It seems with [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035) on the horizon, most of us have set [Ant-Man](movie:9048) on the back burner. We got a trailer, but compared to the Avengers trailer it was lackluster. It seems Marvel is holding Ant-Man close to their chest as they wait for the success of Age of Ultron. So, what news is floating around out there about the Ant-Man?
In a recent interview done by Comic Book Resources it gives us a little insight into what the film morphed into after Edgar Wrights departure last year. A lot of us Edgar Wright fans were upset that he left the film but there is still a high hope for Ant-Man. Here is what Bobby Cannavale who plays Paxton in Ant-Man had to say about the direction they are taking,
The actual work, the scenes with me and Paul Rudd, and Judy Greer and Michael Pena, felt like an indie film. It felt like fun. Peyton Reed [and the studio], they weren't mercurial about the script. They weren't mercurial about the humor, at all. They let us be in charge of that. We improvised a lot. Judy Greer's very funny. Paul's very funny, he's a great improviser.
The rewrite of the script that Paul did with McKay, and I've worked with McKay before, lent itself to that. You could see that there's a funny scene and we could actually riff off of that, and that felt impressive to me in this big huge blockbuster film. It made me feel kind of good, that it felt like Marvel was going for something different. It didn't feel like Thor. It felt more like Guardians of the Galaxy, which I really enjoyed and I thought brought a certain levity to a superhero movie that I had never seen before.
So this movie seems to be heading in the more goofy [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073) direction. It is also nice to see that they allowed for improvisation from the actors which in most cases, ends up being good. I for one hope they highlight some of this humor/improvisation in their next trailer. We don't have to pretend this movie is going to be the next Iron Man, we don't need a new Iron Man. What we need is a lighthearted comedy/heist that takes us all on a fun journey. Hopefully Marvel/Disney will be able to accomplish that.