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Peyton Reed Talks Ant-Man
'It's a sort of passing-of-the-torch movie'

12 August 2014  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: IGN UK

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An interesting Comic-Con Ant-Man news snippet that’s taken a while to surface – let’s say it just woke up in a San Diego Convention Center cupboard with a dishevelled look and an empty bottle of Romulan ale in its tiny hand – comes in the shape of director Peyton Reed's thoughts on the movie’s new direction. Of course, no-one is privy to exactly how the new script will deviate from Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish’s drafts, but Reed did confirm the presence of Scott Lang’s daughter and future Young Avenger, Cassandra Lang, in his version, and gave a few more details on the theme.

“The thematic arc really is a sort of passing-of-the-torch movie,” Reed told IGN. “[Paul] Rudd’s character is an ex-con, a thief. It’s also got the structure of a heist movie. And there’s also a real personal dynamic to the movie, too. In the comics, Scott Lang has a daughter, and that’s part of the movie, too."



Ant-Man, of course, made a low-key appearance at Comic-Con, chary of the fanboy negativity that has surrounded it since Wright’s departure. But that storm of disapproval never materialised and with Adam McKay redrafting the script and shooting shortly underway in Atlanta, Marvel must be hopeful of re-stoking some of that early excitement for the project over the next 12 months.

The studio's official synopsis reads: “Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.”


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L: waltham1979 L: BelfastBoy Sorry to labour this point which I've mentioned previously, but it's my perception that most of the "fanboy negativity" and hoped-for "storm of disapproval" surrounding the Ant-Man production seemingly exists only among the Edgar Wright friends / fanboys among the Empire staff. While I concede that developments to date have been far from encouraging, the tone of Empire's reporting is certainly unusually negative - why not wait for the final film befor More

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L: BelfastBoy Sorry to labour this point which I've mentioned previously, but it's my perception that most of the "fanboy negativity" and hoped-for "storm of disapproval" surrounding the Ant-Man production seemingly exists only among the Edgar Wright friends / fanboys among the Empire staff. While I concede that developments to date have been far from encouraging, the tone of Empire's reporting is certainly unusually negative - why not wait for the final film before making your minds u More

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Sorry to labour this point which I've mentioned previously, but it's my perception that most of the "fanboy negativity" and hoped-for "storm of disapproval" surrounding the Ant-Man production seemingly exists only among the Edgar Wright friends / fanboys among the Empire staff. While I concede that developments to date have been far from encouraging, the tone of Empire's reporting is certainly unusually negative - why not wait for the final film before making your minds up? More

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Paul Rudd as Ant Man art !
Still looking forward to this....a heist movie would be a nice addition to the set of Marvel films hopefully giving it a unique identity as well ! Also thought I'd add an image I completed of Paul Rudd as he may appear as Ant Man as well Thanks ;-) More

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Reed did confirm the presence of Scott Lang’s daughter
Fingers tightly crossed for a Young Avengers Film some where in the future it was one on my fav comic recently shame it got cancelled :( More

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