Oh man, here we go. Up until this point, Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man has been a pin on the proverbial calendar, a mark of the promise of what’s to come. The above Tweet makes things more tangible. More real. Ant-Man is coming, and it’s safe to assume production is underway.

That was posted an hour ago on Wright’s Twitter feed. Now that Wright has delivered The World’s End -- the final chapter of his Cornetto trilogy with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost – he’s officially free to turn his attention to the Marvel superhero he first teased alongside Marvel President Kevin Feige at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Remember that moment? (Fast forward to the 3-minute, 30-second mark for the start of that presentation.)

Since then? Not much. Wright jokes in the video that he’s taking the Terrence Malick approach to superhero movies. But Marvel’s conversation recently has been dominated by Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. So you can kind of understand why Ant-Man has been moved to the back burner, albeit temporarily. Well, no longer.

But with this Ant-Man image come the questions. Who is in that suit? Does Wright have an actor in place for his Ant-Man movie? Are we going to hear about casting sooner rather than later? We’re going to have to, as Marvel has circled July 31, 2015 as a release date for the Ant-Man movie, putting it right at the head of the studio’s Phase Three … and the first movie on the Marvel slate after the Avengers sequel.

Here’s what we know about Ant-Man to date. Wright is going to direct from a script he co-wrote with Joe Cornish. It won’t connect to Ultron in the classic comic sense (at least, according to Wright’s explanation), which has a few fans scratching their heads. But the studio must have a tremendous bit of faith in what Wright is planning, because the release date was shifted from November to July – which means it will be in the wake of Avengers. Big shoes to fill. Here’s the image of Ant-Man that came from the test screening. The Twitter photo suggests that the design will stay the same. Excited?


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