Edgar Wright Has Filmed Test Footage For Ant-Man

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-06-28 18:36:34discussion comments
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With the exception of Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2 and The Avengers 2, we really have no idea what's in the future for Marvel Studios. Over the years we've reported rumors about movies for characters like Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange, but until they're officially announced it's all speculation. One project has always seemed closer than any other, however, and that's Ant-Man. Years ago Marvel hired Edgar Wright to both direct and co-write (with Joe Cornish) a screenplay about the shrinking superhero, but the project has always seemed to be stuck in stasis. Now it's being reported that Wright has finally gotten Ant-Man on screen, but unfortunately it's not for a feature film...yet.

According to THR, earlier this month Wright directed some test footage to see how Ant-Man would play on the big screen. While no exact details are given about what was filmed, they were apparently looking at the "potential look and tone of his movie" as well as the character's powers. The original version of the Ant-Man, who was one of the founding members of The Avengers, had both the ability to shrink himself down and command armies of ants with a special helmet of his own design. Wright has previously said that his film will be an origin story and work as a high-tech spy film.

As exciting as this news is, it's worth noting that no matter how good the test footage turns out, Ant-Man won't be Wright's next film. He is currently preparing to shoot The World's End, a new comedy that he wrote with Simon Pegg which will complete his Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (the other two movies being Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz). That said, it's still nice to know that the project is moving forward in some fashion.
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