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For a while now we've been hearing rumblings that Edgar Wright ('Shaun of the Dead,' 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World') would be throwing his hat into the spandex superhero ring by helming 'Ant-Man' for Marvel. While many of us were intrigued by this prospect, it had been quite a while since this news had broken and nothing appeared to be moving. Now it seems Wright has taken the first concrete steps toward making 'Ant-Man' a reality. He has just completed a test reel of footage of the hero. Ant-Man is scientist Dr. Hank Pym who discovered a way to alter his size and control armies of ants. He was also one of the founding members of The Avengers. Wright apparently co-wrote the script for 'Ant-Man' several years ago with Joe Cornish ('Attack the Block'). The test footage is meant to examine how Ant-Man's powers and the tone of the project will come across through the camera (i.e. on screen).
This is both exciting news and potentially another tremendous tease. We know 'Ant-Man' won't be Wright's next movie, as he is currently working on 'The World's End' with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Therefore, even though he's shot some footage, it could still be quite a while before we see 'Ant-Man.' He put the test reel together in under a week in mid-June? Hmm, think maybe Comic-Con might have been a motivation? Perhaps Marvel is planning to use this reel to test fan reaction at Con before moving forward again with the film. Or, perhaps they are putting together a stinger to follow a bigger upcoming Marvel hero release and further tease us with 'Ant-Man.' Given that this project has been in the works since the mid-2000s, I guess what I'm saying is I'll believe it when I see it.
What do you guys think? Does the shooting of this test footage mean Marvel is definitely moving forward with 'Ant-Man?' Will we ever see this movie?