'Hot Fuzz', 'Shaun Of The Dead' Director Working on 'Ant-Man' Demo?by: Posted:
One of Hollywood's more creative minds wants to get Marvel's attention post-"The Avengers" to push a long-sought-after character into the studio's next-generation spotlight.
Edgar Wright - the writer/director behind "Hot Fuzz," "Shaun of the Dead" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" in at least one of those two roles - has reportedly been hard at it putting together demo footage to rally Marvel Studios' backing behind a future "Ant-Man" feature film, The Hollywood Reporter claims.
That he'd be doing so would make more than a little sense. In just a shade over two weeks, "Iron Man 3" producer Kevin Feige will make an appearance in the fabled Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center during the annual San Diego Comic Con.
He'll definitely be fielding some questions about upcoming Marvel projects such as "Thor 2" and "Captain America 2," and a possible test-balloon project like this could rally fans behind Ant-Man debuting sometime between now and an inevitable "Avengers" sequel.
It makes exponentially more sense when considering that in Marvel lore, miniaturization-pioneering scientist Hank Pym was a founding member of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Obviously, Marvel would recognize this, and the project was actually on their radar in the mid-2000s right around when the brand's movie renaissance began with "Iron Man" and a second pass getting "The Incredible Hulk" right.
Alas, THR explains, Pym was cast aside as the studio turned instead toward such projects as an "Iron Man" sequel, "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger." Wright, meanwhile, has been working on an "Ant-Man" script alongside Joe Cornish.
It's worth getting excited over, but note that a full-length project isn't in Wright's immediate future. He's next shooting the comedy "The World's End" with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost this fall.