And while Wright has primarily become known for his comedy films like “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz,” the filmmaker insists that “Ant-Man” will not be a comedic send-up of other superhero films.
“What we wrote for the first draft, and what Marvel really liked, is that it’s funny,” Wright told Box Office Magazine. “But it’s a genre film. It’s about the level of comedy that ’Iron Man’ has. The idea is to make a high-concept genre film where it’s within another genre.”
Wright also expanded upon his desire to keep the story more grounded, with a more alternative approach than traditional superhero films.
“His suit and its power is the big gadget and it takes place in the real world,” continued Wright. “I just wanted to do something that was slightly different than the superhero origin film. I felt that between that and the various mad scientist, crazy doctor films that we’ve all seen, this would be a way into an origin that was slightly different. I’m not really a multi-tasker — I haven’t done anything since Marvel liked our first draft.”
Earlier this month, Wright told MTV News that he would write another draft of “Ant-Man” following the end of his “Scott Pilgrim” obligations.
“Once I finish [’Scott Pilgrim’] and collapse for at least a month, I’m going to get back into writing it,” he said. “I wrote a draft before ’Scott Pilgrim’ and my second draft is very much overdue to Marvel.”
Marvel Studios has also hinted that “Ant-Man” will most likely follow “The Avengers” if the project goes forward.
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