Edgar Wright has been attached to the Ant Man movie since 2006, at least, and he revealed to Empire that the project is still racing right along. "It's written and we're doing a second draft of it," said Wright. "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."
He's also planning to combine the two incarnations of Ant Man -- the goody, two-shoes scientist Hank Pym, and the roguish Scott Lang. No word on who might play the bug-friendly hero, so offer up your suggestions.
Somehow, I can see Ant-Man on the big screen easier than I can see Thor. Maybe it is the Edgar Wright factor. I remember overhearing a comic book geek once saying that "The Punisher should be easy to bring to the screen, it's not like he's Ant Man." And as I type this post, I now see the irony that the world might, in fact, see a better Ant Man movie than they did of Punisher, Daredevil, or Elektra.