Screenwriter Joe Cornish Starting to Sound More Optimistic About ANT-MAN

Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright have been working on an Ant-Man script for quite awhile, and according to Joe it's now in the hands of Marvel Studios.

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By nailbiter111 - 12/5/2011


There is a bit of confusion here as just a little over a month ago it was reported by Hit Flix that Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright were working on a third draft. In the interview below he seems to contradict that report. Joe states that the project is now in the hands of Marvel, and they're waiting on studio's okay. Hopefully we'll hear something soon on that front, til then read the rest of his comments on Ant-Man in his interview with Matt’s Movie Reviews.

Current status of Ant-Man
It’s good! You know, we’ve been working on that for a while now. We’ve delivered a draft earlier in the year and that’s really in the hands of Edgar and Marvel as to if and when they’ll make it. But we’re pretty excited about our draft.


In a saturated market Ant-Man can stand out
He’s a pretty cool character. You know, he’s not a hugely famous Marvel character but in a way that’s kind of cool because people don’t have too many pre-conceptions or expectations.

We feel that in quite a crowded market he is a very unique and very different kind of comic book hero. So it will be great if Ant Man got made at some point. We think we’ve written a pretty cool script.



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PaulRom - 12/5/2011, 10:22 AM
I hope it can be out by 2014 or so. Better get moving.
nuck82 - 12/5/2011, 10:22 AM
shut up and do it already, talk is cheap, like gustos gummers
ThaMessenger07 - 12/5/2011, 10:24 AM
I don't like the idea....but that's just me.....and the general population....
MassExecutions - 12/5/2011, 10:24 AM
Edgar Wright will nail this. Just do it.
MrReese - 12/5/2011, 10:26 AM
Nice

TyrannicalOverlord - 12/5/2011, 10:26 AM
Might be good, he just has such a stupid name. If i knew nothing of the Avengers I would pass based on that alone.
ThaMessenger07 - 12/5/2011, 10:31 AM
"Hone I shrunk the kids" meets "Hulk" 2003....
marvel72 - 12/5/2011, 10:32 AM
ant-man movie would work better with the wasp in it as well.
ecksmanfan - 12/5/2011, 10:34 AM
Rick Moranis for Lord Helmet!
TyrannicalOverlord - 12/5/2011, 10:38 AM
@tea- Yeah, maybe but spiders have the whole creepy, arachnaphobia thing going for them which makes them sound cooler. Ants just get stepped on a lot.

I would love to see Ant-man's arch nemisis, Magnifying Glass-Man appear in the movie though!
nuck82 - 12/5/2011, 10:46 AM
lol bazinga @ ecks
CraptainAmerica - 12/5/2011, 10:53 AM
Can't WAIT for this shiznip!
novaprime - 12/5/2011, 10:53 AM
about time they need to hurry up and do this i will love to see all there b list and c and even the d and e list list characters on the big screen or on t.v. like moonknight t.v show and movie. (guardians of the galaxy movie ) silver surfer movie)iron fist luke cage, a hawkeye or shield t.v show. ill like to see dr starnge in the big screen. i would love to see cameos of gladiator the inhumans the kree skrulls. and mooooorree.
SageMode - 12/5/2011, 10:59 AM
Theyre going through with this shit? (sighs), SMH, mm mm mm. Ant-Man would be better off being an support character in the Avengers, not having his own flick. oh well, good riddance.
MatchesMalone1989 - 12/5/2011, 11:08 AM
Scrap Ant Man and make a Nova film!
TheRealEnrico - 12/5/2011, 11:23 AM
I would love to my boy Hank Pym have his own movie on the darker side of his stories.

This is the way to do it. It shouldn't be titled Ant-Man. It should be Titled Hank Pym!

That's is what these stories are about. Not about some lames powers but the people and life's behind them.

Hank Pym = Ultron = Vision! Not to men ton characters like Wonder-man.

