Edgar Wright Shares Behind-The-Scenes Look at ‘Ant-Man’

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The success of The Avengers has given Marvel the opportunity to bring other lesser known comic book characters to the big screen. Marvel’s Cinematic Universe has already begun Phase 2 with the release of Iron Man 3 and will continue with upcoming sequels Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Marvel will also be making its biggest gamble with James Gunn’s upcoming superhero space film, Guardians of the Galaxy, before closing Phase 2 with The Avengers: Age of Ultron, leading into Phase 3 where only one film has so far been announced.

Although many characters are rumored for Phase 3 introduction, only one has been guaranteed. An adaptation of the Marvel superhero, Ant-Man is currently in development with a new release date of summer 2015. Edgar Wright (The World’s End) has long been attached to a feature adaptation of the Marvel comic and just released a behind-the-scenes image from the set of the Ant-Man test shoot.

The photo depicts a stunt man in full Ant-Man costume crouching in a bright blue screened room with a large camera rig hovering over Ant-Man, seemingly for the shot from the Comic-Con test footage where Ant-Man is looking out of a small air vent. According to Wright’s tweet, he’s returning LA to begin pre-production on the project that’s been in the works since before Iron Man even hit theaters.

Marvel recently moved Ant-Man’s release date up to summer 2015, and the special effects heavy film will need as much time as possible for the unique sets and special effects required for Marvel’s littlest hero. Wright played test footage at the 2012 International Comic-Con, where the special effects weren’t complete and the blue screens were present. Still, it played well with the crowd and Marvel made the film an official part of its slate.

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Although Wright isn’t known for breaking box office records, he is known as one of the most celebrated and original directors currently working today, with high review scores across the board for his resume of projects. While no plot details have been released yet, the Ant-Man adaptation will likely include elements of the Marvel Comics stories involving Henry Pym (the original Ant-Man), Scott Lang, Eric O’Grady – or some combination of them. Wright previously described the project years ago as, “high-tech spy heist film with somebody with a very particular power.”

Since Ant-Man releases two months after The Avengers, the origin story of Avengers 2 villain Ultron – which in Marvel Comics has to do with Ant-Man – is being crafted with an original spin by Joss Whedon. Wright has likewise confirmed that Ultron therefore won’t be featured in the standalone Ant-Man film.


Ant-Man hits theaters July 31, 2015

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  1. Cue the overreaction!

  2. Cue the instant over-romanticized denouncement based on barely any legitimate backing.

  3. F*ck the cues, Ant-Man is awesome, nuff said.

  4. I hope this is a great standalone movie. Something like hot fuzz and shaun in terms of tone. There’s too many marvel universe connected films. lets see an original take on the heroes without an avengers connection for now. I want to see ant man and guardians of galaxy sequel before they make a connection with avengers. That’s just me though

    • Well, you know what they say, “you can hope in one hand and “spit” in the other….”

      I see no chance that this and GotG won’t be connected to Avengers and the MCU. Thankfully, they don’t need to be too overt at this point (so hopefully they won’t be). Thanos will be in GotG, and I expect Ant-man to be promoted in Avengers 2, at least in a mid-credit scene.

  5. And yes Ant Man is AWESOME!! Favorite marvel hero besides black panther and dr. strange

  6. Not an antman fan, but edgar wright is so good. Im down.

  7. This will be interesting. I really like Edgar Wright.

  8. Purdy picture!

    • Looks like he’s filling his pants, but I am pumped for this flick. I know ultimately I want to see goliath and Wasp in The Avengers!!! Big time!!! Just hope they don’t clutter Ant-Man up with a bunch of needless dorky “humor”! And it better be Pym, not Lang!

      • That’s probably just the angle of the camera that’s not very flattering. I doubt this is the actual actor who will play the part. After all this is a picture taken during the shooting of the test footage they showed at SDCC last year, and the guy in the suit looked quite fine to me on that footage ;-)

        Apart from this, I totally agree with you!

      • Goldilocks, isn’t dorky “humor” all you do on this site?

  9. This is gonna be fantastic, Edgar is going to do a fine job with Ant-Man.

    The Avengers 3 is going to be fantastic adding in Ant-Man and Doctor Strange.

  10. I have not seen a movie done by edgar wright but all his films sound fantastic and he himself I believe will crush it and make a Movie that is a great as the first Iron Man I can’t wait for this movie. Ant-Man was the first comic book I ever got, my pop got it for me at the town fair and I loved it a lot. I hope they use Hank Pym i personally just like him the most. I honestly just can’t wait to see this movie its been in the works forever and I really want to see it.

    • go watch all his films right now!

  11. This is the one I’ve been waiting for! Ant-man!!!!!!!

  12. Its cool to see an image of whats happening lets hope this will be a good move to go forward into avegers 3.

  13. I can’t wait for this

  14. Iron Man 3 and Captain America 2: Political thriller
    Thor 2: Medieval science fantasy
    GotG: Space Opera
    Avengers 2: Scifi
    Ant-Man: Heist

    Their next project will be a horror movie.

    • So a good version of that terrible Man-Thing movie that Marvel released in 2005?

      • Have Doctor Strange go up against Nightmare and they could put a horror movie spin on it.

        • Ghost Rider or Blade reboot.

    • That will be GOTG, a horrible mess with a gun-zapping coon and a talking tree. Hope I’m wrong…!

      • You are.

  15. Meh..

  16. And yet, sadly, the Black Panther sits upon his throne in Wakanda waiting for his close-up that may never come. Burn Hollywood Burn, indeed.

    • No worries on that account. Stan Lee already let the cat out of the bag when he said Black Panther was planned even though they have yet to officially announce it. His time will come. Something to look forward to indeed.

  17. I’m really excited to see this movie. I’d be surprised if I didn’t like it. I wonder who is going to play Ant Man.

  18. Dat Ass!

  19. One of MARVEL characters I`m looking forward to see in the Big Screen

  20. Am not and never was a fan of Ant-Man, but I think this will be a lot of fun. Looking forward to this and GotG the most… I mean besides AoU of course.

  21. please be Nathan Fillion , please be Nathan Fillion

    • PLEASE not that FAT, train wreck of a sh*t actor!!!

      NO Fillion, Marvel please get the Note, NO-ONE but ^ *this guy* wants the fire fly “captain”
      Marvel would NEVER kill one of their LONG AWAITED movies by shooting it before it gets off the ground with a horrible actor such a Fillion

  22. Edgar Wright + Ant-Man = Epic beyond my imagination!

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