By now, everyone has something to say about Marvel’s phase 3 film, Ant-Man. Starring a more diminutive hero, the project would have never even been considered had it not been for Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright pledging himself to bringing the little guy to the big screen.
But it’s a lot of faith in a product that most haven’t seen any material of in the pre-production phase, and even less people know about. Which is why Wright has an update to share about the flick.
Speaking to IGN, Wright talked about why it’s taken so long to get Ant-Man off the ground;
I’ve been collaborating with [Marvel Studios Producer] 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.
As for how the film ties into the rest of the Phase 3 projects in the Marvel movie universe, Wright says that there will be certain threads present, but that his vision for the film will let it easily stand on its own.
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.
Out of all the Phase 3 films on the way, Ant-Man has me the most excited. Edgar Wright is one of the best director’s in the industry today, and an oppurtunity to go pretty much Carte Blanche with an unknown character should be something special when it’s released in 2015.
Right after he ends the world that is.