Edgar Wright Going Back to Work on Ant-Man After Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
02.12.10 by BJSprecher
Now that writer-director Edgar Wright's latest movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, is in post-production, he's going to be true to his word and take another crack at the script he wrote for an Ant-Man movie adaptation.
I can't do two things at once, so [now that Scott Pilgrim is finished] I will return to doing another draft of [Ant-Man].
While there have been several Marvel Comics heroes to bear the mantle of Ant-Man over the years, the character began as the alter-ego of Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym, a brilliant scientist whose "Pym particles" allowed him to increase or decrease his size at will. As Ant-Man, Pym was a founding member of the The Avengers, Marvel's premiere superteam. A slightly unstable genius, Pym would go on to become several costumed heroes over the years, including Giant-Man, Goliath, Yellow Jacket, and most recently The Wasp, the alter-ego of his late wife, Janet Van Dyne.
Despite being one of Marvel Comics' oldest and most storied characters, Ant-Man has never been able to sustain a solo comic book. Instead, most of the character's adventures have been chronicled in the pages of The Avengers or in other titles. In a recent interview with MTV, Wright said that, instead of being a detriment, Ant-Man's lack of popularity actually works in his favor as a filmmaker.
Because that character isn't one of their biggest properties, it's not like a tentpole deadline. It's more like me and Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios President, saying], "Let's make a really good script." We've always agreed on that — "Lets make a good script that works, that's all about a great genre film, and that isn't necessarily relying on anything else."
The "anything else" Wright alluded to is likely The Avengers movie that Marvel Studios is building towards by linking its Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hulk movies. However, Marvel Studios' policy of absolute secrecy being what it is, Wright said that he couldn't comment any further about the subject without serious repercussions.
I cannot confirm or deny anything. I'll get killed ... it's snipers, they'll kill me!