Jon Favreau gave new hopes to fans of Marvel's Ant-Man that the shrinking hero will be a part of The Avengers, even though Edgar Wright's take on the character hasn't even been put on Marvel's official schedule yet. Favreau told USA Today that while the line-up of the Avengers has changed throughout the years of the comic "the ones Marvel is talking about now are Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and Iron Man. I would love to see that."

Favreau had previously indicated that Marvel planned to do the solo films for each hero before teaming them up for The Avengers, but with Edgar Wright busy with ScottPilgrim, the script for Ant-Man may not even be ready until mid-2009.

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Does this mean that Ant-Man may proceed without Wright? Or maybe Marvel is willing to let the character appear in The Avengers before getting his own movie. Keep reading MovieWeb and SuperheroFlix for more information as it becomes available.