An Update About Ant-Man

IGN spoke with Edgar Wright recently to talk about his new upcoming film for the summer, The World’s End, starring none other than Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz duo, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. But IGN also got to ask some questions about the writer-director’s other upcoming project that hasn’t had much buzz lately: Ant-Man.

Edgar commented about how Ant-Man will take shape:

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.

He also told IGN why he’s taking so long with the film.

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 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.

Here’s hoping the Ant-Man has a lot of the comic book style and effects that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World did, and much more to offer. Real stoked for this. Read the interview bits over here, via IGN.

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