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After much speculation and fan enthusiasm, Ant-Man is finally a Marvel reality. Director Edgar Wright has a little under three years to get the movie in theaters, and he’s already talking about his big plans for the property.
“It’s a way of doing a superhero film within another genre. I wanted to tell an origin tale in a slightly different way. It’s part of the Marvel cinematic universe, but it also feels like its own piece,” he explained to IGN.
Considering Ant-Man has a big place in the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s exciting that Wright is already planning something new. It’s unclear quite what that would be, but we’d guess it has something to do with combining his unique cinematic voice with the Ant-Man storyline. Now that’s something we can’t wait to see.
It took a while to get a confirmation that Marvel and Wright were actually working on Ant-Man, but The World’s End director claims that all part of a greater plan. He said he and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige have been working together for a while on making this project a possibility.
“I’ve been collaborating with Kevin during the whole of that cycle. I think people have always assumed … ‘Oh, why is it taking so long to make?’” Wright said. “Part of it is because I wanted to make two other movies first. I wanted to make World’s End … me and Simon were very keen to make it and it felt like it was unfinished business and we wanted to wrap up the trilogy. The script came together really fast. Well not really fast, but it came together at a certain point where it was like ‘I really want to do this next.’”
He continued, “But to be honest, the later I do it, it feels like I could learn more, especially about special effects. It’s a big effects movie, so I’m pleased to go into it having done Scott Pilgrim and The World’s End because you’re always learning more about that side.”
Wright has continued to work on the visual effects for the Ant-Man test footage he showed at Comic-Con, and he said he’s like to screen the completed product at some point in the future. As for his favorite Marvel movie out right now, Wright said it’s a toss up between Iron Man and The Avengers.
Ant-Man is due out Nov. 6, 2015.