capture included above. It is of a tweet from Edgar Wright, director of Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the upcoming film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, that reads:
I just met Joss Whedon for the first time. Speculation commence!
Edgar is in town (I heard there was a Los Angeles Scott Pilgrim test screening earlier this week) and the filmmaker apparently just met with Joss Whedon. As you might recall, Whedon is rewriting and directing the upcoming Marvel superhero team-up movie The Avengers. And you might also recall, Edgar co-wrote a script for Marvel’s Ant-Man with Joe Cornish before going into production on Scott Pilgrim.
I’ve heard Marvel is very excited to get Ant-Man into production soon and we’ve previously reported that Disney has already purchased a domain name for the Ant-Man movie. Comic book geeks know that Ant-Man is one of The Avengers, and would likely be introduced in The Avengers movie. So is this just a chance meeting, or planning for The Avengers/Ant-Man?