Edgar Wright is the man in charge of bringing the Marvel character Ant-Man to the big screen, as he is responsible for writing and directing the big screen adaptation. Now, Edgar has been talking about his plans for the movie, giving fans a little update on what they can expect from the film.
Wright revealed to IGN Movies, “It’s a way of doing a superhero film within another genre. I wanted to tell an origin tale in a slightly different way. It’s part of the Marvel cinematic universe, but it also feels like its own piece. I’ve been collaborating with [Marvel boss] Kevin [Feige] during the whole of that cycle.
He added, “I think people have always assumed… ‘Oh why is it taking so long to make?’ Part of it is because I wanted to make two other movies first. I wanted to make World’s End… me and Simon were very keen to make it and it felt like it was unfinished business and we wanted to wrap up the trilogy. The script came together really fast. Well not really fast, but it came together at a certain point where it was like ‘I really want to do this next.’"
Edgar continued, “But to be honest, the later I do it, it feels like I could learn more, especially about special effects. It’s a big effects movie, so I’m pleased to go into it having done Scott Pilgrim and The World’s End because you’re always learning more about that side. I hope that at some point we’ll be able to show that at some venue all finished. Because obviously at Comic-Con we showed it unfinished. All done it looks really good.”
As well as working on the screenplay for the Ant-Man movie, Edgar Wright is also going to be directing the film. Ant-Man is set to be released on November 6, 2015, as part of Marvel’s Phase Three, although there is talk of him making a brief appearance in The Avengers 2.