Ant-Man may be a lesser-known character in the Marvel universe, but not for much longer. As part of its presentation in Hall H at Comic-Con on Saturday night, Marvel teased test footage from the cult favorite. It looks like director Edgar Wright may have the honor of bringing Ant-Man to the big screen.
Wright joked about the "Terrence Malick approach to superhero movies" before screening a reel from an "unfinished test." In the clip, Ant-Man was seen fighting two men in a hallway. HuffPost's source on the scene described it as clearly in early stages of production.
"'Ant-Man' will kick your ass one inch at a time," Wright concluded. No one has currently been cast.
Prior to Wright's reveal, rumors ran rampant that Marvel would make an "Ant-Man" movie announcement at Comic-Con. During a Comic-Con panel for the short film "Item 47" (part of "Marvel's The Avengers" Blu-ray release), it was heavily alluded to that "Ant-Man" would be unveiled by Marvel on Saturday night.
Wright has been teasing fans for a while, and the "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" director even tweeted a photo of Ant-Man fan art back in May. The project's roots go back even further, however, with references to "Ant-Man" occurring as early as 2006. Wright wrote the script for the film with Joe Cornish ("Attack the Block").
In the Marvel universe, Ant-Man is the superhero alter ego of scientist Henry Pym, who creates a formula that shrinks him down to the size of an ant. Along with his girlfriend, Janet Van Dyne (who later became The Wasp), Ant-Man helped form the Avengers in the comic books. (Unfortunately for Ant-Man fans, that didn't happen in the recently released "Marvel's The Avengers.")
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