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Edgar Wright Describes ‘Ant-Man’ Action

While we’re on the subject of superhero movies and tone, let’s take a look at Ant-Man, Marvel Studios and director Edgar Wright’s upcoming Phase Three kick-off. Given Wright’s resume, it’s not outrageous to expect some levity when Ant-Man sneaks into theaters. But Wright is more inclined to frame the film in the action genre.

“I always liked that comic and I always thought it would be an interesting thing to see in live-action,” Wright told Entertainment Tonight of his plans for the character. “That’s why I [showed] that Comic-Con test that we did for Marvel, to show this fight scene like a proof of content, like this is what the action is going to look like. I think a lot of people who maybe don’t know the character sort of see that test and go, ‘Oh, right, I get it. It’s like an action film,’ so that’s the idea.”

“I think people will be surprised by what kind of movie it is,” he continued, “and so in that respect it’s something that I know is going to stand out because it’s got a very different story and is a very different movie.”

Ant-Man shrinks into theaters on July 31, 2015.


  • Luke

    He did mention before about the movie being sort of a heist film. Could be interesting given Marvels current genre mixing.

  • Ramone

    “…to show this fight scene like a proof of content…” Do you think he meant “proof of concept?” Or was that the article author that got it wrong?

  • Chuck777

    So are we getting Pym, Lang or the guy no one wants?

  • Tim LoBiondo

    I hope it is O’grady. A shield agent that steals some new stealth project and some weird tech that lets him talk to ants just so he can finally get a better payday.

  • Tophman

    It’s likely Lang… stealing the suit to save his daughter Cassie is great angle for what it means to be a “hero” and sets the stage for a future stint on the Avengers as a reformed hero (taking the comicstoric spot occupied by Hawkeye).

  • sam

    just wait until marvel execs sees you film and cuts it down to the crapfest they want