My make Hank deep and complex like he been in the comics.

Hank Pym underrated. We don't need some goofy comedic marvel flic to make their whole marvel U a joke. NO campyness please!
TyrannicalOverlord - 12/5/2011, 11:41 AM
Enrico- he talks to ants, flys on the back of a bug and shrinks. No campiness?
TyrannicalOverlord - 12/5/2011, 11:54 AM
"Now you gonna take it up the Ants!"
cartoonpersona - 12/5/2011, 12:14 PM
I hope this is part of the MCU because we could have Giant-Man in The Avengers sequels and Edgar Wright is a great film maker so i have trust in him
cartoonpersona - 12/5/2011, 12:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-JtSSSthJ8
Bandrews1 - 12/5/2011, 1:36 PM
I just want them to get this movie made already.
antman73 - 12/5/2011, 1:51 PM
I love Hank Pym, and I do understand way he and wasp weren't in the movie, but I have hope for this movie cause HOt Fuzz and Scott PIlgrim were awesome movie anyhow
mgeoff88 - 12/5/2011, 4:40 PM
I hope we get this movie sooner rather than much later.

The whole secret agent approach(if they're still going with that) could work really well if done right.

Theme Song: Secret Agent (Ant)Man

"I've taken on the Orkin Man." ;)
TheRealEnrico - 12/5/2011, 5:59 PM
I think of it the same way as the Fantastic Four. It does not have to and should not be campy. It could and can have humorous elements like any decent film.

But the moment they start play comedic music in the background of a scene then the whole feeling of a film gone out the widow.

Our friendly neighborhood Spider-man shoots webs from his wrist, crawls on ceilings and tells joke while fighting. So would you want a campy Spider-man movie?

No we wouldn't. We just want Spider-man to tell some damn jokes in a serious film.

TheRealEnrico - 12/5/2011, 6:07 PM
If they make a joke out of this film I for one won't be laughing.

I don't want to see a Ant-man movie.

I want to see a Hank Pym movie. A movie about a troubled geniuses who tries to do right and be the hero that a could be but keeps falling short. But not in a campy way. More of a sad desperate way.
impenn8 - 12/5/2011, 8:47 PM
okay, all i want is for AntMan and the Wasp to tie in the marvel cinmatic universe and yes have him in Avengers 2 and further more

... i know what the fans what lol
impenn8 - 12/5/2011, 8:49 PM
anyways i'm hope this movie will be with the rest of the Marvel "Studios" movies :D
TheRealEnrico - 12/5/2011, 8:59 PM
@NoRegrets You didn't like Shawn of the Dead or Hot Fuzz?

I thought at least those were decent films. I was a fan Scott Pilgrim.(not my type of film at all)
It wasn't poorly crafted tho.

I don't know what make him the guy for Ant-man tho.
I always been skeptical of him over this film.

I don't believe he is going to do Hank Pym justice, but I sure hope he does.
croniccris - 12/5/2011, 11:22 PM
hell yeah ant-man 2014 lets get it!
ScionStorm - 12/5/2011, 11:35 PM
The Ant-Man/Wasp origins comic Marvel put out recently was great. It even begins with his contemplating the death of his wife Maria before he does the shrinking and references his fight against the Scarlet Beetle as well as giving good balance to Janet part of the story.

He's not a traditional super hero, but then neither are the Fantastic Four. They are adventurers. Ant-Man is about adventure and fringe science, exploring science so incredible it seems like magic. He's Ant-Man. He has Tales to Astonish.
ScionStorm - 12/5/2011, 11:51 PM


Lozzy - 12/6/2011, 10:08 PM
you guys think he will be a wife beater in the movie?
Number1Wolverine - 12/7/2011, 5:30 AM
Get it made already.
@Lozzy94 - Lol.
Praetorian - 1/23/2012, 3:32 PM
Dude I love antman and I wanna see this movie so hrry the [frick] up!

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