Edgar Wright, director of the comedy Hot Fuzz, has long been attached to a comedy about Marvel Comic's shrinking superhero, Ant-Man. Speaking to Empire Online about a UK screening of Grindhouse, Wright discussed whether or not Ant-Man might be his next project.
"It could be that. I finished the script and I'm having a meeting about it next week," he said. "But it depends which comes first in the queue basically. I've been working on two at once, and I'm also about to start developing two more scripts, one of which is with Simon [Pegg]. It could be Scott Pilgrim (another comic book adaptation who must slay a girl's evil exes in order to date her) is next or it could be Ant Man, we shall see."
In the comics, Ant-Man is the scientist Dr. Henry Pym, who discovers a formula that allows him to shrink down to insect-size. He also develops a cybernetic helmet which allows him to communicate with, and control, ants. As Ant-Man, Pym becomes a founding member of Marvel's premier super-hero team, The Avengers.
An Avengers movie has been rumored for some time now, with Iron Man director, Jon Favreau, possibly lined up to direct. According to reports, if an Avengers movie does happen, it will exist in the same continuity as the Iron Man, Thor, and The Incredible Hulk movies, and feature the same cast. When talking about the Avengers film, Favreau said that we would need to see the completion of those three films, plus Captain America and Ant-Man before Avengers would move forward.