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Edgar Wright Returning to Ant-Man Right After Scott Pilgrim

And, well, after he's collapsed.

 I still think it'd be pretty wild if it ended up being an adaptation of this... probably the most significant Ant-Man story.

All you fans of buggy adventures enabled through Pym Particles needn’t worry… Edgar Wright hasn’t deserted the ANT-MAN movie. The questions’ been lingering for more than a year at least, and Stan Lee even tweeted about it in February. Now, Wright’s finally commented on the project during an interview with MTV about his other comics-based movie, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (and have you seen that movie’s spiffy posters?)

So said Mr. Wright….

"Once I finish ['Scott Pilgrim'] and collapse for at least a month, I'm going to get back into writing it… I wrote a draft before 'Scott Pilgrim' and my second draft is very much overdue to Marvel. It's something that I've written and they very much liked the first draft that we did, me and Joe Cornish, so we're excited to get back into it again.”

I say we ought to cut the guy some slack. He’s writing and directing all these projects, so he can really only do one at a time. I’m definitely curious about what he pulled off in that first draft that impressed Marvel so much, though... == TEASER ==

Maybe it’s just hearsay, but MTV’s also seemed to confirmed which Ant-Man -- Hank Pym, Scott Lang or Eric O’Grady --  this will be about. Turns out it’s actually going to be about Pym, with Lang serving as his protégé and O’Grady, sadly, won't be involved. I could see it roughly following the comics: have Lang be the actual field agent while Pym sits back and develops all the tech. That way, you’ve got your everyman, your “entry-level character,” exploring this world of shrinking and bugs even though he doesn't really understand all the gobbligook that goes behind it.

Given these release brackets, an ANT-MAN movie would have to come out after the AVENGERS. However, I don’t think that necessarily means an Ant-Man couldn’t be in that movie, too. You could have Pym serving as another “consultant” and set-up a spin-off devoted to his endeavors in sub-space. That’s one possibility. What would you Comic Vine maniacs do?

Anyway, if you’d like to hear Edgar himself, go on and press play on the clip below… 

  

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Studios and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. HYBRID BASTARDS! is available  here and UNIMAGINABLE is available here for pre-order on Amazon.com.  

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Posted by xerox_kitty

I'd throw as much money at Edgar Wright as he needs.  I'd then make a direct call to God and tell him to give Edgar Wright all the perfect weather he needs...  I was watching Hot Fuzz again yesterday.  It's such a brilliant film.  If he can give that sense of mystery, action & comedy to Ant Man then I'll be a very happy fan-girl indeed.

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Edited by Jordanstine

But Eric O'Grady is the funny Ant-Man which is the perfect character for Edgar Wright to write for a comedy.
 
:( <- sad face
Posted by Namor1987

Sounds interesting I'll be checking it out

Posted by sora_thekey

Two things I don't understand...
Is this the supposed Ant-Man Pixar movie that was in the works or a live action movie?
Wasn't Scott Lang the guy who stole the Ant-Man suit?
 
If there is going to be an Ant-Man movie with Hank Pym as the guy who is front and center, then I want to see Janet in there too!

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Posted by War Killer

I have a feeling they may push the Avengers back to get this film out, as much as I want to see an Avengers film, I don't want them rushing it with out all of their building blocks ready, I mean sure, the general public know's who Iron Man is, they'll be finding out who Thor and Cap are, but if you just throw out an Avengers movie, have these three big guns up there, and then have some random guy called Ant-Man appear without any further mention of him, I don't think the public would except it as smoothly as they would if they knew who he was before hand.

Posted by PrinceIMC

I want Hank Pym to be the hero, he was the first Ant-man and responsible for all the tech and science of Scott and Eric. If he's relegated to being the Q to Scott Lang's Bond I'll be very upset. They've done a lot to bring Hank to the forefront again in the past couple years, I think the movie should reflect that.

Posted by danhimself
@xerox-kitty said:
" I'd throw as much money at Edgar Wright as he needs.  I'd then make a direct call to God and tell him to give Edgar Wright all the perfect weather he needs...  I was watching Hot Fuzz again yesterday.  It's such a brilliant film.  If he can give that sense of mystery, action & comedy to Ant Man then I'll be a very happy fan-girl indeed. "
man I love Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead...I will never get sick of watching either of those movies
Posted by Theodore

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

Posted by thjan
@PrinceIMC said:
"I want Hank Pym to be the hero, he was the first Ant-man and responsible for all the tech and science of Scott and Eric. If he's relegated to being the Q to Scott Lang's Bond I'll be very upset. They've done a lot to bring Hank to the forefront again in the past couple years, I think the movie should reflect that. "

I feel the same way.  I was looking forward to a fun Ant-Man film with Pym and the Wasp.  If Pym is not actually Ant-Man I will be dissappointed.
Posted by ComicCrazy

Sounds good to me.
Posted by Kid_Zombie

SWEET! Most likely it will be Pym in avengers as ant man, and in this he has a protegie who becomes ant man and Pym becomes Yellowjacket, or Giant man in avengers 2. That is my guess at least ha

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

Hate to be the naysayer here, but can Ant-man hold an entire movie?

Posted by xerox_kitty
@Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
" Hate to be the naysayer here, but can Ant-man hold an entire movie? "
I doubt he even deserves his own movie, but if a bunch of talented geeks want to try... then I say they should go for it.  They'll probably make something that the comics can't live up to.
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