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Edgar Wright talks about his upcoming Ant-man movie

February 7th, 2013 by Marc Comments

We still love the idea that Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright is going to be bringing his vision for Ant-man to the Marvel movie-verse. But it’s been so long coming…

Well now Wright is finally talking about the movie and what it will be – it’s not much but it’s something. Our friends over at Nerd Bastards are reporting that Wright and Marvel chief Kevin Fiege are thrashing it out as I type: “I’ve been collaborating with [Marvel boss] 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 [Pegg] 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.

“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.”

While it’s still not due for release until 2015, we feel like it can’t get here fast enough… with the (strong) rumours that Planet Hulk is also set for Avengers Phase 3 we’re confident that the best of Marvel may still be yet to come…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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