[Movies] Edgar Wright Says Ant-Man Will Be a Different Superhero Film
Posted by Larry Csonka on 02.06.2013
See what he has to say…
- Edgar Wright recently spoke about Ant-Man. Here are the highlights…
On How Ant-Man Will Be Different: "It's a way of doing a superhero film within another genre. I wanted to tell an origin tale in a slightly different way. It's part of the Marvel cinematic universe, but it also feels like its own piece."
Why Has it Taken So Long to Make the Film?: "I've been collaborating with [Marvel boss] Kevin [Feige] during the whole of that cycle" he explained. "I think people have always assumed… ‘Oh why is it taking so long to make?' Part of it is because I wanted to make two other movies first. I wanted to make World's End… me and Simon were very keen to make it and it felt like it was unfinished business and we wanted to wrap up the trilogy. The script came together really fast. Well not really fast, but it came together at a certain point where it was like ‘I really want to do this next.' But to be honest, the later I do it, it feels like I could learn more, especially about special effects. It's a big effects movie, so I'm pleased to go into it having done Scott Pilgrim and The World's End because you're always learning more about that side."
On His Favorite Marvel Films: "I guess my two favorites would have to be Iron Man and The Avengers. I've enjoyed all of them and I think those two are the ones that score highest on the popcorn metre. They totally work as great crowd-pleasers. And I think what they've managed to do in terms of The Avengers coming after a five-film cycle, is kind of extraordinary and unprecedented in cinema history. To bring together four other franchises into one. It couldn't have gone better could it? It's amazing."