Edgar Wright's Ant-Man movie test footage finally revealed!

Watch it here.

It worked for me at least in terms of special effects.

I dug it. Seems to be a good way to portray the guy in a manner that audiences might find entertaining without going "Ant-Man? What, are they running out of ideas?"

Oh, it's the superhero. I was hoping it would be a remake of Mant, the movie-in-a-movie from Matinee.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

Oh, it's the superhero. I was hoping it would be a remake of Mant, the movie-in-a-movie from Matinee.

Watch it again and see if you can spot Naomi Watts in it.

Embedded video on the link is down?

says, "Sorry, this video does not exist"

EvilShawnAndrich wrote:

Embedded video on the link is down?

says, "Sorry, this video does not exist"

Seem's they're taking it down from every site;

found this version, very pixelated but it gives you a good idea.

http://theblemish.com/2013/03/edgar-...

What was the point of that fight? Couldn't he just sneak past them in his tiny size?

I am so goddam sick of Marvel movies, I'm really annoyed that they're roping me into this one by putting Edgar Wright in charge.

Hobbes2099 wrote:
EvilShawnAndrich wrote:

Embedded video on the link is down?

says, "Sorry, this video does not exist"

Seem's they're taking it down from every site;

found this version, very pixelated but it gives you a good idea.

http://theblemish.com/2013/03/edgar-...

That one appears to be down now too. This one is still up.

Not sure if this is the most recent thread about this upcoming movie but it was all that snowed up when I searched for "ant man"

Anyway, news!

Michael Douglas Cast In 'Ant-Man' As Hank Pym

Man, Michael Douglas is such a weird actor. I'm still amazed he is capable of carrying a role in things.

I read this too. I love Michael Douglas. He seems to play similar roles in all of his movies as of late, but still, I think his inclusion will garner interesting results. Love the man.

I actually met him in the Savannah College of Art & Design Film Festival back in 2007 or 08 I think. He´s great, polite, a class act.

Isn't he a bit old to be playing a superhero?

kexx wrote:

He seems to play similar roles in all of his movies as of late, but still, I think his inclusion will garner interesting results.

I think this is funny since his last role was that HBO movie where he was Liberace. Not to say you are wrong, I just never thought of Hank Pym that way.

Nevin73 wrote:

Isn't he a bit old to be playing a superhero?

Paul Rudd's playing Scott Lang, Ant-Man II, so he's probably going to be the main focus.

Yes, good observation, hahahaha. OK, before Liberace, it seemed to me he always played rich, powerful man.

Also, yeah, although he´s playing Hank Pym, it´s a nod to the character I think, and will be a scientist. Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang, who will be our actual superhero during the movie.

Yeah, that's what I understand. Hank Pym will be the scientist and maybe a helping voice to Scott Lang. I wouldn't be surprised if they just cut the original Ant Man stuff out entirely since superheroes are a new thing in the MMU.

Edgar Wright Leaves Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

[quote]Edgar Wright has left "Ant-Man," this according to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit. Starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, the Marvel movie is set for release on July 17, 2015.

Wright and Marvel released a statement about the decision to The Hollywood Reporter:

Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on 'Ant-Man' due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.

Wright has been working on "Ant-Man" in some capacity since 2006. The character has ties to The Avengers in the comic books, and it's expected that Ant-Man will play a larger role in "Marvel's The Avengers 3" whenever that film comes out. Wright spoke to HuffPost Entertainment about the film last year, explaining that his hope was to make "Ant-Man" more of a standalone feature.

Edgar Wright Leaves Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

Edgar Wright has left "Ant-Man," this according to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit. Starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, the Marvel movie is set for release on July 17, 2015.

Wright and Marvel released a statement about the decision to The Hollywood Reporter:

Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on 'Ant-Man' due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.

Wright has been working on "Ant-Man" in some capacity since 2006. The character has ties to The Avengers in the comic books, and it's expected that Ant-Man will play a larger role in "Marvel's The Avengers 3" whenever that film comes out. Wright spoke to HuffPost Entertainment about the film last year, explaining that his hope was to make "Ant-Man" more of a standalone feature.

What is the best way to utterly kill any interest at all I have in a movie, Alex?

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

What is the best way to utterly kill any interest at all I have in a movie, Alex?

That is... correct.

/tantrum

Latino Review has a report that:

About 3 months ago, Marvel had notes. The meat of the notes were about the core morality of the piece, must include franchise characters. etc., These notes came from the big four at Marvel. Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright did two drafts to try and answer the notes without compromising their vision.

6 weeks ago Marvel took the script off them and gave the writing assignment to two very low credit writers. One of the writers were from Marvel's in house writing team. Edgar stayed cool, agreed to stay on the project, and read the draft.

The script came in this week and was completely undone. Poorer, homogenized, and not Edgar's vision. Edgar met with Marvel on Friday to formally exit and the announcement went out directly after.

Edgar & Joe were upset by the sudden, out of nowhere lack of faith in them as filmmakers. Fiege had always batted for them but this felt like it came from the higher ups.

Where does this leave the cast? Well, it is believed they don't have the option to walk like Edgar did.

Joss Whedon has posted this on twitter:

IMAGE(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoZbl-wCEAAswG7.jpg)

I have no idea what's in his hand.

It's a Cornetto ice cream cone.

Classy Mr Whedon.

If this movie tanks, there'll be speculation for years on 'what might have been.'

Ant-Man (and Phase 3 in general) seems to be moving into the weirder Marvel characters. This is generally a good thing, but it does mean that these films are going to be scrutinized much more closely than another Iron Man film.

I discovered this weekend that evidently they're still using Wright's script, and the conflict was more in how Edgar Wright films (in particular, only using as much film as he needs with fewer takes rather than having a sh*t ton of recorded footage for editors to work with) than anything else. They'll still be using some of his footage that he has recorded.

It's a shame, but if the script is still Wright's, then I'll still enjoy it I imagine.

ccesarano wrote:

I discovered this weekend that evidently they're still using Wright's script, and the conflict was more in how Edgar Wright films (in particular, only using as much film as he needs with fewer takes rather than having a sh*t ton of recorded footage for editors to work with) than anything else. They'll still be using some of his footage that he has recorded.

That seems like a small thing to fire/force out a director over.

Show me the Marvel execs who didn't want that Shaun of the Dead / Scott Pilgrim magic for their brand. Heathens.

I LOVED the direction of Scott Pilgrim. I need to see it again soon.

They don't like it because it gives the bigwigs fewer options in the editing suite, and essentially locks then in to the original script.

Whole scenes are created in the editing suite (with CGI) because since executive thought it needed another action sequence. This is why do many films have technically impressive but semantically empty CGI wankfest scenes that don't really relate to anything else in the story.

I'm hoping that the backlash will make them reconsider. I've definitely found the phase 2 Marvel films blander and less distinctive than the phase 1 films, and the major difference is that they've had less powerful directors, leaving the executives calling lots of artistic shots