After years of production delays, Edgar Wright is finally moving full steam ahead with Ant-Man, his upcoming superhero flick for Marvel Studios (arriving in theaters on July 17, 2015). The film stars Paul Rudd in the title role as Scott Lang, with Michael Douglas as Hank Pym (the original Ant-Man) and Evangeline Lilly in the female lead (which we’re hoping is Janet van Dyne AKA Wasp). Today, we have a few more names to add to the production, though they might not be as exciting as the casting choices were.
Wright has announced that he’ll be reuniting with his two friends, Bill Pope and Steven Price, for the film. Pope and Price served as director of photography and composer, respectively, on The World’s End, which was both beautifully shot and had a great soundtrack. So, it looks like Ant-Man is in good hands.
To date, each Marvel film has had its own visual flare and nuances that help set it apart, and with Wright behind the camera, Ant-Man could just be one of their most unique efforts yet. As long as the studio lets him take full control of this movie (which, by all accounts, it appears they have), he’ll be able to bring his signature style to the table and make something fun for the fans. After all, Wright’s a fan himself, so he’s the perfect man for the job when it comes to bringing the miniature Avenger to life.
Are you excited for Ant-Man? How would you rank that excitement when looking at the rest of Marvel’s current lineup (especially now that we may know what the rest of Phase 3 looks like). Sound off in the comments!