According to The Hollywood Reporter, British filmmaker Edgar Wright has just wrapped up production on a test reel for the big-screen adaptation of Marvel’s superhero comic-book, Ant-Man.
Wright, who directed Spaced, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, has long been tied to the much discussed Ant-Man movie. The project has been in the works since the early 2000s and was initially slated for release alongside early developments of the Ironman and Incredible Hulk franchises.
Working up some of his fanboy magic, Wright spent just under a week in mid-June putting together some footage to test how a prospective Ant-Man movie would play out on the silver screen, creating the all important material to also help convince studio bigwigs, producers and execs that the project should be a definite go. Wright penned the script for the Ant-Man test reel with his long-time collaborator, Attack the Block and Adventures of Tintin writer Joe Cornish.
With superhero season in full swing (the Avengers, Spiderman and the Dark Knight have all been grabbing headlines), there’s been plenty of speculation circulating about the next franchises and installments of comic-book hero flicks. The Black Panther rumour mill is in overdrive, many have
raised the possibility pointed to the likelihood of a DC take on Avengers Assemble, and some have already begun whispering about life in Gotham after Christopher Nolan. Ramping things up, the folks at Marvel have sent fans into overdrive with talk of a mystery 2014 movie.
If Wright has his way, Hank Pym (Ant-Man’s alter ego) just might be taking cinemas by storm.