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Edgar Wright talks how Ant-Man will stand out

11.19.2013

When ANT-MAN hits in 2015, there's going to be some big competition with SUPERMAN VS BATMAN and THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. How will a character like ANT-MAN stand out against these titans of the big screen? When asked this very question by Entertainment Tonight, this is how director Edgar Wright responded:

ETonline: Switching gears, you're directing Ant-Man for Marvel, which is going up against some very big superheroes in the summer of 2015 (namely Superman and Batman) on the heels of Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron. What is it about Ant-Man? What will make people want to wear Ant-Man T-shirts and dress like him at Halloween?

Edgar Wright: I want to make him into a badass [laughs]. No, I always liked that comic and I always thought it would be an interesting thing to see in live-action. That's why I [showed] that Comic-Con test that we did for Marvel, to show this fight scene like a proof of content, like this is what the action is going to look like. I think a lot of people who maybe don't know the character sort of see that test and go, "Oh, right, I get it. It's like an action film," so that's the idea. I think people will be surprised by what kind of movie it is, and so in that respect it's something that I know is going to stand out because it's got a very different story and is a very different movie.

ETonline: What is the tone of the piece? Is it going to be humor and action, or would you say it's going to be more straightforward hero entertainment?

Wright: Well, I think the Marvel movies are funny, you know? I think generally the Iron Man films and The Avengers is funny. They're not ever in the comedy section, but they are funny and entertaining, so I think it'll be something in a similar vein to that.

Not as many people are familiar with the character of ANT-MAN like they are with Batman or Iron Man. I think the uniqueness that Hank Pym/Ant-Man offers will be a big draw for people. Wright is the perfect person to deliver the story to us. Plus Ant-Man's ability to become small will appeal to kids. "WOW! He's small just like me!" I think it has the potential to be something really cool.

Source: ET

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