It’s been four years since it was announced that Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright would be writing and directing a big screen adaptation of Marvel Comics superhero Ant-Man. Now, in an interview with 24 Frames, Wright says he is back at work on the script for the film.
Wright, who has been busy in the last few years filming and promoting Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, is hard at work on a second draft of the script with writer Joe Cornish. The two previously collaborated on the upcoming Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of The Adventures of Tintin.
In the interview, Wright says he recently had dinner with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige where the two discussed the film. While the movie will have some comedic elements, Wright says it won’t be an outright comedy. There’s no official confirmation that Ant-Man will be Wright’s next film, but any new project from the director is welcomed.
Ant-Man is a hero that has grown on me over the years. If you’re unfamiliar with the character and are looking for a great book, pick up a copy of the Irredeemable Ant-Man trade paperback written by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) that are linked to below. The character used in that series, a lazy, borderline despicable SHIELD agent who steals the Ant-Man suit, will probably not be the same one used in Wright’s film. Instead, Wright will probably use classic Ant-Man, Hank Pym. Kirkman’s series, though, gives a great look at how a superhero with the power to shrink and talk to ants can be more entertaining than you might guess.
Tags: Ant-Man, Edgar Wright, Marvel Comics, marvel studios, Robert Kirkman, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Shaun of the Dead, Steven Spielberg, The Adventures Of Tintin, The Walking Dead
Source: 24 Frames