While on the press tour for his most recent film, director Edgar Wright gave new details about his next highly anticipated film project. Wright was announced as the director for Marvel's "Ant-Man," the superhero film which will launch Phase Three on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In a recent interview with Vulture, Wright talked about beginning production of the film, details about the script, and the crazy casting rumors which have been circulating the Internet.
"Ant-Man" will be released on November 6, 2015 but the script has been in the works since the 1990s. Edgar Wright and director Joe Cornish began writing the script before "Iron Man" was in development, so the script has gone through some changes and needed to be adapted for the cinematic universe. Wright mentioned that Ultron was never in the script, so the announcement of Ultron as the new villain in "The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron" at San Diego Comic-Con wasn't an issue.
The film will feature Hank Pym, one of the founding members of The Avengers in the comic books, and the alter ego of the shrinkable superhero. The film will be rather simple, setting up who the superhero is without getting too complex or trying to explain decades of comic book history in two hours. The director recently revealed that he will avoid social media for the entire production of the film in order to stay focused on the story. Production is expected to begin in early October and filming will begin early next year.
As far as casting is concerned, nothing is set in stone. Wright joked that a lot of the secrecy surrounding the movie is because the production hasn't started yet and they have two years of work to do. Many fans want to see Nathan Fillion or Simon Pegg in the role of Pym, but both actors have denied wanting the role or being a part of the film. Pegg caused a stir with a tweet of himself pointing to the character on wall, but revealed he did so to support Wright and said the script was "brilliant."
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