Test Footage for Marvel Studios' ANT-MAN Directed by Edgar Wright Leaks Online
Published: March 19, 2013 - 6:47pm
Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios are developing a feature film based on the longtime Avengers comic book character with Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) attached to direct.
Ant-Man is the name of several fictional characters appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. The character was originally the superhero persona of Henry Pym, a brilliant scientist who invented a substance that allowed him to change his size. After Pym retired his Ant-Man identity, successors Scott Lang and Eric O'Grady have used his technology to take on the role.
At last year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs the World) and Marvel President of Production Kevin Feige debuted the official Ant-Man title card and showed a demo reel of test footage. The video doesn't feature any footage from the film itself, as it hasn't entered into production yet, but instead was made specifically to show fans Wright's proposed style and direction for the project. Now, that video -- which will be included in the next month's Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase 1 box set -- has leaked online by an attendee of a recent showcase in London:
Disney has announced that Ant-Man will hit theaters on November 6th, 2015, spearheading their Phase 3 film slate. Marvel's The Avengers 2 is scheduled for release on May 1st, 2015 and will cap off Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which includes Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8th, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Solider, set for release on April 4th, 2014, and Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st, 2014.