Edgar Wrighthas been working the promotion circuit very hard promotingScott Pilgrim Vs The World. Everywhere he goes, the subject ofAnt-Man, one of Marvel's next movies afterAvengers, comes up. Wright is usually good as keeping the answers light and repeating the same mantra at every interview.Vanity Fairrecently did a very nice interview with him focusing on Scott Pilgrim and video games but they were able to get a few new nuggets of info on Wright's future adaptation. Here is an excerpt from that interview:
Vanity Fair:You’ve been working on the comic book adaptation for a while. Is it ever actually going to happen?
Edgar Wright:I hope so, yeah. I’ve written a script, and once Scott Pilgrim is done I’m going to work on a second draft. It’s something I’ve been passionate about for awhile.
VF:Yeah, but ... Ant Man? Seriously? Isn’t he like Aqua Man with lower self-esteem?
EW:Not at all! I had a copy of the Tales to Astonish comic from the early 60s, which has his origin story. And I’ve been a fan ever since. I think it’s a really interesting high-concept idea.
VF:You’re an amazing director, Edgar, but I don’t know how this is going to work. I mean… Ant Man? The guy who becomes an ant? Isn’t that like trying to stop a mob boss with a box full of kittens?
EW:I know there’s a big stigma attached to it, mostly because every movie about shrinking has been about people in peril. I think it’d be great to do a shrinking film about a bad-ass secret agent.
VF:Okay, I see what you mean. I was thinking along the lines of Honey I Shrunk The Kids.
EW:Even something like The Incredible Shrinking Man, which is a fantastic film, is about a guy in trouble. But this is going to be nothing like that. It’s essentially a high-tech spy heist film with somebody with a very particular power.