Will Ant-Man Shoot in 2013 Following Thor: The Dark World?
08.01.12 by Ryan
Rumors that the long-developing adaptation of Ant-Man could arrive in 2014 continue to grow for Marvel's miniature superhero. The rumors began in May when director Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) vaguely discussed that he would shoot "some" Ant-Man and the upcoming comedy The World's End (with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) "this year," which was perhaps a bit of a red herring after it was revealed that Wright shot some Ant-Man test footage in June.
That footage was revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con, but instead of announcing a release date for Ant-Man, Marvel gave their second 2014 slot to Guardians of the Galaxy instead. Marvel Studios' co-president Louis D'Esposito later revealed that 2014 "might be an opportunity where we do a third film" instead of their standard two. The latest Ant-Man rumor has production starting as early as spring or summer 2013.
According to Latino Review, Marvel is planning to start production on Ant-Man following the wrap of Thor: The Dark World, which reportedly starts shooting in London this August. With Wright starting work on The World's End this September, that means a spring or summer 2013 start for Ant-Man could be conceivable, even if that means there would be a time where Wright would be working on both projects for a short time. Should this schedule indeed happen, the report speculates that Marvel would likely make Ant-Man its third movie for 2014.
Of course, if we haven't been clear about this, these are rumors, with nothing being confirmed so far. It should be noted that Latino Review has been successful with their sources before, with Marvel trying to investigate one of the site's writers after news about Guardians of the Galaxy was leaked. Still, is a spring/summer start even possible?
Scheduling, as always, is an issue. Even with Wright starting The World's End in September, it would likely be a year before he is finished, as is typical of the movie-making process. Still, even Pegg seems to think that Wright will be able to handle the double-duty of shooting both World's End, and Ant-Man back-to-back, using his Twitter to reveal Wright's schedule a few weeks ago (prior to the Latino Review report).
Okay, so to be absolutely clear we start shooting World's End, 10 weeks from now, then @edgarwright will shoot Ant Man next year. #busyboy
That's as close to a confirmation as it gets until Marvel makes an official announcement.