Among the list of potential projects from Marvel Studios that are set to follow next summer’s The Avengers ,the one I am most interested in is probably Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. Sure sequels to Iron Man, Thor and Captain America are pretty much known quantities at this point, but what will a movie about a superhero who can shrink and communicate with ants from the director of Shaun Of The Dead and Scott Pilgrim Vs The World be like? Well, hopefully, pretty damn awesome, but there is still room for a potential misfire.
Over the weekend, Joe Cornish, Wright’s co-writer on the project, announced at the London comic book convention Kapow! that this past week they have turned in a second draft of the script to the studio.
When pressed for information about any potential storyline for the script, Cornish remained tight-lipped except to rule out speculation that it was based on writer Robert Kirkman’s recent short-lived The Irredeemable Ant-Man comic book series. The series featured a low-level agent of the spy organization SHIELD stealing a version of the original Ant-Man’s costume and shrinking equipment and using it for sometimes less-than-heroic deeds.
While Wright is a well known entity among genre fans, Cornish is not. That should change relatively soon, as he is the writer and director of Attack The Block, which was screened to almost universal positive reviews at the SXSW festival in Austin last month. He also did a rewrite on Steven Spielberg’s upcoming CGI animated film The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn.
Via Bleeding Cool.