Speaking to MTV, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige confirmed that not only would Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish’s Astonishing Ant-Man (if it’s still called that) be part of Marvel Phase 3 – ie, following on from Joss Whedon’s Avengers Assemble sequel – but it will be like nothing you’ve seen in a Marvel movie before.
“Ant-Man is definitely part of Phase Three,” Feige confirmed.
“Like Iron Man 3, it’s certainly set in the Marvel Universe, but it’s also through the lens of Edgar Wright — which is the only reason we’re making the movie…It’s very much an Ant-Man origin movie from the perspective of Edgar Wright and his co-writer Joe Cornish. It will of course be firmly planted in the MCU, but a different corner than we’ve seen before.”
Feige also confirmed that the studio are still sniffing around Doctor Strange, saying, “Doctor Strange, which I’ve been talking about for years, is definitely one of them..
“He’s a great, original character, and he checks the box off this criteria that I have: he’s totally different from anything else we have, just like Guardians Of The Galaxy. He’s totally different from anything we’ve done before, as is Ant-Man, which keeps us excited.”
Ant-Man is set for release 6 November 2015. Pick up The Edgar Wright Blu-ray box-set containing Scott Pilgrim, Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, for £14.99 from Amazon.co.uk.