We Might Not See Ant-Man Film Anytime Soon

I’m incredibly torn by the news that director Edgar Wright is going to start production this September on his next film The World’s End. I’m torn because A.) That doesn’t sound like Ant-Man to me. And B.) because it’s the third movie in the unofficial trilogy after Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, two amazingly brilliant movies that are counted among the few movies I’ll pop in the DVD player to watch over and over again. Not very many movies hold up to excessive repeat viewing, but those two definitely do. As do their commentaries!

And according to Deadline, The World’s End will once again be co-written by Simon Pegg, and will also star Pegg and Nick Frost, the stars of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. So the recipe is in place for The World’s End to be another amazingly brilliant film!

Damn your handsomeness, Edgar Wright!

But Wright is supposed to be working on Ant-Man! How does the $207 million opening weekend for The Avengers not light a fire under everyone’s butt to get Ant-Man into production? If you can’t tell, I’m very excited about Ant-Man.

Anyway, let us not discount the great news that we’re going to get a third film by Wright, Pegg and Frost. The World’s End is expected to be released in 2013. Here’s the description, which sounds pretty epic:

Twenty years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on May 10, 2012, in Marvel, Movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The earliest we were going to see Ant-Man was 2014 anyway. Marvel already has 2 movies slated for 2013, and they’ve made it pretty clear that they’re not interested in more than 2 movies in a year. Plus they’ve been planning these things pretty far in advance to get all the stories coordinated. So I think they are working on Ant-Man, but I think they are working on it for a 2014 release. I expect we’ll hear more from SDCC.

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