What’s Edgar Wright Telling Us About ‘Ant-Man’?

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Edgar Wright is telling us something about Ant-Man, but we’re just not sure what. On his blog, the director posted the above image with the simple message, “Homework.”

As Comic Book Movie points out, the shot is from the Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Season 2 episode “To Steal an Ant-Man,” which finds janitor Scott Lang stealing Hank Pym’s Ant-Man suit in an effort to rescue his kidnapped daughter. The episode takes its cues from Marvel Premiere #47.

One of the big questions surrounding Wright’s upcoming Ant-Man film is which version of the character Paul Rudd will play on the big screen. Hank Pym originated the character (and we know that he at least appears in the film), but Lang also had a pretty solid run in the helmet. There’s also the Robert Kirkman-created Eric O’Grady, who seems to be the dark horse in this race. Whether Wright’s post is a solid indicator of Lang’s involvement or merely him watching one of the character’s somewhat-limited appearances in other media remains to be seen at this point.

Ant-Man arrives July 31, 2015

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  • Kabuce

    Pym creates, Lang is convinced to steal and use to keep his daughter safe. Pym has to overcome demons, step-up, confront Lang and they team-up against the villain to save Lang’s daughter. A worried Janet becomes Wasp. Pivotal scene, Hank doesn’t shrink, he grows.

  • lewis4510

    Another indication that it’s Scott Lang is the test footage of Ant Man is very similar to a sequence in Marvel Premier #47. And if you freeze frame the images of the suit it looks old. As if it had been in storage for a long time.

  • George Mitchell

    What if it’s Hank Pym, but with the Scott Lang origin? We’re limiting our thinking if we just think that any character or origin has to fit perfectly from the comics.

  • dekko

    Pym with a modified Scott Lang origin. But who’s he stealing it from? Who else – Tony Stark!! This will just be some dead-end Stark-tech that was mothballed. Pym will still have to be a scientist to understand and use the tech.

  • Kabuce

    Pym could be a Stark employee who created the tech but was fired after the project was scrapped (no military funding, etc). Pym decides he wants his creation back and the test footage we’ve seen is him stealing it from Stark Industries. Janet and Scott could be the supporting characters telling him what he could/should do with the tech. He tries all angles before choosing the hero route. This could also allow for a mention of Hank in Avengers 2, Ultron could be part of some programming Pym was working on with Stark.