The success of “The Avengers” seems to have resulted in an increase in talk surrounding “Ant-Man” lately. First Kevin Feige came out and said the film is “closer than it’s ever been” to being made, and then director Edgar Wright tweeted a cryptic photo implying an “Ant-Man” movie would be coming soon. Apparently all this teasing will come to fruition soon, though, because Wright seems to think the Marvel movie could go in front of the camera within the year.
In an interview with Empire on the magazine’s podcast, Wright said that things are coming to a head on “Ant-Man” discussions.
“Things are happening, and other things are happening on other things as well. There’s some interesting plates spinning and I ideally hope I’ll be shooting this year,” he said.
So does that mean “Ant-Man” could be “Untitled Marvel Movie #1” that is due in theaters on May 16, 2014? We’ll just have to wait to find out. Until then, Wright would like everyone to stop complaining about how long it’s taking for the movie to hit the big screen.
“I get kind of superstitious because I don’t think anybody reading magazines and reading websites and stuff quite understands how hard it is to make a film and how long it takes, and because film websites update like hourly, people are like, ‘What’s the fucking hold up? Why aren’t you making ‘Ant-Man’? Just make it! Why isn’t it coming out tomorrow?'” he laughed. “But every film that I’ve made has taken like three years — each one. It’s been three years between movies. I would love for that gap to be shorter, but it’s almost like a holding pad. It’s like there are planes in the air and you have to figure out which one’s going to land before they all crash like ‘Die Hard 2.'”
Wright is also working on “The World’s End,” so it remains to be seen whether he’ll do that or “Ant-Man” first. Our guess is that he’ll film the final movie in his Blood and Ice Cream trilogy first (especially since he’s said it starts shooting in September), and then head over to the Marvel flick. After all, that project’s been gestating for years, so what are a few more months?