Edgar Wright is currently knee deep in prepping up for the release of his upcoming film Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Once he is done with Scott Pilgrim though he is going right back to work on developing the script for Marvel's live-action Ant-Man film. There's still a good amount of preparation that has to go into Ant-Man before it goes into production, but in a recent interview Wright gave some details on what we can expect from the comic book movie he is writing.
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.
I really like the direction that Wright wants to take the film, with a humorous slightly different origin story. He will eventually get started on the next draft of the Ant-Man script, and when more details are revealed we'll make sure to bring them to you. Slowly but surely Ant-Man will find it's way into production and onto the big screen. I'll be looking forward to it.
What are your thoughts on what Wright had to say regarding the film?