Edgar Wright Is Getting Back To Work On Ant-Man
With The Avengers set to start lensing in the next few months and every role, from Iron Man to Hawkeye, cast, the big question that remains in the Marvel Movie Universe is Ant-Man. Edgar Wright has been attached to the character for nearly five years now, and finished the first version of his script back in 2008, but due to his work on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, his brain has been lost in another comic's world. With Pilgrim now out on Blu-ray/DVD and most of the international press done, all eyes are on Wright for his next move, and it appears that he's stepping towards the diminutive arthropodal hero.
Wright has told The Los Angeles Times that, with his schedule now opened up, he has returned to his work on Ant-Man for the first time since he began working on Scott Pilgrim. Wright has previously said that his film will be a "high-tech spy heist film" and now says that his film will be a different approach then what we've seen from the other Marvel properties, such as Iron Man, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.
"This one's not about about the urgency of summer tentpoles and things going into production without a script. It's slightly different than that."
Given that Ant-Man has never exactly been an A-list character for the comic book, I must say that I'm curious where Wright's take on the character separates from what we've seen on the page and where he stays loyal to the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby creation. In summation: it's an Edgar Wright movie and it's a Marvel movie, what's not to love?
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