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Exclusive: Edgar Wright Talks Ant Man
And he's working with Simon Pegg again

10 March 2008  |  Written by Glen Ferris  

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Despite grabbing gold at the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards, Hot Fuzz helmer Edgar Wright clearly isn’t ready to rest on his laurels just yet. He’s ready to roll on a number of projects starting off with an adaptation of minuscule superhero Ant Man.

He’s been attached to the big-screen version of Marvel's tiny comic book superhero - a character who can communicate with insects - for a while and the time, it seems, has come for the little man to make his move towards the big screen.

“It’s written and we’re doing a second draft of it,” said Wright. “It’s going to be less overtly comedic than anything else I’ve ever done. It’s more of a full-on action adventure sci-fi film but with a comedic element – in the same spirit of a lot of escapist fare like that. It’s certainly not a superhero spoof or pastiche and it certainly isn’t a sort of Honey I Shrunk The Kids endeavour at all.”
 
He’s not got anybody in mind to play comicdom’s tiniest hero just yet, so the big question at the moment is what incarnation will the hero take - the goody-two-shoes scientist Hank Pym originated by comic legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby or Ant Man mark-II, the more roguish Scott Lang?
 
“Ah well, it could be Scott Lang, it could be Hank Pym, it could be both – okay it is both, now there’s an exclusive for you.”
 
While Wright puts the finishing touches to his script with co-writer Joe Cornish, he’s got some other projects on the boil, including another collaboration with Simon Pegg. Could this be the final part of his so-called Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy?

“That’s one of the things that we’re going to do with Working Title who we’ve just signed a two-picture deal with,” he said. “It will have comedy and a cross-genre in a similar way.

So how will it compare to Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead?

“Well, it’ll be a trilogy in tone but I can’t say any more than that. If you announce what the subject matter is, it can still be 18 months off and by that point everybody would be sick of it.”

Clearly playing his cards close to his chest, we guess we’ll have to wait and see how it’ll all pan out. What do you reckon to the Brist director’s latest revelations? Does he have the Wright stuff? Have your say below...

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RE: Exclusive: Edgar Wright Talks Ant Man
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Posted by Mason Verger at 21:41 on 30 June 2008 | Report This Post

I'm imagining (and hoping) Pegg's ant Man making or answering Cornetto flavour related questions. of course quite what flavour of Cornetto Ant Man would imply is beyond me. (plus I can't remember his costume. i know DC's Atom is red and blue, but...) More

Posted by Adrian at 15:02 on 10 March 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Exclusive: Edgar Wright Talks Ant Man
Will Arnett as Scot Lang...Fucking great call!!! More

Posted by bronco3114 at 14:03 on 10 March 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Exclusive: Edgar Wright Talks Ant Man
My money's still on Simon Pegg of Henry Pym and Will Arnett as Scott Lang - any takers? More

Posted by skiptotheend08 at 12:34 on 10 March 2008 | Report This Post

I guess it's going to be an apocalypse-spoof. How would Simon and Nick react to the end of the world by meteor or something like that. It would be cooler if he made an adventure (Indiana) or sci-fi (Matrix) style parody film, but you can't have everything. More

Posted by Bluehawk at 12:05 on 10 March 2008 | Report This Post

Ant Man!
Should be cool. Simon Pegg would be great as Lang. I'm loving the current Irrideamable Ant-Man series which is very comedic but in a black comedy kinda way. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 11:56 on 10 March 2008 | Report This Post

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