Ant-Man might be in theaters as soon as 2014

For some reason, and despite the test footage Edgar Wright presented at Comic Con, it still feels (to me, at least) like Ant-Man is still only rumored to be happening. But that feeling is finally shifting now that it's possible that the movie might start shooting as soon as Thor 2: The Dark World is done. Production on that begins next month, which is but a day away, so it's actually true! Ant-Man is coming! I'm finally convinced! No idea why it took so long!

The news comes from Latino Review, which has been so accurate about its Marvel news that Marvel actually threatens them. According to the site, Wright is apparently rushing to get the third movie of his "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy, The World's End, into production in London so he can transition right into Ant-Man as soon as Thor 2 is finished shooting next spring or summer. This means that 2014 will be what the kids call a "bigass year" for Marvel, giving us Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy in addition to Ant-Man, all in the same year.

All that awesome news, and still nothing about who will be playing Ant-Man himself, Dr. Henry Pym, or if Janet van Dyne (aka the Wasp) will be part of this story. But more importantly: How will Ant-Man, a founding member of the Avengers along with the Wasp, figure into the sequel to The Avengers? So much Marvel goodness, so many questions!

Marvel expected to release Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' in 2014 [Geeks of Doom]


  1. One day I hope someone in Hollywood will discover Mike Baron’s “The Badger”.  One of the greatest superheros ever to come out of Madison. (ok.. the only one)

    “The Badger, in a nutshell, is that he’s crazy. And not darkly tortured and disturbed like some versions of Batman, but just plain nuts. The short version is that, after a traumatic childhood, Norbert Sykes was taken as a P.O.W. in Vietnam. While imprisoned and starved, he began to eat roaches, until eventually the roaches started willingly presenting themselves to him to be eaten. It wasn’t too long after this that God appeared to him–and God was a giant badger named Myrtle.”

    1. No Donald, all I hear is the pure joy my futureself will be experiencing as Dr. Henry Pym takes the screen, builds Ultron, who then turns against his master and the Avengers and presages the rise of my favorite comic hero, the Vision.

      1. I wish you and your fellow Ant-Man fan all the joy and wonder you can muster in 2014.

  2. I never could understand the reason for Ant-Man’s existence. The only good thing he ever did in the Avengers was to create the serum that turned Hawkeye (another dubious character lacking in superpowers and charisma) into Goliath, a barely tolerable lunk.

    EDIT: mea culpa, I forgot that he invented the Vision, who I quite liked. Thanks for pointing that out, Ramone.

  3. Is this where we complain about a movie that hasn’t even been filmed yet? I hate it. Not enough hobbits.

  4. I have to wonder, given the subject matter, why they need to have it a live-action pic. CGI is so good these days, do a CGI cartoon and save on salaries (and headaches).

  5. Too true that Ant-Man was never the top tier when it came to super heroes, but if handled right it could be a good movie. It’ll definitely be something that foreshadows the Avengers coming together again.

  6.  I’m all for giving less popular and more obscure superheroes a *ahem* fighting chance on the big screen.  I wasn’t terribly aware of Henry Pym as much more than a secondary character back when I read comics, but as long as they have a solid script, I’m interested in seeing what can be done with it.

    Mostly because I have a laundry list of characters that I want to see properly adapted for film at some point in my lifetime.

    Grendel.  Madman.  The Flaming Carrot.  Please?

  7. Think of Ant Man as a gateway to much larger things.  Sure his concept is a bit silly; but that fuels a lot of his inferiority issues and he tends to create overly ambitious science projects that go horribly wrong.  Makes for great cinema, that. 

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