Moviehole talked to Hot Fuzz co-writer/director Edgar Wright, who spoke briefly about Ant-Man. Here are several clips:
Obviously I can’t interview anyone that’s got shrinking serum, [but] in terms of who the characters are though â€“ yeah. Nanotechnology and all that. We have done a bit of research on it, yeah â€“ and will continue to do so. It’s great. It’s really fascinating.
Were you a fan of the “Ant-Man” stuff?
I did read a bit of “The Avengers” as a kid, and I especially liked the Scott Lang character â€“ by David Michelinie and John Byrne – and, of course, the imagery. I think “Ant Man” is one of those characters that the writers got bored with after about ten or fifteen issues so they’d go “What do we do now? â€“ Hey, lets make him Giant-Man!” Then he became Yellowjacketâ€¦ and the character changedâ€¦ its interesting, he seems sort of like the run-of-the-litter in the comics world, and that’s exactly what appeals to me [about it]. On top of that, the visuals of him could be absolutely extraordinary. I really like the idea of doing an action film with a miniature element to it. Most ‘Shrinking’ films are about people being scared of Shrinking â€“ “Incredible Shrinking Man”, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” â€“ this is a film about how ‘Cool’ it would be to have that power, ya know?
Where’s it at at the moment?
It’s very early days; thatâ€™s something that I was involved with even before “Shaun of the Dead.”
Visit the link above for the full interview!