Ant-Man will be an origin tale with a difference, according to director Edgar Wright. The Scott Pilgrim vs the World filmmaker said that the movie will be special effects-heavy and tie in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while also working as a standalone piece.
“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,” he told IGN. “I’ve been collaborating with [Marvel boss] Kevin [Feige] during the whole of that cycle.”
He added: “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.
“I hope that at some point we’ll be able to show that at some venue all finished. Because obviously at Comic-Con we showed it unfinished. All done it looks really good.” Wright also addressed the movie’s development cycle, explaining that the project was delayed because he wanted to make Scott Pilgrim and The World’s End before tackling Ant-Man.Ant-Man will make up part of Marvel’s Phase Three slate of films along with Doctor Strange and a rumored Hulk movie. It is scheduled for release in 2015.