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Edgar Wright just wrapped on directing a test reel for Ant-Man

06.28.2012
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With all the latest chat on Edgar Wright finally getting around to the ANT-MAN movie, I've learned two things-- you are either in the camp that thinks it's lame or you are a long time fan ready to see the hero take the leap to the big screen. For those of you in the second group, you'll be happy to hear this news.

It seems that right under our very noses Wright has directed a test reel for ANT-MAN. This very month, the director shot some footage in under a week to test out the potential look and tone of the movie, and to see if the hero's powers were convincing onscreen. Let us lead the ant army! Obviously, test reels are not a new thing to directors who want to try out a concept to sort out some problems in order to see if the project will work out in the end. Probably a good decision before you invest millions of dollars into something that might suck total ass. I'm thinking of one Marvel project in particular, but won't name any names. I'm betting the script is an interesting read since Wright co-wrote with Joe Cornish.

For those of you still wetting yourselves hoping that Nathan Fillion will play the title role, you might want to stop that habit altogether since the actor finds the hero lame. This is what he had to say on the topic when it was brought up after a screening of SERENITY in May: "...did you ever just love Ant-Man? (Dramatic pause)... Not me. How lame it would be to lead an army of ants and started to pretend to pick and spit ants out of his mouth."

So there you have it. Will it work out? Who will they get to play the lead? All of these questions will soon be answered, my little ones.

Source: THR

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3:18AM on 06/30/2012
Not only do I like And-Man but Ant-Man means Hank Pym which could mean Giant Man and/or Ultron and/or Vision. Now who doesn't think Ultron is bad ass and Vision awesome?
As for the ones (jerk Fillion included) hating on ( and making fun of) Ant-Man's powers, you can say all the negative things you want, but deep down inside I know you'd dig having his power set as much as any other super power(s)!
Not only do I like And-Man but Ant-Man means Hank Pym which could mean Giant Man and/or Ultron and/or Vision. Now who doesn't think Ultron is bad ass and Vision awesome?
As for the ones (jerk Fillion included) hating on ( and making fun of) Ant-Man's powers, you can say all the negative things you want, but deep down inside I know you'd dig having his power set as much as any other super power(s)!
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10:59AM on 06/29/2012

Making mountains out of ant hills

I don't think Ant-Man will get his own movie anytime soon. I'm thinking this whole test reel is just to see if the tech is ready to bring him in full time. I'm betting that Ant-Man and Wasp will be background characters in Cap. 2 and A2 much like Black Widow and Hawkeye were in Iron Man 2 and Thor. They're going to use those movies to give fans a base for the characters before giving them their own solo movie. I'd guess they would do a Black Panther solo first because they would need to do
I don't think Ant-Man will get his own movie anytime soon. I'm thinking this whole test reel is just to see if the tech is ready to bring him in full time. I'm betting that Ant-Man and Wasp will be background characters in Cap. 2 and A2 much like Black Widow and Hawkeye were in Iron Man 2 and Thor. They're going to use those movies to give fans a base for the characters before giving them their own solo movie. I'd guess they would do a Black Panther solo first because they would need to do the whole back story of Wakanda being a nation more advanced then any other but in exile. That's a lot of explaining to do. Could be a good story for Cap2 honestly. Cap fighting Black Panther as an enemy at first only to realize they aren't foes but friends facing a common enemy. BOOM! I just blew my own mind.
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12:19AM on 06/29/2012
Marvel's batting line-up has me wondering how all this can shake out...
Iron Man 3 on May 3rd, 2013
Thor 2 on November 15th, 2013
Captain America 2 on April 4th, 2014
Ant-Man on May 16th, 2014
So 2015 will be?
Avengers 2
Guardians of The Galaxy
Black Panther

Marvel has to go with three movies in 2015.
Marvel's batting line-up has me wondering how all this can shake out...
Iron Man 3 on May 3rd, 2013
Thor 2 on November 15th, 2013
Captain America 2 on April 4th, 2014
Ant-Man on May 16th, 2014
So 2015 will be?
Avengers 2
Guardians of The Galaxy
Black Panther

Marvel has to go with three movies in 2015.
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11:36PM on 06/28/2012
Get over the 'Ant-Man' moniker! Change it to Hank Pym or even Giant Man! Make it a love story gone wrong between Hank and Janet, and throw in the Ant-Man/Wasp superhero thing on the side.
Get over the 'Ant-Man' moniker! Change it to Hank Pym or even Giant Man! Make it a love story gone wrong between Hank and Janet, and throw in the Ant-Man/Wasp superhero thing on the side.
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10:52PM on 06/28/2012

Pym relationship

I hope they do like in the Ultimate comic where Ant-Man and Wasp are in an abusive relationship and he nearly kills her and is then confronted by Captain America at a bar. That would make for a great subplot IMO.
I hope they do like in the Ultimate comic where Ant-Man and Wasp are in an abusive relationship and he nearly kills her and is then confronted by Captain America at a bar. That would make for a great subplot IMO.
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7:42AM on 06/29/2012
I hope they definitely not do that at all. The regular universe story is done much better and with a level of empathy
I hope they definitely not do that at all. The regular universe story is done much better and with a level of empathy
10:18PM on 06/28/2012
Fillion? People want Fillion for this? I like Fillion as much as the next geek, but he isn't right for every role. Green Lantern i see. Nathan Drake i see. Ant-man? nope
Fillion? People want Fillion for this? I like Fillion as much as the next geek, but he isn't right for every role. Green Lantern i see. Nathan Drake i see. Ant-man? nope
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9:58PM on 06/28/2012

YES!!!!!!

So glad Edgar Wright is still on board! I hope Marvel is smart and makes this a 2015 film with Black Panther. The Avengers are going to need all the Vibranium, Pym Particles and as much intergalactic help they can get if they ever want to defeat Thanos. I'm actually not a die hard fan of the character but I respect Hank Pym and Edgar Wright is a genius. Had no idea this was co written with Joe Cornish either. Sounds marvelous!
So glad Edgar Wright is still on board! I hope Marvel is smart and makes this a 2015 film with Black Panther. The Avengers are going to need all the Vibranium, Pym Particles and as much intergalactic help they can get if they ever want to defeat Thanos. I'm actually not a die hard fan of the character but I respect Hank Pym and Edgar Wright is a genius. Had no idea this was co written with Joe Cornish either. Sounds marvelous!
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