Footage has been shot, you guys.
Lending some clarity to what Edgar Wright meant when he last month said he hoped "to shoot some Antman ... this year," The Hollywood Reporter is claiming the director just "quietly wrapped production" on a short test reel for his film about the size-shifting, bug-communicative superhero. According to the trade, Wright reportedly shot for just under a week this month "to test out the potential look and tone of his movie, as well as to decide how convincing Ant-man's powers look onscreen." Because, yeah, it SEEMS like putting a man next to some six-foot-tall prop fruit will make him look miniaturized, but can anyone truly be sure until they've seen the guy comically leaning against an apple?
Unfortunately, even if this test works out, we won't be seeing its feature-length follow-up any time soon. Wright is first closing out his Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, shooting The World's End with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost this September, pushing Ant-Man's production into 2013 at the earliest. But hey, cheer up, fans of shrinking humanoids: if there was ever a chance for Warner Bros. to greenlight an Atom movie in a scared, competitive frenzy, this is it.