Thursday, 17 October 2013

Edgar Wright kicks off Ant-Man pre-production

Edgar Wright is man not to rest on his laurels. Whilst he may not be as prolific as, say, Ben Wheatley (Kill List) or David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) have been recently, Wright has only taken a scant months break between a busy press tour for The World's End before heading to Los Angeles to start pre-production work on Ant-Man for Marvel.

As the tweet above shows, Wright is filling up on espresso to begin the long slog of bringing the script he wrote with Joe Cornish (Attack The Block) to the big screen.

With regards to the picture, we doubt it's actually from the current production: it's much more likely that this is from the test footage he used to wow fans at last years Comic Con in San Diego.

We're excited to see Wright's kinetic style matched to the size shifting, genius superhero Henry 'Hank' Pym, and the fact that the project is moving forward means we may soon learn who will play the title role. Whilst there has been no official announcement yet, Variety reports that Paul Rudd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are top of the list as contenders. If true, both seem like fair shouts for the role, able to portray the cockiness and smarts that Hank Pym brings to the superhero world.

Ant-Man's release date recently shifted from late 2015 to a spot in the crowded summer of that year, so it's hardly a surprise that Wright is throwing himself into work on the movie. As always, watch this space for updates.

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