Joe Cornish Confirms Ant-Man Script Is Standalone

Joe Cornish Confirms <i>Ant-Man</i> Script Is Standalone

The script being developed by Attack The Block's Joe Cornish and Shaun of The Dead director Edgar Wright may not be part of The Avengers story arc. Hit the link for more.

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Speaking with Shock Till You Drop at NYCC '11 Joe Cornish seems to confirm that the script he is developing with Edgar Wright may not be part of The Avengers story arc.

People have been wondering when we would see Ant-Man on the big screen and back at Comic-Con in 2006 it was already being talked about. STYD asked Joe About the link between Ant-Man and The Avengers:

Back at Comic-Con in '06 when I was talking to Edgar and Nick, "Ant-Man" was already being mentioned. Now, it's five years later and I know you guys have continued to develop the script but one thing I've wanted to know is why Ant-Man isn't going to be in "The Avengers"?

You'd have to ask Edgar and Marvel that. I think he probably wasn't in "Avengers" out of respect for our screenplay, because our screenplay is kind of standalone, but again, I think that's a question for Edgar and Marvel.

As reported on the site earlier this week Kevin Feige has stated:

We've already announced Iron Man 3 and Thor 2; both of those will be spread out within 2013," explained Feige. "We haven't announced yet the 2014 movies, but we are working on a draft of Captain America 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, and some of these other ones we've been talking about for a while. Ant-Man I'm hoping we can get off the ground sometime soon. If these first group of films – "phase one" of this Avengers saga starting with Iron Man and ending with Avengers – has an overarching theme, which it does. As people sort of watch all the movies together and then watch The Avengers movie, they'll see this big picture we've been building towards... we have started working on the bones and structure and threading for a phase two. It does start with Iron Man 3 and if it all works – which we hope it does – culminates in another Avengers film.

Do you think that Ant-Man may be part of the second phase? Would be interesting to see another Avengers movie with new some new team members.

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