One of the smaller Marvel movie projects that has been discussed over the last few years is Ant-Man, and it’s received a lot of love from the internet crowed, mostly due to the fact that Edgar Wright has been involved with writing the script for it, and he was attached to direct it back in 2006. Ant-Man kind of took a back seat when Wright started working heavily on Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World. But it looks like Wright is still on board and is going to start working on developing the film once he is completely finished with Scott Pilgrim.
Superherohype had the opportunity to talk to Marvel president Kevin Feige recently, and got some updated information on the Ant-Man project such as when the production will start moving forward.
Edgar was in L.A. last week, we sat down, and we started working on a calendar of when to get him back into it once he finishes promoting 'Scott Pilgrim,' so I think towards the end of this year, early next year we'd start looking at early prep for that, but certainly for a release date after The Avengers.
If it starts prepping for end of this year, early next year then Ant-Man could very well be Wright’s next film project, which would be awesome! I’m really looking forward to seeing what Wright has in store for this character, and the story. I assume it will be a great mixture of action and humor.
Here is the Ant-Man origin story:
Scott Lang was born in Coral Gables, Florida. He turned to burglary when his occupation as an electronics expert failed to support his family. Apprehended, he served his prison sentence and was paroled after three years for good behavior.
In prison, Lang furthered his study of electronics and was soon hired by Stark International to work in its design department. Under Stark's direction, he helped install a new security system in Avengers Mansion.
When his daughter Cassie became seriously ill, Lang decided to return to burglary as a final resort. He broke into the home of Dr. Henry Pym and stole his Ant-Man uniform and shrinking gas canisters. Garbed as Ant-Man, Lang broke into Cross Technological Enterprises and discovered that Dr. Erica Sondheim, the only person capable of helping his daughter, was being held prisoner. He rescued the doctor and was relieved when Sondheim was able to save the life of his beloved Cassie.
Lang had intended to return the Ant-Man costume to Pym and turn himself in for its theft but Pym, aware of the use to which Lang had put the stolen goods, offered to let him keep them, provided he only use them to uphold the law.