Kevin Feige Offers An Enthusiastic ANT-MAN Update
Although nothing too solid, Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige has offered an update for one of the many long-productive films post-The Avengers, declaring Ant-Man Closest It’s Ever Been!
The folks from Bleeding Cool News recently scored a videoconference chat with the leading man behind Marvel Studios' successful cinematic universe, Kevin Feige. And the first segment of their chat regards the anticipated Edgar Wright-directed Ant-Man adaptation, which has been in development for almost five years.
"It’s somewhere. I’ll just say it’s closer than it’s ever been in its long maybe eight year history, and I usually e-mail Edgar every two or three days and over those eight years its got further away and closer… we are now closer than we’ve ever been. So I hope it will come together shortly."
Kevin Feige went on to discuss the possibility for a 'Civil War' story-line fitting into future Avengers installments.
You can obviously see that in the decades and decades of Avengers comics prior to the Civil War event, the conflict between the characters, the differences in world views of all the characters, that led up to what happened in Civil War, certainly that’s in this movie, you can see how different Tony Stark and Steve Rogers are in a great way. In this movie the question is are they going to be able to stop fighting each other long enough to fight the bad guy. Civil War would someday be a great crossover eve but here it’s more in the character interactions than a direct easter egg.
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