Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Ant-Man" Crawling To The Big Screen

Take another look at spoiler test footage revealing director Edgar Wright's developing, two-fisted adaptation of Marvel Comics' 'Ant-Man'. 

Wright's test footage was impressive enough for Marvel Studios to greenlight an "Ant-Man" feature that will start 'Phase Three' of the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe'.

"It’s as close as it’s ever been,"
 said Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige about "Ant-Man". 

"Edgar (Wright) is getting excited to get behind the camera again..." 

'Ant-Man' was created in 1962 by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby for Marvel's "Tales to Astonish" #35.

Scientist 'Dr. Henry Pym' invented methods for an individual to be reduced in size, as well as a 'cybernetic' helmet to control insects with feelers, specifically ants.

The second Ant-Man was 'Scott Lang', a thief who reformed with the aid of Pym and 'Iron Man', becoming an affiliate of the Fantastic Four and full-time member of the 'Avengers'.

'Eric O'Grady', the third Ant-Man was a low-level agent of counter-terrorism organization 'S.H.I.E.L.D.', before he stole the Ant-Man armor " get chicks."

Director Wright, who researched 'nanotechnology' for his "Ant-Man" feature, plans to deliver "a full-on action adventure sci-fi film but with a comedic element", working from his own screenplay adaptation, co-written by Joe Cornish ("Attack The Block").

Both Pym and Lang will appear in Wright's film, with Pym as Ant-Man in his 1960's guise and a flashforward to the present with Lang as Ant-Man's successor.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man"...