The Guardians of the Galaxy isn't the only new Marvel project to be making news today. The long awaited Ant-Man movie is moving forward and we've got the details.
With news that Guardians of the Galaxy would be taking the coveted May 16th, 2014 Marvel release date, many are wondering what that means for the long in development Ant-Man movie. The project was originally announced along with the original Iron Man movie and The Incredible Hulk but was soon sidelined for a little movie called The Avengers. Writer director Edgar Wright has been hard at work on other projects, including 2010's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, but has been perfecting the script he wrote with Joe Cornish along the way. It was rumored that production would begin on Ant-Man this fall, but it was soon discovered that the film he would be working on instead would be The World's End, a comedy that reteams him with his Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
So what does all this mean for Ant-Man? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wright has recently wrapped production on a test reel for the film. For those of you unfamiliar, a test reel is a sort of proof of concept short for a studio. A way for them to see how a film will look before they give it a greenlight. This is especially important for high-budget, CGI intensive films like Ant-Man. Director Zack Snyder created one for 300 in order to get a greenlight from Warner Bros. If the studio likes what they see, perhaps we'll see Ant-Man hit the big screen in 2015 ahead of The Avengers sequel just in time for Ant-Man to join the team? After all, Ant-Man was a founding member of The Avengers in the comics and a lot of fans were disappointed not to see him in the blockbuster film. Those of you unfamilar with Ant-Man, he is a scientist named Hank Pym who develops a way to alter his size and uses a helmet to control armies of ants.
Are you excited to see Ant-Man making some headway toward the big screen or do you think there are more deserving Marvel heroes to get their own films? Let us know in the comments and be sure to subscribe to ClevverMovies to stay in the know on all things movies. I'm Miriam Isa, thanks for watching.