Mar 11 2008Edgar Wright Discusses 'Ant Man'


After a long silence about the man-who-can-shrink-and-also-communicates-with-ants project, director Edgar Wright has finally has some good news about his forever-in-development Ant Man adaptation. Preview: he's still working on it, and handling it perfectly.

It’s written and [Joe Cornish and I are] doing a second draft of it. It’s going to be less overtly comedic than anything else I’ve ever done. It’s more of a full-on action adventure sci-fi film but with a comedic element – in the same spirit of a lot of escapist fare like that. It’s certainly not a superhero spoof or pastiche and it certainly isn’t a sort of Honey I Shrunk The Kids endeavour at all.

Ah well, it could be Scott Lang, it could be Hank Pym, it could be both – okay it is both, now there’s an exclusive for you.

Words can't describe how excited this makes me (OMFG! comes close, but isn't really a word, and is obnoxious). I can't imagine anyone better to handle an oddly-powered B-list superhero than the man behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. How could this be any better? Maybe if he were also doing a Blue Beetle/Booster Gold action buddy comedy, but that's the only way.

Edgar Wright Talks Ant Man [Empire]

Reader Comments

That IS the only thing that could be better than an Ant-Man movie. However that's still a pretty cavalier way to mention the best idea for a movie ever.


Hank Pym is the shit. He's the biggest asshole in comic books. He built a robot to try to kill his friends because they weren't giving him enough attention. Great character.

SHIT! I was almost first... I need to build a robot to kill Kid Braggart, then I will be first.

Nothing against Ant Man, but a Booster Gold movie would rule.

you cant joke about such things as a Booster and Blue movie ... I just died alittle inside now thanks

I'm not joking. Obviously a Booster Gold movie has a ton of potential to be bad, but in the right hands it has a ton of potential to be good.

HOW have I not heard of Ant-Man?!?!?!
or a better question is probably
WHY did I not assume there was an Ant-Man?!?!?!

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