Edgar Wright Says Ant-Man Comedy On Par With Iron Man
Still knee deep in post-production on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, filmmaker Edgar Wright hasn’t forgotten about his commitment to Marvel’s tiniest hero, Ant-Man. Still, he admits that he hasn’t had a chance to work on him in quite some time.
“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,” Wright told Box Office Magazine. “I’m not really a multi-tasker — I haven’t done anything since Marvel liked our first draft.”
Wright said Ant-Man certainly has comedic elements, but it’s not an outright comedy as some might expect based on Wright’s previous cinematic efforts.
“It’s about the level of comedy that Iron Man has,” he explained. “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.”
Source: Box Office Magazine