If you are interested in Edgar Wright’s plans for Marvel Studios’ superhero flick Ant-Man, the first film in the third cycle of Marvel movies, hit the jump for more.
British filmmaker Wright has been working on the script alongside co-writer Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) for six years now. We already learned the project was locked down for a 2015 release after making an appearance at the 2012 Comic-Con, where a test footage reel was screened.
Speaking to IGN, director revealed why Ant-Man‘s been in pre-production mode so long:
I’ve been collaborating with [Marvel boss] Kevin [Feige] during the whole of that cycle. I think people have always assumed… ‘Oh why is it taking so long to make?’ Part of it is because I wanted to make two other movies [Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and The World's End] first… But to be honest, the later I do it, it feels like I could learn more, especially about special effects. It’s a big effects movie, so I’m pleased to go into it having done Scott Pilgrim and The World’s End because you’re always learning more about that side.
Wright said that Ant-Man is shaping up closer to an espionage genre action-thriller:
It’s a way of doing a superhero film within another genre. I wanted to tell an origin tale in a slightly different way. It’s part of the Marvel cinematic universe, but it also feels like its own piece.
Ant-Man movie probably won’t be a traditional superhero movie, but hopefully we’re going to see Ant-Man in one of Marvel’s Phase 2 movies, leading up to his origin movie in theaters on November 6th, 2015.