Production Officially Begins On ANT-MAN
It's been a long, rough road for Marvel's Ant-Man adaptation, but today director Peyton Reed sent out a Tweet announcing that principal photography has finally commenced for his take on the diminutive superhero. More past the jump..
After more than 10 years of planning, Marvel's Ant-Man has finally commenced shooting. Director Peyton Reed has just sent out the following Tweet:
Back in 2003, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish started working on a script draft of Ant-Man for Artisan Entertainment, who held the rights to the character at that time. But in 2006 those rights reverted back to Marvel Studios, who kept the duo on board. Wright also signed on to direct the project, and in 2008 the script was finally finished; except that Wright then decided to take a hiatus to direct Scott Pilgrim VS The World and The World's End. But after that it seemed we were finally on track -- Wright had begun to reveal a bit more about his take on Ant-Man, a cast was in place, and then...the director bailed, citing "creative differences".
After that the studio scrambled to replace him, with various directors (including Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer and Rawson Thurber) being mentioned in connection, but evidently passing. In the end it was Yes Man's Peyton Reed who took the gig, but not without a bit of backlash. It's probably safe to say most fans are glad the film is happening, but Reed will have his work cut out if he hopes to convert the legions who were looking forward to Edgar Wright's Ant-Man.
Anyway, we wish him the best. The movie hits theatres July 17th, 2015.
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