Comic-Con started a renewed surge of interest in Marvel’s Ant-Man after Edgar Wright showed up at the yearly geek gathering with a test reel for the long gestating superhero adaptation. Though fans still weren’t sure if this meant that things were official or not, the film was confirmed in a recent talk with Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito.
In the interview with D’Esposito, he was asked about making Ant-Man a possibility in the next few years should Wright’s schedule be free after he concludes his “Blood and Ice Cream” trilogy with The World’s End.
The Marvel big-wig had this to say:
“That might be an opportunity where we do a third film, depending on his schedule when he finishes “World’s End”. But he’s such a competent filmmaker; the script is in great shape. The test will prove a lot of things on the visual effects front: how do we handle the shrinking, obviously, and the scale issues, because when he’s small he’s a half-inch. So we’re gonna work that out, maybe that’s when we do a third film.”
If timetables were to align, this could put Marvel in the position to include the pint-sized hero in their second generation of films and subsequently, The Avengers 2. What’s clear is that studio heads are now clearly paying attention and were impressed by what Wright has concocted. More than ever this film looks like a possibility.