Edgar Wright Reveals Ant-Man Will Be Less Iron Man and More 007
08.15.10 by BJSprecher
Now that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is in theaters, writer-director Edgar Wright can finally get back to working on the script for Ant-Man, his Marvel Comics adaptation that has been on hold since Pilgrim went into production. Much to the disappointment of many comic book fans, Wright recently broke the news that Ant-Man will not be appearing in director Joss Whedon's The Avengers, despite the fact the character was a founding member of the team in the comic books. Now, Wright has revealed that the character himself will differ considerably from the comic book version, as well. Wright says that he envisions Ant-Man as more like a James Bond-esque character than a typical superhero like Iron Man.
I know there’s a big stigma attached to it, mostly because every movie about shrinking has been about people in peril. I think it’d be great to do a shrinking film about a bad-ass secret agent. … It’s essentially a high-tech spy heist film with somebody with a very particular power.
For those who think the sound of a "spy heist" movie with an ant-sized protagonist doesn't sound that interesting—for some reason, images of a tiny Tom Cruise crawling across the floor rather than hanging above it in that famous scene from
Mission: Impossible keep coming to mind—Wright offers the assurance that "it’ll be much cooler than you think."