Oct. 15, 2012 | 11:49 a.m.
Edgar Wright’s much-anticipated “Ant-Man” movie is finally on Disney’s calendar. The film is slated for a Nov. 6, 2015, theatrical release, Disney and Marvel announced Monday in their latest scheduling update. In the comics, Ant-Man is the alter ego of Dr. Hank Pym, who invents a shrinking serum and uses it on himself. In miniature form, he’s able to sneak around and take out baddies. He’s also one of the original members of the Avengers. If you’re not convinced that the tiny character is tough enough to fight alongside Iron Man and the Hulk, you weren’t in Hall H at Comic-Con International this summer, where Wright made a surprise appearance and screened test footage from “Ant-Man.” The footage revealed a hero whose agility, strength and constantly changing size made him a clever (and deadly) character. Though Marvel has yet to […]
Jan. 13, 2011 | 10:00 p.m.
Over at 24 Frames, our must-read sister blog, there’s news about the Ant-Man film. Marvel Comics fans who’ve been clamoring for Edgar Wright to get to the insect-like business of writing “Ant-Man” may have a reason to feel happy. The director this week picked up the pen on the movie’s script for the first time in more than two years. Wright, who came on in 2006 to write and direct a take on the arthropodal superhero, said Tuesday in an interview with 24 Frames that with much of the international promotion for “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” now behind him, he’s free again to write on “Ant-Man” — the first time he’ll do that since he started developing “Pilgrim.” (He had previously written a first draft of the script.) In fact, the director had just come from a dinner meeting […]