, the 39-year-old British filmmaker behind the 'Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy' (consisting of Shaun of the Dead , Hot Fuzz and The World's End) and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, sat down with IGN to talk about his newest project which has Marvel fans everywhere abuzz with excitement: Ant-Man.
Asked at first if he thinks the upcoming superhero flick will be a kind of 'test' for Marvel's brand, Wright responded:
I've known Kevin Feige for years and in that time I've always had this treatment, which is now becoming a movie. So the idea has never really wavered. And I think what me and Joe [Cornish] wrote, and what the people who have read it say, is that it really feels like a great Marvel yarn. And that was sort of the intention, but you will definitely also still see my stamp on it. The nice thing about doing one of these things is that I loved the comics growing up. So if I was making a Marvel movie, I would want it to feel like a Marvel comic.
Wright was also asked if the final version of the movie would more or less correspond with the test footage we were shown at Comic Con this year. His answer?
It's definitely a good idea of where it's going.
And when approached on the subject of casting for the movie (which has been scheduled to be over before the year ends), and whether there were any specific considerations involving the process, Wright said:
You'll see when you see the movie that we've definitely written interesting takes on different characters.
At that moment, added that the film will feature 'three to four main characters.' Edgar Wright explained:
Of course you need great actors, and I think that's actually what they've done so far in their casting is actually kind of been to cast surprising actors- They haven't gone for the most obvious people. I think from the first movie onwards. People forget that back in 2007 that was a gamble for them. Now when he's the biggest star on the planet nobody remembers that. But it's a great way to start and they've sort of continued with that casting throughout in terms of casting great people, and interesting people, and people you wouldn't expect.
Rumors on the internet have suggested actors , and as leading candidates to land the main roles. You can read the rest of the IGN interview (which actually deals more about Wright's recent The World's End than Ant-Man) right here.
Ant-Man is set to premiere on July 31st, 2015.
Via Comic Book Movie.