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Director: Edgar Wright
Writer(s): Edgar Wright
Joe Cornish
Expected Release: July 17, 2015
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Ant-Man is a movie now in early production and is intended to be the twelfth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will launch "Phase 3".


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Production History

Wright and Cornish originally wrote a treatment for Artisan that focused on Scott Lang as a burglar. Artisan, looking for a family-oriented movie, passed on the script. A few years later when Marvel executives Kevin Feige and Ari Arad asked if Wright was interested in writing a script on any of the Marvel titles, Wright offered the Ant-Man script.[1]

In February 2007, Wright reported that the film was on hold while they worked on revising the script. [2]

In March 2008, Wright told Empire magazine that a second draft of the script was being written. Known for being a comedic writer, the director noted that the film would not be overtly comedic, but that it would be "more of a full-on action adventure sci-fi film but with a comedic element,"[3] and that it would not be a spoof. He confirmed that, at that time, the script included both Henry Pym, as the original 1960s character from "Tales to Astonish", and Scott Lang as his 1980s/1990s successor in the Ant-Man role. [3][4]

Wright says the story is very character-driven, and a new twist on an origins story. To influence his writing, he researched nanotechnology. [4]

Since finished wrapped Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Wright said "I can't do two things at once, so [now that Scott Pilgrim is finished] I will return to doing another draft of [Ant-Man]." [5]

Wright revealed to Josh Horowitz that they have already turned in a 3rd draft for the script. [6]

In May, 2012, a "teaser" image of the movie was presented via Twitter by writer and director Edgar Wright. Feige stated as well that the movie was "as close as it’s ever been".[7]

On June 28, 2012, it was revealed that Wright had filmed a Test Reel for the film.[8]

On July 12, 2013, Wright revealed that the film's script is finished. [9]

On August 26, 2013, Wright told Collider that the film will be in pre-production in October and will start filming next year.[10]

On December 19, 2013, Paul Rudd was officially announced to have been cast as 'Ant-Man'.

On January 13, 2014, Michael Douglas was cast as Dr. Hank Pym. It was also confirmed that Paul Rudd would play Scott Lang in the film.[11]

On February 6, 2014, Evangeline Lilly was announced to be in talks to play the female lead in the film. It was also confirmed that Michael Peña had been cast in an unspecified role.[12]


The film will be shot in Fayette County, Georgia.


  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt was considered for the role of Scott Lang/Ant-Man.
  • Jessica Chastain turned down the lead female role due to scheduling conflicts.




  1. Exclusive: Edgar Wright Talks Ant-Man, Edward Douglas, Superhero Hype, 7-26-06
  2. Exclusive: Hot Fuzz Helmer Commences Them Steve Head, IGN, 2-15-07
  3. 3.0 3.1 Exclusive: Edgar Wright Talks Ant Man, 3-10-08
  4. 4.0 4.1 Writer of Ant-Man comicbook movie says it will be in same style as Iron Man David Bentley, The Coventry Telegraph, 6-30-08
  5. Edgar Wright Going Back to Work on Ant-Man After Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  6. 'Ant-Man' Movie Wouldn't Just Be For 'Avengers' Experts, Director Says
  7. [ Edgar Wright Teases Ant-Man With Mysterious Image - Spinoff Online]
  8. Edgar Wright Directing 'Ant-Man' Test Reel (Exclusive)
  9. Edgar Wright: 'Ant-Man script is complete' - video
  10. Edgar Wright Talks THE WORLD’S END, Deleted Scenes, IMAX, 3D, Dwayne Johnson, ANT-MAN, His Sci-Fi Movie COLLIDER, and So Much More
  11. Michael Douglas to Star as Hank Pym in Marvel's Ant-Man
  12. Evangeline Lilly in Talks to Join 'Ant-Man'

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Marvel Cinematic Universe
Phase 1 Iron Man | The Incredible Hulk | Iron Man 2 | Thor | Captain America: The First Avenger | The Avengers
Phase 2 Iron Man 3 | Thor: The Dark World | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Phase 3 Ant-Man | Captain America 3
One-Shots The Consultant | A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer | Item 47 | Agent Carter
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Start a Discussion Discussions about Ant-Man (film)

  • Janet Van Dyne-Pym

    3 messages
    • Sorry. I removed it, becaus it was never confirmed she was playing Wasp, or, for that mattr, Janet Pym. Also, should we add Corey Stoll to ...
    • IMDB should not be trusted. like in wikipedia, people can add unconfirmed/fake info on it. Lily role is unconfirmed, she havent been confirmed...
  • Lang

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    • Thanks. I know you can't see it, but I'm crying about this. Pym is the best.
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