CATEGORIES Action, Comedy, Paramount, RumorMonger, Scripts, DIY/Filmmaking, Newsstand, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Movie News, CinematicalThough rumors continue to fly fast and furious about Ant-Man popping up in The Avengers where he'll be played by Nathan Fillion, the truth is a lot less exciting. You see, Edgar Wright has been busy. There's this movie 99% of geekdom is barely able to sleep over called Scott Pilgrim vs the World, and Wright has been hard at work meeting their enormous expectations.
But that doesn't mean Ant-Man has gone underground. Now that Scott Pilgrim is wrapping up, Wright is turning back to the zany Marvel property. He told Box Office Magazine that he's only written one draft of the script, but is preparing to go back for a second. Wright stresses that his take isn't some silly or satirical version of the character, but just a tweaked superhero film. "What we wrote for the first draft, and what Marvel really liked, is that it's funny, but it's a genre film. It's about the level of comedy that Iron Man has. The idea is to make a high-concept genre film where it's within another genre. His suit and its power is the big gadget and it takes place in the real world. I just wanted to do something that was slightly different than the superhero origin film. I felt that between that and the various mad scientist, crazy doctor films that we've all seen, this would be a way into an origin that was slightly different. I'm not really a multi-tasker -- I haven't done anything since Marvel liked our first draft."
Once Scott Pilgrim is in theaters, Wright plans to make his Marvel move, but not before then. So while there could be some crazy announcement at SDCC, I suspect Wright will keep fans waiting. I imagine it will be worth it.