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The date that we first learned about Edgar Wright's live-action movie about the Marvel Comics superhero Ant-Man was April 28, 2006. The project was actually announced more than two years before Iron Man hit theaters and went in to development at the same time as Thor, The Incredible Hulk and Captain America: The First Avenger. But while all of those films have been made, Ant-Man still waits at Marvel for his day to shine.
And that day is coming. The studio has announced that Wright's film will be the first solo movie to be released after Joss Whedon's The Avengers 2, dated to hit theaters on November 6, 2015. There is a slight hitch, however. The Marvel Cinematic Universe didn't exist when Wright and co-writer Joe Cornish sat down to write the script for the movie. As a result, some polishing needs to be done.
As part of an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed some new details about Ant-Man, and part of that is the fact that the script is currently undergoing some work. "Frankly, now we have to re-write it to put it a little bit more into the [Marvel Cinematic Universe] because it was written before it existed," he told the magazine.
There was also the discussion of the actor that Marvel Studios would get to play the hero, who has the ability to shrink at will and communicate with insects. Because the project has been around for so long there has been plenty of speculation, with many throwing out names like Nathan Fillion or Alan Tudyk, but the truth is that the names that the studio has looked at have changed over the years. Said Feige, "We’ve talked about various names over the past eight years but as you can imagine they keep changing as time goes by. But towards the end of this year, we’ll buckle down and start casting and start refining the script, which is great and which is very Edgar. He has done a great job being incredibly true to the comics, but is putting his own spin on it. So we’ll be drawing on multiple mythologies for this one."
Production on Ant-Man will begin next year.