Can Edgar Wright Shoot Ant-Man This Year?
Posted 05.16.12 by Ryan
First off, we should point out that director Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) is shooting a new movie this year for sure: The World's End with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The third in Pegg and Wright's Cornetto ice cream–inspired "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy (which started with Shaun of the Dead and continued with Hot Fuzz), The World's End will see a group of childhood friends reunite for an epic pub crawl they attempted 20 years prior, only to find that their quest to drink their way to the World's End pub is interrupted by a possible end to humankind. Wright co-wrote the movie with Pegg.
Deadline reported last week that The World's End will start shooting this September, which leads to the question: How can Wright also shoot his long-developing Empire podcast.
Things are happening, and other things are happening on other things as well. There’s some interesting plates spinning and I ideally hope I’ll be shooting this year.
Intrigued by Wright's comments, SlashFilm decided to contact the director for further comment, to which he sent a brief clarification.
So as not to jinx things, I am going to remain spectacularly vague on this. Let’s just say I hope to shoot some Antman & World’s End this year.
Wright has been developing Ant-Man for Marvel for years, though the studio has yet to formally announce when the movie will go into production. Marvel's President of Production Kevin Feige recently said that Ant-Man is "closer than its ever been," but wouldn't elaborate further. Marvel still has a May 16, 2014, release date scheduled for a unannounced project, which could be filled by Ant-Man. The possibility remains to be seen.
In the meantime, there is The World's End, which should be pleasing news to fans of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. While no release date is official yet, World's End could reach theaters by spring of 2013.