If you needed any more proof that “Ant-Man” will be making an appearance at Comic-Con, this should be it.
Edgar Wright has been busy in pre-production on the potential Marvel movie “Ant-Man,” and The Hollywood Reporter has learned that he just shot a test reel for the project. The site says that he spent a week in mid-June shooting footage for a reel that would “test out the potential look and tone of his movie, as well as to decide how convincing Ant-Man’s powers look onscreen.”
THR says that even if Marvel approves this footage, “Ant-Man” won’t be Wright’s next film. (He’ll go on to make “The World’s End” instead.) That aligns itself with what we’ve heard about “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” alleged 2014 release date, meaning that Wright would have several years to get his flick to the big screen by 2015.
What nice timing for this test footage news, though, considering San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner.
There’s already speculation that Marvel will announce “Guardians of the Galaxy” during their July 14 panel, so why not “Ant-Man” as well? Wright is no stranger to the Con, and is actually a fan-favorite director there. He’s frequently brought great material to SDCC, so why stop now? The timing of this makes perfect sense, though of course we don’t have confirmation that that’s what this is for.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige offered an update on the movie back in March and promised that major developments for “Ant-Man” were in the works.
“It’s somewhere. I’ll just say it’s closer than it’s ever been in its long maybe eight year history, and I usually e-mail Edgar every two or three days and over those eight years its got further away and closer,” he said. “We are now closer than we’ve ever been. So I hope it will come together shortly.”