Edgar Wright Filming Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ This Year?

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 23rd, 2013 at 9:32 am,

As Marvel enters the second phase of its movie universe, leading from The Avengers into the already-announced Avengers 2, we’ve gotten solid confirmation on most of the projects on the immediate horizon: Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 are both slated for 2013, with Captain America 2 following in 2014, and Avengers 2 expected one to two years thereafter.

However, Ant-Man - the film based on one of the founding members of The Avengers, and a project which has been in the guiding hands of Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright for years now – has been a noticeable absence in Marvel’s slate of confirmed films. But recent updates from Wright himself may point to Ant-Man coming down the pipeline sooner before later.

Wright was a guest on the Empire Magazine podcast recently, where he dropped the following quote related to both Ant-Man and his upcoming apocalyptic comedy The World’s End (which will conclude the “Blood and Ice Cream” trilogy begun by Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) :

Things are happening, and other things are happening on other things as well. There’s some interesting plates spinning and I ideally hope I’ll be shooting this year.

Those words set off a bevy of rumors and speculation – most of which pointed to Wright “confirming” some earlier teases that Ant-Man will indeed begin production soon. Slash Film followed up with Wright via email, and got the following response:

So as not to jinx things, I am going to remain spectacularly vague on this. Let’s just say I hope to shoot some Ant-Man & World’s End this year.

Edgar Wright talks Ant Man movie screenplay Edgar Wright Filming Marvels Ant Man This Year?

Our own Rob Keyes already broke this situation down, explaining in detail why it makes sense for Marvel to do Ant-Man next. If you won’t bother to click the preceding link and read Rob’s analysis in full, here’s the gist of what he says:

  • Our theory at this point is that Marvel movies will branch in two directions: Earthly espionage stories (Cap 2Iron Man 3) and cosmic stories (Thor 2Guardians of the Galaxy), all converging into the plot of Avengers 2.
  • Ant-Man is being envisioned as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, much like Captain America.
  • Captain America 2 will deal with Cap (alongside S.H.I.E.L.D.) dealing with worldly  threats.
  • An Ant-Man movie would therefore tie perfectly with Cap 2 (and a potential S.H.I.E.L.D. movie).

Marvel’s 2014 movie slate has been something of mystery, ever since it was announced that Cap 2 would be coming in April (the first springtime release for Marvel), with a second – undetermined – film coming later in the year. Previous words from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige hinted at Edgar Wright shooting some Ant-Man test footage in 2012; if Marvel likes what Wright has put together, don’t be too surprised to hear announcements about this Ant-Man movie (its existence, the cast, etc.) at or around the time of Comic-Con 2012.

As always, we’ll keep you updated on the status of Ant-Man and all Marvel movies as news is released.

Source: Empire Magazine Slash Film

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  1. I wanted jensen ackles for captain america so bad i mean i think chris evans is a gud fit but ackles wulda bin perfect i jus wanna c dat dude in a marvel movie i guess puting him as antman wnt b so bad he culd b cocky i wuld like ta c cooper as antman tho. P.s. ne1 for Phil LaMarr as Falcon?

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