Edgar Wright Offers More ‘Ant-Man’ Insight!


Edgar Wright is currently on the home entertainment promotional campaign with his crowd-pleaser THE WORLD’S END. While he’s sure to be bigging up his brilliant British double act of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for his hilarious sci-fi comedy, he’s most definitely going to be quizzed on his forthcoming Marvel adventure ANT-MAN. While the world waits with baited breath on the confirmed announcement of the film’s lead characters (Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones are thought to be in negotiations), ET pressed the writer/director about the shrinking superhero Hank Pym’s first adventure.

“I want to make him into a badass [laughs]. No, I always liked that comic and I always thought it would be an interesting thing to see in live-action. That’s why I [showed] that Comic-Con test that we did for Marvel, to show this fight scene like a proof of content, like this is what the action is going to look like. I think a lot of people who maybe don’t know the character sort of see that test and go, “Oh, right, I get it. It’s like an action film,” so that’s the idea. I think people will be surprised by what kind of movie it is, and so in that respect it’s something that I know is going to stand out because it’s got a very different story and is a very different movie.”

Asked if he’ll keep his signature humour we know so well from his Cornetto Trilogy and if the film will have a comedic approach, Wright added:

“Well, I think the Marvel movies are funny, you know? I think generally the Iron Man films and The Avengers is funny. They’re not ever in the comedy section, but they are funny and entertaining, so I think it’ll be something in a similar vein to that.” 

ANT-MAN will be the opening movie in Marvel’s Phase III canon and is set for cinemas 31st July 2015.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

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Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.

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