Ant Man director Edgar Wright talks about how his movie will stand out

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The year of 2015 will be a ridiculously crowded year when it comes to blockbusters and genre movies. From Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman vs. Superman to Independence Day 2, Star Wars: Episode VII, Jurassic World and more, there is almost too much and something is bound to get overlooked. Another movie that comes out in 2015 is Edgar Wright’s long awaited Marvel Studios film and the Ant Man director feels he has a way to make his movie stand out in the crowded year.

“I always liked that comic and I always thought it would be an interesting thing to see in live-action,” Wright said. “I think a lot of people who maybe don’t know the character sort of see that test and go, ‘Oh, right, I get it. It’s like an action film,’ so that’s the idea. I think people will be surprised by what kind of movie it is, and so in that respect it’s something that I know is going to stand out because it’s got a very different story and is a very different [film].”

Now, I don’t see how that will make Ant-Man stand out, unless Wright is saying that Ant-Man is more of an action movie than a giant blockbuster, but I still think it is a movie that people might pass over if they are blockbustered out by the end of summer.

I hope I am wrong.

Edgar Wright is one of the best directors working in movies today and I am very excited to see what he brings to the Marvel franchise. However, I am also fearful of the movie as well because of certain fans. If Shane Black proved anything, it was that a writer-director with an almost spotless record and a ton of fans will see people turn on him if he doesn’t copy and paste directly from the comic books.

Wright is someone who is faithful and respectful to the genre, but always brings something unique and I am afraid that most hardcore comic fans will ignore how great his movies are and crap on him if he changes anything they don’t want changed (like using Scott Lang as Ant-Man instead of Hank Pym).

Regardless of what he uses in the movie, I am excited and feel if people watch these movies as they should be watched – as a good or bad movie regardless of expectations – this might be one of the biggest surprises of 2015 for those unaware of the Ant Man director’s talent.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

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Shawn S. Lealos
Shawn is a film critic with over 25 years of experience in print and online media. He is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle and loves everything from critically acclaimed movies to B-level action flicks.
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