MOVIES: Edgar Wright is doing his homework
As all of you are surely aware and excited about, Edgar Wright is the director for the coming Ant-Man movie from Marvel. While not scheduled to release until 2015, Wright is busy doing all the prep work he can, which apparently means watching Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. What could this mean for the upcoming flick? Speculation after the jump.
The episode that the frame about belongs to is “To Steal an Ant-Man” from Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The plot of this particular episode is drawn from Marvel Premiere #47. Knowing this is important because that issue involves Scott Lang stealing the original Ant-Man Hank Pym’s equipment so that he may commit crimes. Wright spoke to the website SuperHeroHype many years ago and said that “the idea that we have for the adaptation is to actually involve both… Henry Pym and Scott Lang.” The site also references Marvel Studios’ Kenvin Feige describing the Ant-Man movie as a “heist film.”
Now this is the part where even more speculation arises. Paul Rudd has been announced to be staring as Ant-Man in the flick but no where in the official announcement from Marvel does it ever state the names of Hank Pym or Scott Lang, instead the only refer to his as Ant-Man. Combining that little tidbit with Wright’s tease from above it is not crazy to think that another actor could be announced as attached to the film also starring as Ant-Man. Perhaps the once rumored Joseph Gordon Levitt?
None of us know for sure, but we all certainly have our ideas. If both Pym and Lang are to be in the coming Ant-Man film who would you want to star with Paul Rudd and who would play what character? Comments, go!