Edgar Wright Says He Hopes To Shoot ANT-MAN This Year

Edgar Wright Says He Hopes To Shoot ANT-MAN This Year

During a chat with Empire, Wright confirms that things are finally moving on his Ant-Man project, revealing that he hopes to start shooting the movie as soon as this year..

During a long podcast chat with Empire, Edgar Wright is once again quizzed about his long-in-development Ant-Man movie for Marvel. The director says that a lot of fans don't seem to realize how long it takes to get a movie off the starting blocks, but confirms that things are "definitely happening", and that he "dearly hopes" to shoot this year.

Skip to around the 18 minute mark..

This is the first time anyone involved with the movie has so much as mentioned shooting, so that has to be a good sign. Although Wright does also say he has a few other projects he's working on too. We had already heard from Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige that the first ever big screen outing for the diminutive superhero was "closer than it's ever been". It seems he wasn't pulling our leg. He also advised us to keep an eye on Edgar Wright's Twitter, and last week he posted this pic to his account..

..which many fans took as a sign that Ant-Man was definitely a go. Seems they were right. If Wright really is hoping/planning to shoot this year, surely a bit of casting news can't be too far away? Any and all updates as we have em.

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DiLusso - 5/15/2012, 3:05 AM
About time edgar
mgeoff88 - 5/15/2012, 3:06 AM
That's really good to hear.

I want this to movie to happen soon, but how could it start shooting this year without casting? A completed script? Filming locations? I think he is being a little optimistic. Maybe early 2013 at the latest.

Ant-Man isn't as well known as the other Avengers. I do know if Edgar Wright sticks with making Ant-Man a secret agent in his adaption(hopefully the script hasn't been rewritten), it will fill seats.


= Awesome!

It's very conceivable, that a man that can shrink his entire body mass to near microscopic size, would make an effective secret agent.
skidz - 5/15/2012, 3:08 AM
Who would play him in the movie, though.
himynameisnik - 5/15/2012, 3:10 AM
I'm excited about this film however we've previously heard that it will start off with Hank and move to Scott Lang. I'd rather it stay with Hank the whole time as I feel Janet and Hank as SHIELD agents us the way to go. I'd kill to see Hank, Tony, Bruce and Reed Richards in the same room just having banter and talking science. That's the dream
BANE5000 - 5/15/2012, 3:10 AM

the one person everyone has been rooting for to play Ant Man...NATHAN FILLION

Wouldnt it be tragic and funny if after all this time and all this talk the never gets made afterall :D
ninjaturtle11 - 5/15/2012, 3:15 AM
ant man is lame please d has the power to get small make black panther luke cage and dr strang matbe even add scarlet witch and quicksilver
himynameisnik - 5/15/2012, 3:25 AM
@BANE5000 I Totally agree, Nathan Fillion would be perfect as Mr Henry Pym
Destroyer7 - 5/15/2012, 3:26 AM
Destroyer7 - 5/15/2012, 3:28 AM
I like Antman,Black panther, and Dr. Strange

I would like to see them in movies
marknjoanna - 5/15/2012, 3:32 AM
watch out dc, i dont think marvels planing on stoping your beat down anytime soon.

you will have to start making more movies or just lay there and take it like a bix.
gambgel - 5/15/2012, 3:32 AM
dont know why, but a part of me dont think this movie will be made, at least not this year.

He has a new proyect, recently announced, and this Ant-man movie doesnt have an actor yet, and we are on May already....

how on earth will they shoot it This year??

I hope Im wrong. This is the Marvel movie Im more interested right now
leopoldinio - 5/15/2012, 3:33 AM
yes, yes,yess, yes!!! premiere may 2014?!
Ortonito - 5/15/2012, 3:33 AM
Great news!

Wouldn't be surprised if Wright dipped into his his well of previously used actors for the lead in this?

Paddy Considine, anyone?
marvelstudios - 5/15/2012, 3:34 AM
yess thats good news. now i'm almost certain that ant-man will come out in 2014 and the major cinematic event kevin feige mentioned will be guardians of the galaxy.

nathan fillion as hank pym and i think the actress he works with in Castle as the wasp
7166charlie - 5/15/2012, 3:39 AM
nathan fillion all the way please
Ortonito - 5/15/2012, 3:55 AM
I remember around Christmas time there was a pic on Twitter of Edgar Wright, Joss whedon and Nathan Fillion together with Simon Pegg. I hope this isn't an indicator of Fillion getting the role? Not into that guys acting at all.

Maybe Wright will go with Brandon Routh or Nick Frost?
xcrementus - 5/15/2012, 3:58 AM
I think the idea of Scott Lang, a guy who does the wrong thing for the right reasons, it'd be a nice personality addition to the Avengers lineup.

He can be more athletic than a Hank Pym, and I'd love them to use the Irredeemable Antman (G.I.Antman) suit.

I see Hank Pym as more of a "Q" character, making any necessary gadgets for Lang, Avengers + SHIELD.

Throw AIM and Monica Rappacini/MODOK in there, hungry for his tech, kidnapping Cassie Lang, you got yourself a film.

PS since Egghead is supposedly his arch-villain, throw him in there. but admittedly, he sucks. Give him a crappy henchman role like Justin Hammer, as a member of AIM.

