Ant-Man is “a big effects movie” says Edgar Wright

Scott Pilgrim and Shaun Of The Dead director Edgar Wright on his Ant-Man movie

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Speaking to IGN, Shaun Of The Dead and Scott Pilgrim Vs The World director Edgar Wright explained why his Ant-Man movie is taking so long. Originally announced in 2006, it’s now lined up for Marvel Phase 3, straight after Joss Whedon’s Avengers Assemble sequel in 2015.

“Part of it is because I wanted to make two other movies first,” Wright explained. “I wanted to make World’s End… me and Simon [Pegg] were very keen to make it and it felt like it was unfinished business and we wanted to wrap up the trilogy.

“The script came together really fast. Well not really fast, but it came together at a certain point where it was like ‘I really want to do this next.’ But to be honest, the later I do it, it feels like I could learn more, especially about special effects. It’s a big effects movie, so I’m pleased to go into it having done Scott Pilgrim and The World’s End because you’re always learning more about that side.”

Talking about Ant-Man’s connection to the rest of the Marvel movie world, he added “It’s a way of doing a superhero film within another genre.

“I wanted to tell an origin tale in a slightly different way,” concluded Wright. “It’s part of the Marvel cinematic universe, but it also feels like its own piece.”

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