Edgar Wright has revealed some details on his upcoming Ant-Man, and he says that the first draft is complete and he also clears up which of the comic Ant Men will make the cut for the film.
Ant-Man is a superhero who has the power to communicate with and control insects, an unusual power that was always used quite comically, if you'll pardon the pun, and unusually it seems that Edgar Wright is planning to make it a little more serious.
"It's written and we're doing a second draft of it...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."
Now I'm totally oblivious to who and what Ant-Man is having only read about him through the development of the film, but Wright has been talking about which of the two styles of Ant-Man will be making the cut.
Hank Pym is the original it seems, a real good guy character, and then there's the slightly more rougher character of Scott Lang. So which direction is he taking his film character?
"Ah well, it could be Scott Lang, it could be Hank Pym, it could be both - okay it is both, now there's an exclusive for you."
I can't say this has me all fired up, but it does sound an interesting project. What's more interesting is how much British talent is heading into the realms of the comic adaptation world, something that could be good for their careers as well as the future of comic adaptations.
That said though, I do wonder how they are picking the projects when there are such stronger and wider known characters out there.
Are you really keen on seeing an Ant-Man film? A man who can control insects?