Edgar Wright Confirms a Funny, Iron Man-ish Ant Man Movie

I’ll be honest with you, I’m still trying to get used to the idea of an “Ant Man” movie. I mean, the film is about a guy who can shrink down to the size of an ant. That’s … not exactly the kind of superhero movie I was hoping Hollywood would make when they started doing superhero movies. But in the hands of someone like Edgar Wright, it could be pretty damn good, especially when he seems to be taking his cues from Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man”, both in terms of tone and genre acceptance. And if the trailers for “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” are any indication, he certainly has a nice handle on comic book action.

Talking to BoxOffice.com, Wright had this to say about his version of “Ant Man”:

I haven’t actually started the second draft yet–I’m not going to be able to until this film [Scott Pilgrim] is out–but what we wrote for the first draft, and what Marvel really liked, is that it’s funny, but it’s a genre film. It’s about the level of comedy that Iron Man has. The idea is to make a high-concept genre film where it’s within another genre. His suit and its power is the big gadget and it takes place in the real world. I just wanted to do something that was slightly different than the superhero origin film. I felt that between that and the various mad scientist, crazy doctor films that we’ve all seen, this would be a way into an origin that was slightly different. I’m not really a multi-tasker–I haven’t done anything since Marvel liked our first draft.

He adds that you can stop bugging him about cameos for actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the stars of his “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”, cause it ain’t happening.

So, an Ant Man movie. Hmm, still not sure…