Last month I reported that Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones were close to being officially announced as the leads (Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, respectively) in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man. But however reasonable these choices appear, they remain technically only rumors.
And last week, in a conversation with Collider, Wright decided to offer his two cents regarding these suppositions:
No, none of them are completely way off, but I don’t know where they come from. I think sometimes, occasionally…I don’t know where they come from. I think sometimes it’s actually someone themselves starting the rumors because then…yeah. The rumor becomes kind of fact…I don’t know. Some of them are way off. But the truth is we don’t start filming until the end of May, so people on Twitter need to stop asking me, ‘When are you going to announce casting?’ Like they’re angry! It’s like, ‘The film comes out in 2015. Chill out.’
I have a feeling people like Zack Snyder (Batman vs. Superman) and JJ Abrams (Star Wars : Episode VII) would applaud Wright for having the balls to tell the internet to back the Hell off, as he essentially did here.
In further Ant-Man news, Wright spoke with Den of Geek regarding how he hopes to maintain creative control of his film, and how making it small makes all the difference:
Well, I’ve written the movie as well, so maybe that’s a slightly different thing. I like to think I’ve got a good handle on what I want it to be. I think bigger movies, in some respects, do become more of a team effort. I think what they’ve done very well is create their own sort-of-like mini-genre, much like the Marvel comics themselves have editors. They have writers, pencillers and inkers, and you also have a story editor and the editor of the comics. That’s not a million miles away from the studio system so it’d kind of like a team effort anyway. I know that they want me to make the movie that I’ve written.
Wright’s cinematic interpretation of the Marvel superhero is scheduled to hit theaters July 31, 2015.
Source: Comic Book Movie