Tag Archives: scott pilgrim

Comic Book Movie Update: Ant Man will be more “secret agent” than “super-hero”

17 Aug

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, screen writer / director Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs the World) revealed some of his plans for the upcoming Ant Man film. “It’s essentially a high-tech spy heist film with somebody with a very particular power,” says Wright. “I think it’d be great to do a shrinking film about a bad-ass secret agent.”

I don’t know about you butNo costume or shiny helmet for Ant Man? I get nervous when film creators drop hints about how much they intend to deviate from the source material so early in the film’s development. (Wright says he has a first draft of the screenplay and will soon be working on a second.) Bad enough that it looks like Ant Man will be excluded from the upcoming Avengers starting line-up, even though he was a charter member in the comic book. (Hank Pym has always been a core team member, whether as Ant Man, Giant Man or Yellowjacket.)

Does Ant Man as a “secret agent” mean no costume, no helmet, no army of ants … no Wasp?

What’s the point of taking a beloved comic book character, promising an adaptation in a feature film but then changing him beyond recognition? Is anyone else having Catwoman feeling of déjà vu?