‘Ant-Man’ Acquires a Cinematographer & Composer

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Hank Pym as Ant Man Ant Man Acquires a Cinematographer & Composer

The next couple of years will see Marvel and Disney alternating between sequels and movies that introduce comic book characters to the big screen for the first time. This year we’re getting Captain America: The Winter Soldier followed by Guardians of the Galaxy, and 2015 will bring The Avengers: Age of Ultron right at the beginning of May and Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man just a couple of months later.

It’s an exciting time for fans of the characters, but these projects also represent a greater risk at the box office since the average moviegoer probably won’t be familiar with the source material. Luckily, Ant-Man has already found two strong leads in Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd, who will play Hank Pym and Scott Lang, respectively.

Now Edgar Wright has announced on his blog and Twitter that he’s reuniting with two old friends for Ant-Man: Bill Pope, the director of photography for both The World’s End and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, is onboard as cinematographer and Steven Price, who last week won a BAFTA for his work on Gravity, will compose the score. Price also worked on the same Wright films as Pope, and has been nominated for an Academy Award this year.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Ant Man Acquires a Cinematographer & Composer

Based on the recent entries in his blog and social media, is pretty clear that Wright is solidly immersed on the research and planning stages of pre-production. It’s worth checking in regularly to see the tidbits he drops, including exquisitely-drawn storyboards and Ant-Man figurines. Casting is also ongoing, with Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) currently in early talks to play the female lead and Michael Pena (End of Watch) reportedly also offered a role.

Each of the Marvel movies has its own particular flavor and since the very earliest days of development Ant-Man has been described as a heist movie, leading many fans to speculate that the plot will focus on Scott Lang stealing the Pym particle technology from Hank Pym and using it to commit even more crime.

Knowing Wright’s style, the tone of Ant-Man will probably lean more towards fun and humor than doom and gloom, but he’s also a skilled action movie director. More importantly, he’s a massive geek.

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Ant-Man will be in theaters on July 31, 2015.

Source: Edgar Wright

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  1. That’s going to be one hell of an interesting soundtrack. I cant wait!

    • (Singing): “Where, oh where, has my Hank Pym gone?”
      (from “Avengers 2 Soundtrack Album”)

  2. Sounds great to me I liked Gravity a lot, its good to know that Wright’s selecting more and more people by the day. I know I have asked this to everyone at least 100 times so I really apologize if I’m getting annoying but has anyone heard any news about the villain for ant man I remember hearing that it may be Whilrwind and Equinox but the person who said that said that the rumor was faint, bottom line anyone hear anything yet?

  3. Great to see DP from Scott Pilgrim and World’s End. First one was visually impressive, while the second had amazing fight scenes. Ant-Man gets more interesting with every news.

  4. This is excellent news!

  5. This is fantastic! I love the camera movement for the fight scenes in Scott Pilgrim and The World’s End. It’s amazing.

  6. When are they going to announce who’ll play the young Hank Pym? I suspect filming will begin this summer.

    • i don’t know his age or name but that guy from The Mentalist looks kinda like a younger RR

      • Simon Baker. And he was my original choice to play Hank Pym as Ant-Man in a Ant-Man film. Man he would be perfect as Pym.

      • Yeah, the Mentalist dude would be a great choice.

      • Yes, Simon Baker was also one of my top choices to play Hank Pym, if the story was set in the current era. He would have been perfect for the role. But if rumors are true, the young Pym would probably be in his twenties in the flashbacks from the 60s. Simon Baker is great, but he’s not near his twenties. Plus, he doesn’t look at all like Michael Douglas.

        • yes Simon Baker…jesus i just realized i was thinking of Robert Redford when i typed that hence the RR

  7. Awesome news. Bill pope’s work on Matrix cinematography is just incredible. Its real shame that he was not nominated for that. Another great addition to Antman.

  8. Where’s “Giant Man”, he featured a lot in Marvel comics? He’s one of the best characters, but they made him a bit weak in the comic books?

  9. Mmmmmm Bob Pope…. the man knows how to make the pretty.

    Plus him and Edgar have previous. Well it’ll look fab that’s for sure.

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