Edgar Wright Talks About Ant-Man

By Ed Perkis 2008-03-10 13:48:18discussion comments
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These Ant-Man stories are starting to come fast and furious now. This will be the second one in two months. Considering he isnít a well known Marvel superhero, thatís a lot. As we noted last month, Edgar Wright has written a script he plans to direct about the hero who can shrink down in size and communicate with insects.

Now, Empire Online got Wright to give up a few more details about the tone of the movie and which of the Ant-Man alter egos will be involved. Stating that he and co-writer Joe Cornish are working on the second draft of the script, Wright noted, ďItís going to be less overtly comedic than anything else Iíve ever done. Itís more of a full-on action adventure sci-fi film but with a comedic element Ė in the same spirit of a lot of escapist fare like that.Ē This is good news for Ant-Man fans who were worried that it was going to be presented as a big joke. Wright clearly states, ďItís certainly not a superhero spoof or pastiche and it certainly isnít a sort of Honey I Shrunk the Kids endeavour at all.Ē

The other big question for Ant-Man fans were which Ant-Man would be featured. The original Ant-Man was scientist Hank Pym, but as has been the case with a few superheroes, there were other men who took on the Ant-Man persona. One was Scott Lang, a burglar who stole Pymís equipment. Wright says both men will show up in the movie. As he puts it, ďAh well, it could be Scott Lang, it could be Hank Pym, it could be both Ė okay it is both, now thereís an exclusive for you.Ē There is still no confirmation that this will be Wrightís next movie, as he also has another project in development, but it sounds like it will happen eventually.
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