Originally scheduled to fight crime — or, er, whatever/whoever it is that Ant-Man fights on a regular basis in his comic books — this November 6, 2015, the Edgar Wright film will now instead hit the scene on July 31, 2015. That, if you’re keeping track at home, kids, puts “Ant-Man” three months in theaters after Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1st.
The film, which will feature a script by Wright (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) and “Attack the Block’s” Joe Cornish, has no star and as far as I know, no one knows what the heck it’s going to be about.
I have to admit, the idea of an Ant-Man movie is probably not something I was jazzed about. Then again, I was never a big fan of the comic book character, since the concept of the character doesn’t appeal to me, so my reaction is probably heavily skewed. I also didn’t have a lot of interest in a “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, either, but maybe that’s just me.
Marvel, though, is willing to bet you’ll feel differently, with Wright attached to write/direct for years now. It looks like he’ll finally get his chance, so let’s see what the guy who gave us “Shaun of the Dead” and the aforementioned “Scott Pilgrim” can do about a guy who can turn small and fight, I dunno, bad people, I guess.
Speaking of “Ant-Man”, here’s that old test footage Wright shot a while back that images (like the one above) have been released from. This vid has been online for 3 whole months now, so I guess Marvel doesn’t care to pull them anymore, the way they were when the footage was first leaked:
Via : Variety