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Edgar Wright's Ant-man could hit theaters in 2014

Aug. 3, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Back when Edgar Wright showed his ANT-MAN test footage at Comic Con, it was confirmed to be coming soon but did not have a release date. It looks like that release date could be sooner than we thought.

Latino Review has learned that when THOR: THE DARK WORLD wraps shooting in London, ANT-MAN will begin shooting right after. THOR: THE DARK WORLD is scheduled to begin shooting in London this month, so that means ANT-MAN will be starting very soon.

So, what does that mean for THE WORLD'S END? According to Latino Review, It would appear the race is on to get Edgar Wright’s ‘The World’s End’ into production if Marvel is expecting him to slide into London come late spring/early summer 2013. The Simon Pegg/Nick Frost trilogy capper would likely face a schedule where post-production had some serious overlap with pre-production on ‘Ant-Man,’ but that’s just speculation.

Whether this tight schedule pans out or not, it does look like we may be getting more Marvel movies every year. This could also bode well for ANT-MAN's inclusion in THE AVENGERS 2.

The screenplay for ANT-MAN was written by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish (ATTACK THE BLOCK). I hope this ends up being true, because it would instantly jump to my most anticipated superhero movie that year.

Extra Tidbit: If you had to pick one project for Edgar Wright, would it be THE WORLD'S END or ANT-MAN?
Source: Latino Review

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9:08PM on 08/04/2012
Ant-Man is such a cool superhero name. I hope superheros with names such as Bee-Man, Cricket-Man, Grasshopper-Man, Fruit Beetle-Man, Dung Beetle-Man and Flea-Man are created. Flea-Man will make the bad guys want to flee the scene of the crime because he's so tough. Hell, Man-tis would also be cool!....One of the Bug-Men has to have a superhero lady friend, so she'll of course be named Ladybug.
Ant-Man is such a cool superhero name. I hope superheros with names such as Bee-Man, Cricket-Man, Grasshopper-Man, Fruit Beetle-Man, Dung Beetle-Man and Flea-Man are created. Flea-Man will make the bad guys want to flee the scene of the crime because he's so tough. Hell, Man-tis would also be cool!....One of the Bug-Men has to have a superhero lady friend, so she'll of course be named Ladybug.
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7:11AM on 08/07/2012
C'mon, I actually chuckled at this...gotta admit that, in general, all I can think about it Rick Moranis saying "Honey I shrunk the superhero".

Picture, if you will, Ant-Man in the first Avengers movie. What possible role could he have planed in assuring victory? Where did they need an ant-sized guy to do something really important?
C'mon, I actually chuckled at this...gotta admit that, in general, all I can think about it Rick Moranis saying "Honey I shrunk the superhero".

Picture, if you will, Ant-Man in the first Avengers movie. What possible role could he have planed in assuring victory? Where did they need an ant-sized guy to do something really important?
5:23PM on 08/07/2012
Thank you, drexxell. ;-)
Thank you, drexxell. ;-)
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12:45PM on 08/04/2012
I am jazzed for "The Worlds End" and all but I want to see as many of these Marvel Studios movies made as possible.
I am jazzed for "The Worlds End" and all but I want to see as many of these Marvel Studios movies made as possible.
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8:15AM on 08/04/2012

Antman

Never was a big fan of the character but the idea of Wright making a film based on it sounds like it could be awesome and for some reason i cant put my finger am not so exicited to see "At Worlds End". Not thatll be bad, im just in no rush tio watch it.
Never was a big fan of the character but the idea of Wright making a film based on it sounds like it could be awesome and for some reason i cant put my finger am not so exicited to see "At Worlds End". Not thatll be bad, im just in no rush tio watch it.
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8:54PM on 08/03/2012

