Ant-Man To Be A High Tech Secret Agent
Director Edgar Wright has finally given just a little insight into where his version of Ant-Man will be headed on screen.
Edgar Wright has been working the promotion circuit very hard promoting Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. Everywhere he goes, the subject of Ant-Man, one of Marvel's next movies after Avengers, comes up. Wright is usually good as keeping the answers light and repeating the same mantra at every interview. Vanity Fair recently did a very nice interview with him focusing on Scott Pilgrim and video games but they were able to get a few new nuggets of info on Wright's future adaptation. Here is an excerpt from that interview:
Vanity Fair: You’ve been working on the comic book adaptation for a while. Is it ever actually going to happen?
Edgar Wright: I hope so, yeah. I’ve written a script, and once Scott Pilgrim is done I’m going to work on a second draft. It’s something I’ve been passionate about for awhile.
VF:Yeah, but ... Ant Man? Seriously? Isn’t he like Aqua Man with lower self-esteem?
EW:Not at all! I had a copy of the Tales to Astonish comic from the early 60s, which has his origin story. And I’ve been a fan ever since. I think it’s a really interesting high-concept idea.
VF:You’re an amazing director, Edgar, but I don’t know how this is going to work. I mean… Ant Man? The guy who becomes an ant? Isn’t that like trying to stop a mob boss with a box full of kittens?
EW:I know there’s a big stigma attached to it, mostly because every movie about shrinking has been about people in peril. I think it’d be great to do a shrinking film about a bad-ass secret agent.
VF:Okay, I see what you mean. I was thinking along the lines of Honey I Shrunk The Kids.
EW:Even something like The Incredible Shrinking Man, which is a fantastic film, is about a guy in trouble. But this is going to be nothing like that. It’s essentially a high-tech spy heist film with somebody with a very particular power.
VF:The awesome power ... of an ant!
EW:Trust me, it’ll be much cooler than you think.
DogsOfWar-I have always struggled with seeing how this character can be adapted to the big screen without becoming campy. I have to say, after watching SPVW and hearing the latest comments from Wright, I think this movie has some great possibilities. It will not be the normal Marvel movie-more of a comedy that operates within the Marvel Universe but can be separate from it as well. As long as its Scott Lang and the Pyms are left to The Avengers, I'm in!
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