Edgar Wright Very Briefly Talks ANT-MAN Before His Self-Imposed Social Media Blackout
We’ve not heard much about Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man lately, or in the last few years really. The movie has been in the works since 2008, but the only thing we know for sure is that it is finally happening and that while Hank Pym may not be the main character he will be involved in some way. It seems things are going to stay very secretive too. The director has very, very briefly talked about his version of the hero and how he would describe the film’s tone. Wright also says there’s a very good chance he’ll go completely radio silent while he’s working on it.
Speaking with ET Online, Wright was asked how he thinks the film will be able to set itself apart from the already crowded slate of comic book movies in the summer 2015 like Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman vs. Superman. Said Wright about what he thinks will make people want to see the tiny hero’s movie:
I want to make him into a badass [laughs]. No, I always liked that comic and I always thought it would be an interesting thing to see in live-action. That’s why I [showed] that Comic-Con test that we did for Marvel, to show this fight scene like a proof of content, like this is what the action is going to look like. I think a lot of people who maybe don’t know the character sort of see that test and go, “Oh, right, I get it. It’s like an action film,” so that’s the idea. I think people will be surprised by what kind of movie it is, and so in that respect it’s something that I know is going to stand out because it’s got a very different story and is a very different movie.
Kevin Feige has given a few more hints about the film than Wright has lately, but the director does contradict something Feige has been saying for a while. Feige has described Ant-Man as a heist film instead of a “Edgar Wright style comedy,” but Wright says his movie will probably be just as funny as Marvel‘s previous flicks:
Well, I think the Marvel movies are funny, you know? I think generally the Iron Man films and The Avengers is funny. They’re not ever in the comedy section, but they are funny and entertaining, so I think it’ll be something in a similar vein to that.
Wright was pretty opening during filming of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, sharing behind-the-scenes images and material online. He then took a more secretive approach with subsequent movies, going completely silent during filming of The World’s End. The director told USA Today that doing that was a relief. He compared quitting Twitter and other social media sites to quitting drinking for six months. He thinks he might go radio silent again for Ant-Man, saying “If anybody’s on Facebook or Twittering during the movie, they’re not concentrating on their job. you’ve got to get off your phone. There’s too much to think about.” He’s Tweeted out two little Ant-Man teasers already, but when filming gets going we can probably expect him to go completely quiet again. What do you think about Wright‘s comments? Do you hope he succumbs to the temptations of Twitter?
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- ET Online
- USA Today