ByTom Noblett, writer at
Founder of UK short film production company Tomino Pictures
Tom Noblett

My passion for the Ant-Man project had nothing to do with being a fan of the comic. No, my excitement for the project stems from my love of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and also, since I can remember, I've been a fan of Edgar Wright's work. Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End and Scott Pilgrim vs The World. A very impressive film and television record.

Then, as a result of finding out the news of Wright's involvement, I did my homework on [Ant-Man](movie:9048). A man who develops a technology that allows him to primarily shrink/increase in size. It's a fantastically clever, humorous and simple concept for a superhero which is a perfect match for Wright's skills in action and comedy. The perfect project was then made even more perfect with the inclusion of a certain Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, both playing Ant-Man.

Then, sadly, Wright left.

Marvel can redeem their selves, and all they have to do is employ the dynamic duo of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Why?

Before going into why, just because 22 Jump Street is coming out/ is out, doesn't mean that they will be promoting the film heavily. They have Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill for that. It is perfectly reasonable that they could begin production on the film when Marvel want them to. Which is apparently soon.

Now then.

Primarily, they are talented directors who don't have anything to direct (that has been announced anyway) they have some producer gigs in the pipeline, but nothing in the way of direction. This puts them in good stead to at least be considered.

Aside from their apparent availability, they are extremely funny men, who love to make extremely funny films. Ant-Man has always been totted to be a comedic superhero adventure.

They are gifted when it comes to working with action sequences. The action sequences in not only the Jump Street series of films but also the Lego Movie, show that they are more than capable of devising an ingenious action sequence, which is clearly what Ant-Man needs.

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If the test footage that Wright shot showed anything, it was that the transition from live action to animation needed to be seamless, and also, due to the character having the ability to change size at any point, it adds a whole new element to movie action/fight scenes. Something that I believe, Lord and Miller are capable of tackling, and playing on.

I may be mad in thinking this, and there are probably points that I haven't made which would suggest why they should direct the film, and if so, let me know. Likewise if you disagree.


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