As Edgar says – what can it mean? And will it star Nathan Fillion, more to the point? In this post-“Avengers“ filmic world, the hot topic is how Marvel Studios intend to follow-up on the ludicrous, record-slaying success of the first movie.
We have a sequel to “Iron Man” and “Thor” due in 2013 and “Captain America“ in 2014 – the very earliest that we might expect to see an “Avengers” follow-up is 2015 and if Edgar’s cryptic Tweet is to be taken at absolute face value, his much-ballyhooed “Ant Man“ movie might be nearer to being green-lit than previously thought. Which would give us another suitable member of the “Avengers” squad to cheer on in a couple of years, all being well.
Who is Ant Man? Marvel Wiki is your friend…
He’s not a character devoid of controversy – but I would expect that kind of thing to be RetConned out of any filmic incarnation. It’s okay for Tony Stark to have some alcohol intake problems if they serve the plot – but nobody really wants to see the next “Iron Man” play like an indirect sequel to “Leaving Las Vegas“, do they? And I kind of doubt that Marvel are going to spend any of those “Avengers” takings on shooting a film where the lead character beats up his significant heroine other.
Edgar Wright? A script by Joe Cornish? Crazy special effects and visual imagination running riot from one of the most exciting filmmakers of his generation? Can I give you the ticket money now or do I have to wait on a list?