Edgar Wright Meets with Marvel & Resumes Work Re-Writing ANT-MAN Script
Published: January 13, 2011 - 10:57am
Director Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) recently had a dinner meeting with Marvel Studios' President of Production Kevin Feige to discuss developing a script for the Ant-Man film.
Wright has written a draft for Ant-Man and been attached to the project since 2008, but his film Scott Pilgrim tied the director up for quite some time. It appears he's ready to pursue another project though and Ant-Man is near the top of that list. He did say, however, that he also has an idea for another film with actor Simon Pegg. Wright and Pegg have collaborated with each other numerous times in the past in comedic films such as Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz.
The British director commented briefly on Ant-Man, a film which he is currently touching up with writer Joe Cornish (The Adventures of Tintin).
"This one's not about about the urgency of summer tentpoles and things going into production without a script. It's slightly different than that."
The movie, which is based on the Marvel comic character, has yet to garner a production date; nor has word come in whether it will tie into the other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe such as Iron Man and The Avengers. The first Ant-Man is scientist Hank Pym who, in various incarnations of the comic, could shrink down to the size of an insect to solve crimes with a female companion named The Wasp (his wife); later on he become a giant-sized hero and goes by the obvious name Giant-Man.
Wright has said previously that he had an idea for the Ant-Man film that would focus on another incarnation of the comics character, Scott Lang. In this film, which the director described as a spy-thriller of sorts, the "hero" would acquire Ant-Man's technology and use it for clandestine missions.