Edgar Wright teases his ‘homework’ for Ant-Man

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Director Edgar Wright is currently deep in pre-production on Marvel’s Ant-Man, and just a few hours ago Edgar Wright posted the image below on his blog with the caption “Homework.

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What’s so special about this image? The image comes from the second season of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, episode five titled: “To Steal an Ant-Man.” The episode stars both Hank Pym and Scott Lang, with Scott Lang ultimately taking over the mantle of Ant-Man at the end.

So will we really see both Hank and Scott in one film? As it turns out, Edgar Wright suggested a long time ago that that might be the case, he tells Collider:

Well, the thing is that what we want to do, 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.

Edgar Wright has always touted the film as a “heist” film, so the premise of Scott Lang stealing Hank Pym’s Ant-Man suit is not too far off.

The other big question is which character is Paul Rudd playing? Hank Pym in the Marvel universe has been known to be kind of an (insecure) ass, which Rudd can easily portray on screen. Scott Lang is a bit more lively and playful type of character which Rudd can also easily portray on screen.

With Tony Stark being laid out as the creator of Ultron instead of Hank Pym for Avengers: Age of Ultron, having Scott Lang as the main character of Ant-Man wouldn’t be too surprising. This might anger the hardcore fans of Ant-Man but until we hear anything officially we won’t know for sure. Either way, I’m stoked to see Edgar Wright’s take on the character as he’s yet to let me down.

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