Plus, an Ultron tease, for a later Avengers film or antman sequel.
Comix - 5/15/2012, 3:59 AM
Lol ant man.....wow they really should have gone with black panther, wakanda could have been a beautiful thing to see
Comix - 5/15/2012, 4:02 AM
Ant man is lame.... His villains are lame.... Only thing he brings to the table is ultron, I don't wanna see honey I shrunk the kids 2
cartoonpersona - 5/15/2012, 4:03 AM
i like the teaser lol and i hope this is the other 2014 film and we get to see hank and jan in avengers 2
BooYah - 5/15/2012, 4:09 AM
This is now my second most anticipated movie after Superman. Can't wait now all we need is a Black Panther movie and Avengers 2 team is complete.
Groge511 - 5/15/2012, 4:17 AM
awesome news! Will be good to have something new instead of lots more sequels. Set up for Avengers 2 me thinks...!
Succthis - 5/15/2012, 4:21 AM
Any word if this movie would be part of Marvel's Cinematic Universe, or just a stand alone flick...?
I guess the question is; What studio would be making it?
Comix - 5/15/2012, 4:22 AM

I watch EMH and i still dont even think the guy is all that interesting, and ofcourse it might sound cool to you, but just think about the general audience...
DarkKnightDetective - 5/15/2012, 4:32 AM
I watched Ultimate Avengers the animated movie last night and i for one can say i hope Edgar dosen't do ant/giant man the character suked, i would rather him start "The World's End" with pegg and frost and leave this be
Boekelaar - 5/15/2012, 4:35 AM
this article is really misleading, The Worlds End has already been announced as Wrights next film. He's talking about how he'd like to shoot it this year as he would any of his projects. World's End has a Spring 2013 release date and Marvel have a slot open in 2014 for a film so he could film it at the end of next year but not this year. He's gotta finish the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy first :)
RorMachine - 5/15/2012, 4:41 AM
Pym can be a very good character, Ant-Man is one of the worst superheroes in history. I'm speaking from experience too, I've read enough of the little shits antics to be able to form that opinion. Obviously each to their own, but if Edgar Wright wasn't involved with thsi I'd sooner see a Bat-Mite movie.
RorMachine - 5/15/2012, 4:48 AM
True, I'm not saying it won't or can't work or even be awesome, I'm just saying I think he has a big challenge ahead of him. He'll have to make it half a comedy, because if he tries to take the character completely seriously it will be laughable. I guess if I was a bigger fan I'd be more excited, I just think they should be giving priority to other characters first.
Orphix - 5/15/2012, 4:55 AM
It aint about the powers - its about the character and script.

As for who they go for, hopefully someone talented and relatively unknown for the main part (as they did with Hemsworth, Hiddlestone, Atwell, Cooper, etc) and then bulk it out the rest of the cast with some class.

Thinking back to previous Wright cast members I did think about Rafe Spall.
FlashhGordon27 - 5/15/2012, 4:56 AM
@MARVELPSYCHO79 I totally agree, I'd love to see Patrick Wilson as Hank, Nathan Fillion would have been good in his Firefly days, but I can see Patrick Wilson as him.
Orphix - 5/15/2012, 4:57 AM
If Thor can be made to work (who lives in a world camper than christmas and makes Ming the Merciless' palace in Flash Gordon look 'understated') then I am sure they can make Ant-Man pretty damn cool.
R888 - 5/15/2012, 4:58 AM
Yeah [frick]ing yes
ibravosp5 - 5/15/2012, 5:02 AM
The Newley made costume should be used in this movie
R888 - 5/15/2012, 5:04 AM
Yes ant man and then the avengers 2

Kang please

TheHydraTakeover - 5/15/2012, 5:25 AM
SCOURGE - 5/15/2012, 5:26 AM
Hasn't this movie already been done--wasn't Honey We shrunk Ourselves? It was part of the Honey I Shrunk The Kids franchise,right?

Do really really need this movie?

Dear Disney,

Please kill your plans for a live-action Ant-Man movie. If you insist on making a movie based on this character please do it animated. You have done well with the Marve Cinematic Universe so far, please give characters like Dr. Strange (representing the magic side of the Marvel Universe) and Captain Marvel (expanding the space presence even further).

Thank you,

A Concerned Fan
antman73 - 5/15/2012, 5:28 AM
teabag you're right. As you can imagine from my avatar i'm looking forward to see it. Wife beater route: I don't think they'll use it, they're diseny. I hope the use Hank Pym, but the could use SCott Lang or Eric O'Gready, we don't have a script( At least us, I hope Marvel does).
Hope for Wasp, Ultron, even Vision/Agent coulson and even Crimson Beatle or Egghead as villains.
But what i hope more it's that is a good movie and now ALL THE WORLD knows that Marvel devlivers! Even Wright does but the spotlight still shine for Avengers...(1M $ guys we did it).
Ace101 - 5/15/2012, 5:28 AM
so no doubt its gonna be the second movie in 2014 with gotg being the 2015 event....Dammit Marvel why must u tease me so. I wish i could travel 10 yrs in the future and grab a box set of all the Marvel studios movies made in that time period lol...im serious, if i had a time machine thats what i would do...[frick] trying to figure out the mysteries of our universe i wanna know the mysteries of the MCU lol

So excited for this movie, it has so much potential XD
Marvel...Live to win!..YEAH!.. LIVE!..YEAH!.. WIN!
xcrementus - 5/15/2012, 5:28 AM
I don't think Marvel bringing back Scott Lang as Antman was a coincidence. Pym + Lang = Antman movie. Wright's already said he wrote a script with legacy in mind. Plus he'd be the first Avenger with a kid to worry about.
RedMosquito - 5/15/2012, 5:32 AM
Little off topic i know, but i have a quick Avengers movie question:

At the end of the movie, why exactly did Iron Mans armour run out of power? Isn't it powered by the arc reactor in his chest? This is even acknowledged in the fist Iron Man movie, when his suit is severely under powered in the final battle with Iron Monger because he has the older AR in his chest. I don't get it. Surely if his suit was out of power, then the AR in his chest was out of power, and he should be dead?

Can someone tell me why i can't post in the forums here? I tried several times to post this and a few other questions in the Avengers movie forum. It seems to work fine, but my post never appears in the list when i'm done??
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