Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright gave an interview to BoxOffice.com and provided an update on the status of Marvel’s Ant-Man film:
I’ve heard conflicting reports: that you’re making Ant-Man naturalistic and that you’re making it a comedy…
“I haven’t actually started the second draft yet–I’m not going to be able to until this film [Scott Pilgrim] is out–but what we wrote for the first draft, and what Marvel really liked, is that it’s funny, but it’s a genre film. It’s about the level of comedy that Iron Man has. The idea is to make a high-concept genre film where it’s within another genre. His suit and its power is the big gadget and it takes place in the real world. I just wanted to do something that was slightly different than the superhero origin film. I felt that between that and the various mad scientist, crazy doctor films that we’ve all seen, this would be a way into an origin that was slightly different. I’m not really a multi-tasker–I haven’t done anything since Marvel liked our first draft.”
Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World hits theaters on August 13, 2010.