Edgar Wright's Ant-Man has landed in phase three of Marvel's cinematic plan, and I have no doubt that it's going to be awesome. Especially after the test footage we saw at Comic-Con. The script is completed, and apparently Marvel is really happy with it. This film has been in development for a very long time, and Wright recently talked to IGN, explaining why it's taken so long to get made.
I’ve been collaborating with [Marvel Studios Producer] Kevin [Feige] during the whole of that cycle. I think people have always assumed… ‘Oh why is it taking so long to make?’ Part of it is because I wanted to make two other movies first. I wanted to make World’s End… me and Simon were very keen to make it and it felt like it was unfinished business and we wanted to wrap up the trilogy. The script came together really fast. Well not really fast, but it came together at a certain point where it was like ‘I really want to do this next.’
But to be honest, the later I do it, it feels like I could learn more, especially about special effects. It’s a big effects movie, so I’m pleased to go into it having done Scott Pilgrim and The World’s End because you’re always learning more about that side.
Even thought the film will in some way be connected to the rest of the cinematic universe that Marvel has created, Wright explains that the film he's making can stand on its own.
It’s a way of doing a superhero film within another genre. I wanted to tell an origin tale in a slightly different way. It’s part of the Marvel cinematic universe, but it also feels like its own piece.
There's a good chance Ant-Man will show up in The Avengers sequel. Ant-Man will actually kick off Phase 3 of Marvel's cinematic universe on November 6th, 2015.