Edgar Wright Wraps on ANT-MAN Test Reel

     June 28, 2012


Although director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) is currently prepping to shoot The World’s End, he’s apparently found enough time to put together a test reel for an Ant-Man feature.  The Marvel superhero is a scientist by the name of Hank Pym who can change his size at will, from the miniscule to the gigantic.  He also possesses a helmet that lets him communicate with ants.  Wright was originally attached to the project when Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk went into production, although Ant-Man was sidelined to make way for the origin movies of the heroes that would go on to star in The Avengers.  Ironically, Ant-Man was a founding member of the superheroic assembly; perhaps, if Wright’s test reel goes well, we’ll see an Ant-Man feature and a follow-up appearance in The Avengers 2. Hit the jump for more.

Heat Vision reportssimon-pegg-edgar-wright-nick-frost that Wright and Ant-Man co-writer Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) quietly wrapped on the Ant-Man test reel recently.  Read up on Wright’s comments about the project here.  The test reel isn’t uncommon for movies that have a risky premise or have a stylized appearance; 300 and Battle: LA are prime examples. Wright had spent a little less than a week shooting in mid-June to get the tone of the film down and see how Pym’s powers played out on camera.  We’ll have to wait and see how the studio reacts to what they’re shown.  In the meantime, Wright will start shooting The World’s End this September with fellow “blood and ice cream trilogy” stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.



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  • mattinacan

    please god let that test reel leak onto the interwebs

    • Alan

      That’s a pretty selfish attitude. Wright has worked hard to try and create something, and the test real leaking would only be a bad thing for the production team.

      • mattinacan

        you are retarded, it wouldn’t be a bad thing for them at all

      • Alan

        Yeah, you’re right: the fanboys getting a look at footage/scripts WAY BEFORE it is ready for release has always been a good thing (‘Superman Flyby’, ‘Terminator Salvation’). Worrying about the fan reaction rather than getting on with the production would make for a far better working environment.

        Also, what are you 11? It says more about you than anyone else when you call someone else ‘retarded’ for disagreeing with you.

  • James

    Bet the tagline they use of the promo stuff is “Size Does Matter”….lol

  • Joe

    This could easily turn out to be a B-grade flick so a test reel makes sense.

    I hope it looks good enough to be greenlit though. I’m not particularly interested in Ant-Man himself but his invention – Ultron.

  • ozzie

    Avengers movie had a big hole in it without Hank and Janet.

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  • Choppy

    I find Ant-man and the Wasp unappealing. I don’t really wanna see them in the Avengers. I’d rather have Wolverine, Spider-Man and the Scarlet Witch.

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  • AvengersFan

    I like the avengers film but dont see it as complete/great without Antman/Wasp; like ozzie says, ‘big hole’! without them…

  • Ernie Singer

    Well, ya know, it’s kind of like……………now, you “SAW” , how we found him, kangy , Kang , kang

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