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Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man Test Reel Could Receive Wider Release

Maybe that Ant-Man test footage Edgar Wright made in June wasn’t for Marvel Studios — and Comic-Con International — eyes only. All fans have to do is ask for it, and they shall apparently receive.

Victoria Alonso, Marvel’s executive vice president of visual effects, recently chatted with Omelete about the studio’s plans for Ant-Man and revealed the sizzle reel might actually see the light of day. Considering many, many people didn’t get the chance to watch it there, we’d consider that a great thing.

“What we showed at Comic-Con was a work in progress,” Alonso said. “We’re working on finishing it, and I think you might see it. Not sure where, but we always listen to the fans. And if the fans demand it we make sure they get it. I don’t know if we are going to post it online, but I don’t have [any reason] to believe we may not.”

She also reconfirmed that Wright will indeed be directing the project.

Ant-Man has been in development at Marvel since at least 2006, when it was planned as part of the studio’s first wave of releases, alongside Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. No release date has been announced, although there have been rumors it could be Marvel’s third project of 2014.

Wright has described Ant-Man as “essentially a high-tech spy heist film with somebody with a very particular power,” with a level of comedy on par with that of Iron Man. “The idea is to make a high-concept genre film where it’s within another genre,” he said in 2010. “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.”


  • jrau18

    So where do we tell them we want it?

  • Jarael

    All I can say is:  it had better be Hank Pym.  From what I’ve heard so far, Edgar Wright wants to “include” Pym, but the story he wants to base this on (“To Steal an Ant-Man”) is all about Scott Lang.  If Scott Lang is the protagonist, or if he gets the same amount of screen time OR MORE than Hank Pym, I will have zero interest in this film.  

  • Tophman

    Hmmm, based on the “spy-heist” angle, they may be going with Eric O’Grady (the former agent of SHIELD who stole Pym’s tech) who’s main goal is to make his life more comfortable.

    Imho this seems a natural choice, specially since Marvel’s been doing the “shared universe” thing. The good news is that they can kill off O’Grady and use the whole experience as an excuse for Hank Pym to put on the tights and take over (for his future Avengers debut).

  • Katarzyna Skop

    I hope Hank Pym will be the main character. We need Pym in MCU, we need the mentally unstable genius, someone has to level the scale with Tony. ;)

  • erik weinfurter

    I totally agree!  O’Grady would be a blast on screen.