Edgar Wright Talks Ant-Man: How It Connects To The Marvel Universe And If It’s A Comedy


ant-manThanks to press for The World’s End, we’ve been getting a few details out of director Edgar Wright on his long awaited Ant-Man film. Yesterday the director explained why Ultron was never in his script and what makes good villains for comic book movies (click here for that). Today the director has teased how the film stands alone and addresses whether or not it will be a comedy.

The writer and director spoke with IndieWire about The World’s End, but they got a few Marvel questions in toward the end of their chat. Wright was asked if Ant-Man would be outside of the main Marvel Cinematic Universe or if it will connect to all the other films:

I think it’s just doing its own thing in the accepted history but it’s still part of the other movies and always was. In the time I’ve been working on it other things have happened in the other movies that could be affected in this. It is pretty standalone in the way we’re linking it to the others. I like to make it standalone because I think the premise of it needs time. I want to put the crazy premise of it into a real world, which is why I think “Iron Man” really works because it’s a relatively simple universe; it’s relatable. I definitely want to go into finding a streamlined format where you use the origin format to introduce the main character and further adventures can bring other people into it. I’m a big believer in keeping it relatively simple and Marvel agrees on that front.

Wright has been working on Ant-Man for years, before there was ever a Marvel Cinematic Universe in fact, but little is actually known about the film. At times it did seem like it could be a movie that stands alone and outside of the Marvel U. Thankfully Wright has put that speculation to rest. When asked about another important aspect of the film, its tone, Wright said it is funny but it’s not like his previous films:

It’s hard to say, my head’s still in ‘World’s End.’ I think it’s funny…I wouldn’t say it has any of the comedy that is in my previous but I think it’ll be in a different vein. There’ll be less swearing in it.

Wright went on to say that Marvel was great about allowing him to do other projects while still keeping Ant-Man in development. He again said the delay was good because he would much rather have 2015 VFX than 2005 VFX. Marvel are apparently so pleased with the script so they’ve allowed Wright to venture off to other projects while they hold his place in line. You can read the full interview with Wright by clicking here. The director is still saying very vague when it comes to Ant-Man details, but with filming to start soon hopefully we start to hear something solid about it. What do you think about Wright‘s comments on Ant-Man‘s connection to the Marvel Universe and its tone?

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Source : Indiewire