Edgar Wright Back to Work on Ant-Man Script
01.13.11 by Ryan
Writer-director Edgar Wright previously stated (three times) that he planned to return to his Ant-Man script after he finishes work on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. With the movie securely on DVD, Wright told The LA Times that his Pilgrim commitments are finally finished and he is now free to start rewriting the script with collaborator Joe Cornish for the first time in two years. Wright admitted he had recently sat down to dinner with Marvel president Kevin Feige.
Ant-Man follows the adventures of scientist Hank Pym, who, in the comics, creates shrinking technology and a helmet that controls ants and who eventually becomes a member of the Avengers. Wright has previously claimed that his Ant-Man will be more of a "high-tech spy heist" movie that will have "about the level of comedy that Iron Man has." Wright has also explained that Ant-Man is "an introduction to that character", which means Pym won't show up in The Avengers. That means less pressure, Wright told the Times.
This one's not about about the urgency of summer tentpoles and things going into production without a script. It's slightly different than that.
Ant-Man currently has no release date scheduled, but will likely hit theaters after The Avengers opens on May 4, 2012.