It’s been a very long road, but soon Marvel’s Ant-Man will be making his big screen debut as the lead movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase III. As the near decade in development era ends for the movie about the minute hero (tentative release date is set for 2015,) filmmaker Edgar Wright dropped a few hints as to the current state of the project to IGN.
“I’ve been collaborating with [Marvel boss] Kevin [Feige] during the whole of that cycle. I think people have always assumed… ‘Oh why is it taking so long to make?’ Part of it is because I wanted to make two other movies first. I wanted to make World’s End… me and Simon [Pegg] were very keen to make it and it felt like it was unfinished business and we wanted to wrap up the trilogy. The script came together really fast. Well not really fast, but it came together at a certain point where it was like ‘I really want to do this next.”
“But to be honest, the later I do it, it feels like I could learn more, especially about special effects. It’s a big effects movie, so I’m pleased to go into it having done Scott Pilgrim and The World’s End because you’re always learning more about that side.”
Wright also goes on to say that his favorite Marvel movies to date have been the first Iron Man and Avengers, and talked about how the whole Marvel U comes together as a whole and how his Ant-Man will fit in.
“It’s a way of doing a superhero film within another genre. I wanted to tell an origin tale in a slightly different way. It’s part of the Marvel cinematic universe, but it also feels like its own piece.”
While we do have to wait two more years for Hank Pym to hit theaters, I do have to say that after hearing that Wright plans to put his own twist and style into the movie I have to say it is quickly becoming the Marvel movie I am most intrigued if not excited by.
Oh ya, and remember the test footage screened at last years San Diego Comic-Con?
“I hope that at some point we’ll be able to show that at some venue all finished because obviously at Comic-Con we showed it unfinished. All done it looks really good.”
Oh Edgar you tease…