Edgar Wright recently sat down with IGN Movies to discuss his next film The World’s End, and luckily for us he let loose new details about his highly anticipated Marvel film Ant-Man. He also reveals what his favorite Marvel films have been so far.
Speaking with IGN Movies, Wright says that the Marvel Studios’ project is coming along nicely, and that while it may seem as though it’s been in development forever, he’s simply been waiting for the right time to work on Ant-Man. Wright says that he wanted to tell an original tale, saying: “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 went on to say that he’s been working closely with Marvel’s President Kevin Feige during the process and further explained why he’s waited such a long time to get the pint-sized hero on the big screen.
“I’ve been collaborating with [Marvel boss] Kevin [Feige] during the whole of that cycle. I think people have always assumed… ‘Oh why is it taking so long to make?’ 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.’”
While fans will have to continue to wait for Ant-Man to hit theaters, director Edgar Wright says it’s been somewhat of a blessing in disguise as it’s given him more time to learn about “big special effects.” Wright goes on to explain: “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.”
During Comic-Con this past year he showed some rough footage of Ant-Man and fans seemed to respond well to the footage despite being unfinished. He later revealed that he hoped that he’d get a chance to show the footage again now that it’s finished, because “all done it looks really good.”
When asked about what his favorite Marvel film has been thus far, Wright went on to say:
“I guess my two favourites would have to be Iron Man and The Avengers. I’ve enjoyed all of them and I think those two are the ones that score highest on the popcorn metre. That totally work as great crowd-pleasers. And I think what they’ve managed to do in terms of The Avengers coming after a five-film cycle, is kind of extraordinary and unprecedented in cinema history. To bring together four other franchises into one. It couldn’t have gone better could it? It’s amazing.”
We’re glad to see that he’s a fan of Iron Man and The Avengers, as they are obviously crowd-pleasers, but most importantly they’re some of the more well-received comic book films in the last few years.
In related Ant-Man news, we recently caught up with Alan Tudyk and asked him about the rumors that have swirled that he was in the running to star in Ant-Man, and fans may be a bit disappointed with what he had to say about the rumors. Tudyk says, “I’ve heard about that, but no,” he says. “That’s a shame,” we reply, because it is. “I know, I’m a fan of ants,” he sighed empathetically. “But no.”
Marvel’s Ant-Man, directed by Edgar Wright, and as of now having no actors attached, will hit theaters November 6, 2015.