Edgar Wright Talks Ant-Man

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Whilst Edgar Wright is currently working the press circuit with the release of The World’s End, it seems that not all the attention is on the final installment in The Cornetto Trilogy. People are getting very excited about his next project which will hopefully enter into the continuing saga of great Marvel films, Ant-Man.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight Wright was asked about the upcoming film and had the following things to say about the movie and how he wants to portray the character;

“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.”

In regards to the overall tone of the movie, and much in keeping with his previous body of work, Edgar had this to say

“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.”

Ant-Man is set to be released in 2015, alongside a whole host of other superhero movies, such as Batman Vs Superman and The Avengers: Age of Ultron; fingers crossed it will deliver and not be overshadowed by these other powerhouses!

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Is Paul Rudd set to be Ant-Man?

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The rumour mill has been churning away recently about who is going to be cast as Hank Pym in the upcoming Edgar Wright directed Ant-Man, and it looks like Paul Rudd is just edging closer to the finish line.

Last week it was looking like a toss up between Rudd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but now Gordon-Levitt seems to have fallen behind in the possibility for the roll,.

Whilst nothing is set in stone with casting yet, it also looks like Rashida Jones is another possibility to be in the film as well.