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THE WORLD'S END. Obviously. But only if I have to choose, I want as many Wright as possible. Tell you the truth, Phase 2 looking a bit overcrowded right now. In 2013 we'll have Iron Man 3 & Thor 2, then in 2014 comes Cap Am 2 & Guardians of the Galaxy and now Ant Man too? Plus there's also Black Panther and a Shield movie..... Fingers crossed that they NEVER go with quantity over quality.
THE WORLD'S END. Obviously. But only if I have to choose, I want as many Wright as possible. Tell you the truth, Phase 2 looking a bit overcrowded right now. In 2013 we'll have Iron Man 3 & Thor 2, then in 2014 comes Cap Am 2 & Guardians of the Galaxy and now Ant Man too? Plus there's also Black Panther and a Shield movie..... Fingers crossed that they NEVER go with quantity over quality.
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5:36PM on 08/03/2012
This is great news, I like how loaded Phase II is looking. If Marvel could get Black Panther in production by 2014 Avengers 2 seems like it would be more than insanely epic. People joke about Ant-Man but his powers aren't as lame as his name. He can shrink as well as grow to any size and in is 10 times stronger in all forms. Aside from that, the technology that he brings is very crucial and fundamental to the entire Marvel Universe. I have faith in Edgar Wright that he will be able to tackle
This is great news, I like how loaded Phase II is looking. If Marvel could get Black Panther in production by 2014 Avengers 2 seems like it would be more than insanely epic. People joke about Ant-Man but his powers aren't as lame as his name. He can shrink as well as grow to any size and in is 10 times stronger in all forms. Aside from that, the technology that he brings is very crucial and fundamental to the entire Marvel Universe. I have faith in Edgar Wright that he will be able to tackle doing both The World's End and Ant-Man. Both seem to have been in development for so long that maybe pre-production is further a long than we know.
Extra Tidbit: Ant-Man, because I have an idea of what World's End will be like and I think Ant-Man has the potential to be something I've never seen before. Still excited for both!
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5:08PM on 08/03/2012

ANT-MAN will kick your Ass one-inch at a time!

This is my most anticipated film for 2014 as of now.
This is my most anticipated film for 2014 as of now.
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4:59PM on 08/03/2012
I feel like Marvel's getting a little ahead of themselves lately. While I think Wright could make a good movie, does Ant-man really need a solo film to lead into Avengers 2. Like Hawkeye, I think he could have a cameo in another film and then be added into Avengers 2.
I feel like Marvel's getting a little ahead of themselves lately. While I think Wright could make a good movie, does Ant-man really need a solo film to lead into Avengers 2. Like Hawkeye, I think he could have a cameo in another film and then be added into Avengers 2.
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4:41PM on 08/03/2012

What a crappy name for a superhero.

It sounds like it would be a superhero from The Simpsons.
It sounds like it would be a superhero from The Simpsons.
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5:26PM on 08/03/2012
I never was crazy about Ant-Man either, but if you added the Wasp to this, I think it sounds better. You know, "Ant-man and the Wasp". If that doesn't grab you, you can go "Dr. Pym, The Ant-Man". In later years, he also went by Giant Man, Goliath and Yellow Jacket.

Or we could do "Ant-Man...The Smallest Avenger"?!

That last one of course...a little humor (I know...very little)...but that too goes with Ant-Man.

I'll stop now.
I never was crazy about Ant-Man either, but if you added the Wasp to this, I think it sounds better. You know, "Ant-man and the Wasp". If that doesn't grab you, you can go "Dr. Pym, The Ant-Man". In later years, he also went by Giant Man, Goliath and Yellow Jacket.

Or we could do "Ant-Man...The Smallest Avenger"?!

That last one of course...a little humor (I know...very little)...but that too goes with Ant-Man.

I'll stop now.
3:46AM on 08/04/2012
Keep on going, Otis_Driftwood! ;-)
Keep on going, Otis_Driftwood! ;-)
5:45PM on 08/04/2012
Or from "The Tick".
Or from "The Tick".
11:28PM on 08/04/2012
True, I thought about it also being from The Tick, but I just went with The Simpsons.
True, I thought about it also being from The Tick, but I just went with The Simpsons.
4:40PM on 08/03/2012
I really like Edgar Wright. Always have. Here's the thing though. I don't have much interest in the concept of Ant-man and given the choice I'd take World's End. I'm neutral on Ant-man for now.
I really like Edgar Wright. Always have. Here's the thing though. I don't have much interest in the concept of Ant-man and given the choice I'd take World's End. I'm neutral on Ant-man for now.
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5:09PM on 08/03/2012
Oh, well if you don't have much interest in this we'll fault production right away. Whatever will please "The Masses"!
Oh, well if you don't have much interest in this we'll fault production right away. Whatever will please "The Masses"!
3:59PM on 08/03/2012

Awesome

if Speilberg could do "Schindlers List" and "Jurassic Park" in the same year as well as "Tintin" and "War Horse" in the same WEEK. Then Wright could very well accomplish these projects. If i had to pick one though, it'll have to be Worlds End, just to finish up his trilogy,
if Speilberg could do "Schindlers List" and "Jurassic Park" in the same year as well as "Tintin" and "War Horse" in the same WEEK. Then Wright could very well accomplish these projects. If i had to pick one though, it'll have to be Worlds End, just to finish up his trilogy,
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