Edgar Wright Discusses 'Ant-Man,' 'Scott Pilgrim,' How Much More He's Done Than You

June 26, 2008

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A helpful commenter on Cinematical has pointed out a recent interview PiQ magazine did with Edgar Wright. In it, the writer/director briefly discusses his upcoming projects, Scott Pilgrim, The World's End, Them, and Ant-Man, and reminds you he was directing the amazing British comedy Spaced at 24. If you're like me, this last point will cause you a few moments of head-in-your-hands self-evaluation/self-pity. Don't worry; as usual, this will pass.

Here's what he said regarding Ant-Man:

I wrote that for Marvel and I’m in the process of doing a second draft. I had a lot of fun writing that script, I wrote it with this guy Joe Cornish, who is a really funny UK writer. It’s not really an out-and-out comedy. I think some people assume that it must be a spoof, but it’s not really. I guess it’s as funny as something like Iron Man is, it’s on that level of entertainment, really. It’s a big, high concept, special effects comic book adaptation, and very character-led and we found a way of… I guess in a similar way to Iron Man, the thing that worked with that and hopefully will with this is that it’s a different way of seeing a superhero origin, because you’ve seen so many of them and we really tried to figure out a fresh take on that story. So it’s definitely a Marvel film but it’s got a little twist on it in terms of the way that it plays out.

I've already decided this will be my favorite superhero movie alongside The Dark Knight, which I'm also just assuming will be very good. So don't screw anything up over the next several years, Wright, or it's going to completely eff up my entirely speculative list of great superhero movies.

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