Edgar Wright Calls Ant-Man A Different Type Of Superhero Movie

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Ant-Man bannerIt won’t be long before Edgar Wright gets to work on Ant-Man since he’s finished up work on his movie with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, World’s End. Everything about the pint-sized superhero flick is still very secretive. Outside of some descriptions of the sizzle reel shown at Comic Con this past year, we know nothing solid. IGN caught up with Wright and tried to learn a little about the Marvel Phase 3 film.

Wright wouldn’t reveal much, but he talked about taking a different approach with the film. He stated that he wanted to tell a superhero origin story, but do it in a different way. He touched on the different approach and why the film has taken so long:

ant manIt’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.

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. 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 talked about the Ant-Man test footage as well. The director said that he hopes he can show the finished test footage sometime in the near future. Wright spent a lot of his free time finishing up some effects to get it ready for Comic Con, but he said now that it is 100% finished it looks really good. Marvel has said they plan to release the footage, they’re just waiting for the right time and trying to figure out how to release it. There’s still time to get it in with the new Marvel Phase 1 boxset, so who knows? You can check out IGN to see what Wright’s favorite Marvel films are by clicking here. What do you think about the “superhero film within another genre” comment? You’ve seen Wright’s work, how do you think he’ll tackle Ant-Man?

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Source : IGN