The upcoming film for Ant-Man will certainly be amusing to watch if only because of how it’s generally not a known character, something that came up during Good Morning America this morning as Lara Spencer talked about the casting and the rest of the table looked at her like she was talking about something they couldn’t understand. While Hank Pym has been around since pretty much the beginning of the Marvel Universe comics, we definitely understand the confusion. But once footage gets out there and it’s tied to the Marvel name in a clear way, we expect it’ll be refreshing for many to have something that looks to be a bit more narrowly focused.
Similar to other high profile actors out there that just start talking once it’s announced, Douglas, who was riding high after his Golden Globe win on Sunday, was pretty excited about the project, saying, “I’ve been dying to do a Marvel picture for so long. The script is really fun, the director is really good. Dylan [the actor’s 13-year-old son] will love it. He’ll have a picture he can see.”
Additionally, Edgar Wright had some things to say to the folks over at SuperHeroHype in regards to the dual character approach that he hinted at way back in 2006, saying, “… The idea that we have for the adaptation is to actually involve both. Is to have a film that basically is about Henry Pym and Scott Lang, so you actually do a prologue where you see Pym as Ant-Man in action in the 60′s, in sort of ‘Tales to Astonish’ mode basically, and then the contemporary, sort of flash-forward, is Scott Lang’s story, and how he comes to acquire the suit, how he crosses paths with Henry Pym, and then, in an interesting sort of Machiavellian way, teams up with him. So it’s like an interesting thing, like the Marvel Premiere one that I read which is Scott Lang’s origin, it’s very brief like a lot of those origin comics are, and in a way, the details that are skipped through in the panels and the kind of thing we’d spend half an hour on.”
What we’re curious about at this point is that when we get back to the early days of the Hank Pym character, will they cast someone for that role or will they do the Jeff Bridges/TRON Legacy approach to it in order to tie it together. Suffice to say, interest in this film for us was already high but now it’s just going out of this world.