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Marvel's 'Ant-Man' - Peyton Reed takes over from Edgar Wright


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Well it has finally been confirmed even if it doesn't have a release date yet.

Test footage was shown at Comic-Con and you can read /Film's breakdown below:

The footage begins in a long, Matrix style hallway with two Matrix style agents. The camera moves down the hall, through a grate, and we see a tiny man standing behind the grate: Ant-Man. He jumps through and starts running at them. Of course, they don’t see him. He then pops up into real size, they start shooting, he gets small again, jumps, runs down the shaft of the gun, jumps up and punches the guy in the face, shaking the face in slow motion. With that guy done, Ant-Man gets big again, flips the other agent over….okay, honestly by this point I was kind of freaking out and it gets fuzzy. I do know that Ant-Man takes care of business, is about to jump through another grate when the elevator pings, and he gets on it.

The way Wright shot this, with the silence of a small man running in a big hall, the slow motion, the elevator, it had a totally different vibe from the other Marvel films. It was much more like something you’d recognize from Hot Fuzz. Whether or not that’ll carryover remains to be seen though. Wright said the script, which he’s been working on since 2006 (“the Terrance Malick approach” he said) is a mix of the silver age and contemporary Ant-Man. It’s action packed and “a nod to the original tales.”

The suit Ant-Man wears was described by Wright as “practical” and sort of looked like a G.I. Joe military exoskeleton. His face is entirely covered with some sort of apparatus on his mouth. He looks really cool. Very real world. A truly good fit inside the current Marvel Universe.

While Marvel President Kevin Feige did announce the titles of all the upcoming films, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy, there’s no timeline on Ant-Man just yet. Wright is about to make The World’s End but it’s pretty safe to assume he’ll get to it soon after.


The test footage sounds great and at least we know it is actually happening, finally.

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Yeah, reading his Twitter I did think he was talking up being in London a tad too much.

I guess he/they wanted to make this a genuine surprise a SDCC (much like the Godzilla teaser). Wondered to what lengths he went to, like telling his friends not to not blow the ruse? Did he travel or at least enter the SDCC halls in disguise?

Though I imagine many a geek celeb must do this a fair amount, or it'd be chaos.

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Teaser trailer? Looks genuine, looks good.

http://goodmoviesbadmovies.com/2013/03/20/ant-man-teaser-trailer/

It is genuine, but it's not a teaser trailer - it's the proof of concept test footage that Edgar Wright shot for Comic-Con. It's included in the new Phase One box set, and it got leaked during a presentation of the boxes extras at a recent London event.

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I once read a Silver Surfer comic featuring Hulk, Thing and Ant Man - he was a great character and reading a bit about the man behind the guise and his other various alter egos, it could be a great movie.

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I happened to be at the event this clip was shown at, Edgar Wright was a guest on Adam Buxton's BUG show.

I had no idea who Antman was, so when he first appeared I thought it was some kind of superhero spoof, but ultimately it was quite a fun and interesting clip.

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Wright... appears to want more of an every man actor for the role with a wise-cracking personality rather than a beefed up action hero like Chris Hemsworth or Chris Evans.

It's fucking Ant-Man! Of course he doesn't want someone Thor-shaped!

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When this news went live yesterday Variety initially ran with a completly different headline than the rest of the trades; it may have been a mistake or it may have been an inadvertant spoiler that they subsequently removed.

It said that Douglas had signed on to play Pym as the villain of the film.

Now initially I was annoyed by this but the more I think about it the more sense it makes, especially with the casting of the 69yr old Douglas, who is probably not going to commit to anything other than one film in the Marvel Universe (plus the obligatory post-credit scences and cameos in other films).

It also mixes up the hero/villian dynamic a bit if the villain of the piece is a former hero himself.

It's probably not true anyway but it's interesting to think about.

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I don't really know the Ant Man character, so I'm not sure if MD is a good fit or not, but he's one of the great charismatic actors. In Edgar Wright's mental hands, he could turn in an amazing performance. If that spoiler thing is true, even better.

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