Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has finally spoken to moviegoers about the progress of Ant-Man now that the production of the movie is back on track for the studio to release the movie next year after their potentially huge blockbuster bang Avengers: Age of Ultron. It seems everyone was up in arms over the fact that Edgar Wright, who fans had become insanely fond of, was now parting ways with the project over creative differences after being attached to the project for more than 8 years. Here's what Feige had to say:
Ant-Man is still going to come out on 17 July , we start filming this August. Edgar Wright, who I've known for many years, who wrote the draft with Joe Cornish - much of the movie will still be based very much on that draft and the DNA of what Edgar has created up to this point, but Peyton Reed has stepped in [to direct].
So it looks as though we'll still be getting an Edgar Wright film after all! It seems as though the rewrites for the film's continuation towards production is progressing on as well, if not better than it was only a few short weeks ago. Feige went on later to add:
Adam McKay, a very good writer is reworking parts of the script - not the entirety of the script, but some of it - and it's going to, we believe, come to life in the best version of Ant-Man that we could possibly make. Again, Ant-Man is a very important character for us. We like that people don't necessarily know what it is, we like that it sounds sort of strange when you first hear the notion of Ant-Man, or a hero that can shrink, but he's a very key Marvel character: he's a key Avenger.
For those who don't remember, when Marvel Studios announced Iron Man, people endlessly believed it was going to be one of the biggest superhero flops we've ever seen: a practically unknown superhero who has a suit made of metal. After the first trailer hit, nobody was laughing at the studio. Some similar things have happened with Ant-Man: we laughed endlessly at the thought of an Ant-Man movie, yet suddenly when the minute-long preview hit at last year's comic-con, everyone was buzzing and everyone was VERY excited.
What do you think? Is Ant-Man going to flop or blow our minds?