An Unofficial Look at Edgar Wright’s ANT-MAN Test Reel

     September 26, 2012

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One of the highlights of Comic-Con this year was finally getting a tease of what writer/director Edgar Wright’s long-gestating Ant-Man film might look like.  He and co-writer Joe Cornish have been developing the script at Marvel for a couple of years, but they took a big step closer to production by putting together a live-action test reel that visualized how Wright would bring the miniature superhero to life.  The footage was short and unfinished, but it was pretty damn exciting.  Wright’s signature style and comedic tone was wholly intact, but the reel also teased some seriously inventive and cool action sequences that we could see in the full film.

We’ve heard that Marvel may be releasing the finished footage to the public soon, but a fan and Deviant Artist has impressively put together a storyboard recreation of the footage that skews pretty close to what we saw.  Hit the jump to take a look.

Video courtesy of Metacafe (via CBM), created by artist Samurai Jack:

Obviously this video lacks Wright’s effects, motion, and music, but for fans that weren’t at Comic-Con it’s a tad better than reading a text description of the footage.  Wright is currently gearing up to shoot The World’s End next month with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, but recent reports have suggested that the filmmaker may finally start production on Ant-Man in London next year for a possible 2014 release.  The comic adaptation doesn’t yet have a release date so that schedule could be pushed back a bit, but all signs point to Ant-Man coming to fruition sooner rather than later.

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