Edgar Wright’s ANT-MAN has been in the pipeline for quite a while now, but with THE WORLD’S END coming in October, Edgar Wright will finally have time to start working on the project, which is set to kick off Marvel’s Phase 3 films on November 6th, 2015.
He got to talking about ANT-MAN and why it was delayed (and why he thinks the delay worked out to everyone’s benefit):
“I’ve been collaborating with [Marvel Studios Producer] 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.”
How will it fit into the greater Marvel Universe?
“It’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’m still waiting for some casting on this. Personally, I’m thinking Nathan Fillion as Hank Pym.