Edgar Wright on Directing Ant-Man

Moviehole talked to Hot Fuzz co-writer/director Edgar Wright, who spoke briefly about Ant-Man. Here are several clips:

Researching “Ant-Man”?

Obviously I can’t interview anyone that’s got shrinking serum, [but] in terms of who the characters are though – yeah. Nanotechnology and all that. We have done a bit of research on it, yeah – 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 – 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? – Hey, lets make him Giant-Man!” Then he became Yellowjacket… and the character changed… 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 – “Incredible Shrinking Man”, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” – 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; that’s something that I was involved with even before “Shaun of the Dead.”

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Source: Moviehole