I know we were joking about the mighty ant and his amazing strength earlier this week. Apparently we were on to something.
Edgar Wright is planning to direct an action movie based on the marvel comic Ant-Man, which is going to be released in 2012.
On February 9, 2010 Stan "The Man" Lee, the co-creator of Ant-Man, met with Wright for lunch, and Lee proudly recapped on his Twitter feed with two intriguing tweets: "To make up for my previous grievous error, here's a little item that may have escaped you. Marvel is prepping a movie starring-- Ant Man!" and "I had lunch with the cool, young director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) and, as you'd imagine, we had fun discussing the tiny hero."
On February 11, 2010, Edgar Wright told MTV News, "Because that character isn't one of their biggest properties, it’s not like a tent pole deadline. It’s more like me and Kevin Feige saying, 'Let's make a really good script.' We've always agreed on that — 'Lets make a good script that works, that’s all about a great genre film, and that isn’t necessarily relying on anything else.'"
The story of Ant-Man started when Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym uses his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects. Through further research he invented the various methods for someone to reduce their size and assume the identity of Ant-Man, armed with a helmet that can control ants.
I don't know if this is going to be any good. It is suppose to be more action and less of a comedy as in the case of the fantastic four, but be honest, a tiny ant man runny up a gangsters nose... Comedy!
Is being tiny and controlling ants really that useful? But then again, I didn't read this comic. Maybe Ant-Man can save us from the 2012 doomsday. :-P
Would you watch this?