According to Devin at CHUD.com (one of, if not the best movie news site on the internet*) dropped Edgar Wright an email after news of Pixar wanting to tackle Ant-Man came out last week. Here’s the quote:
“I am still attached to Ant Man and indeed am still working on a second draft with Joe Cornish. That had to take a back seat while I worked on Scott Pilgrim, but am keen to get back into it once I get into post.
I just spoke to Kevin Feige for the first time since I wrapped and we are meeting this week to discuss the next phase. It’s been something that I have worked on for over five years on and off. There’s even a treatment I wrote that dates even further back than that.
It’s true that the character is not considered one of the Marvel brand leaders and that is precisely what excites me about it. I want to make a film inside the Marvel Universe that is something a little different; a genre film within the superhero genre so to speak.
The news that Pixar is involved is not wholly accurate and a little premature to comment on. I love Pixar’s work more than anyone and indeed would love to collaborate with them.
I’m not sure though that they would want to do a ‘shrinking’ film as a Pixar animation – since Toy Story and A Bug’s Life already cover this territory to some extent. Am guessing that someone just speculated on the ‘bug’ angle and tried to put two and two together.
My spin on Ant Man is very different than a straight superhero origin – and very much live action.
At some point in this century, I intend to stop talking about it and make the damn thing.”
So there you have it. I’m more interested in Wright doing a Superhero story than any other auteur right now because he’s very much an original in the field.
*Also home to one of the better Lost forums – they actually intelligentally discuss things there**.