Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Ant-Man" Crawling To The Big Screen

Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige' continues to update the status of the prepping feature adaptation of  Marvel Comics' "Ant-Man", to be directed by Peyton Reed:

"Ant-Man is still going to come out," said Feige. "We start filming this August. Edgar Wright, who I've known for many years, who wrote the draft with Joe Cornish...

"...much of the movie will still be based very much on that draft and the DNA of what Edgar has created up to this point, but Peyton Reed has stepped in...

"Adam McKay, a very good writer is reworking parts of the script - not the entirety of the script, but some of it - and it's going to, we believe, come to life in the best version of'Ant-Man' that we could possibly make.

"Again Ant-Man is a very important character for us. We like that people don't necessarily know what it is, we like that it sounds sort of strange when you first hear the notion of Ant-Man, or a hero that can shrink, but he's a very key Marvel character: he's a key 'Avenger'."

"...when Marvel's 'Ant-Man' hits theaters July 17, 2015, director Peyton Reed will help shepherd the hero into the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe'...

"...with a cast led by Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas and writer Adam McKay contributing to the film's script.

"Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man 'Scott Lang' (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, 'Dr. Hank Pym' (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular 'Ant-Man' suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world..."

'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."

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