One year to the day after he started shooting The World’s End, and in between tweets proclaiming Gravity “the best movie of the year” and “pure cinema,” director Edgar Wright tantalized his followers with the following revelation:
Now I'm back in LA, it's high time to finish a little something I've been working on... pic.twitter.com/ko3u1q45C4— edgarwright (@edgarwright) October 2, 2013
That, of course, is a glimpse at Wright’s Ant-Man, which will supposedly kick off “Phase Three” of Marvel’s movie universe. At this point, the available plot details are minimal, but the character in the comic books is Dr. Hank Pym, a scientist who invents a shrinking technology that he quite naturally and rationally uses to become a pint-sized superhero.
Wright has said his film will include the Pym Ant-Man, as well as another character, Scott Lang, who later assumed the Ant-Man identity by stealing Pym’s costume and size-changing helmet (you can sort of see the back of it there in the picture). For more of where Wright wants to take the character, at least in a visual sense, check out the very cool test tape that appeared online a few months ago.
Now it looks like it’s full steam ahead for Ant-Man (it’s currently scheduled for a July 31, 2015 release). Then again, I was sitting in the room at San Diego Comic-Con 2006 where Edgar Wright got up on stage with a bunch of folks from Marvel and talked about his excitement about the project. So forgive me if I remain a little skeptical—at least until I see Ant-Man from the front as well as the back.