Heat Vision is reporting Edgar Wright took time off in June from prepping The World’s End (with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) to shoot an Ant-Man test reel. According to the report, Wright shot footage for a week that will be used to test the look of the film and how the character’s powers will be portrayed on the big-screen. Zach Snyder did a similar shoot for 300 (and we all know how that worked out). Wright will eventually direct the Joe Cornish scripted hero film, but for now it looks like we will have to wait. Marvel is expected to make some noise at this year’s Comic-Con, and a timeline for the Ant-Man film could be part of the presentation. Here is more on the character:
Biophysicist and Security Operations Center expert Dr. Henry ‘Hank’ Pym decided to become a superhero after discovering a chemical substance that would allow the user to alter his size. Armed with a helmet that could control ants, Pym would shrink down to the size of an insect to become the mystery-solving Ant-Man. He soon shared his discovery with his girlfriend, Janet Van Dyne, who became his crime-fighting partner as the Wasp. The duo would become founding members of the Avengers, fighting recurring enemies such as the mad scientist Egghead, the mutant Whirlwind, and Pym’s own robotic creation Ultron.
The mantle of Ant-Man has been honored by many different people for long periods of time, but the most prominent of these is the first, Dr. Henry Pym. As the original inventor of Pym Particles and the Ant-communicating helmet and founding member of the Avengers, Hank set the standard for heroes who came after him to follow. Most recognized was Scott Lang, a former small-time criminal who stole the suit, helmet, and Pym Particles for noble intentions. Scott served as Ant-Man for quite a while, even joining the Avengers and Fantastic Four, but was killed during Scarlett Witch’s violent actions against her team. Briefly, Scott’s daughter, Cassandra Lang, took the name, but later became Stature. Later, Chris McCarthy and Eric O’Grady were agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., who stole the newest version of the Ant-Man suite from the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. After the death of McCarthy, O’Grady took-up the mantle and continues to this day. While O’Grady doesn’t seem to be the heroic type, he has shown true courage, even joining Steve Rogers’ Secret Avengers.
Source : Heat Vision