Monday, 2 March 2009


it was quite a while ago when i was just nosing around wikipedia, curiously glancing across proposed Marvel Studios films, that i came across a superhero flick that surprised me. Marvel were now handling a bunch of films indepently to try and please the fans, the devotees and audiences, an attempt to stay true to the source material and also turn a mammoth profit.

Sure there were some obvious characters lined up to take their turn in the spotlight, Captain America and The Incredible Hulk being obvious choices for big screen adaptions, while the lesser known Iron Man has certainly proved himself worthy of the silver screen and has since become just as recognisable to the wider world as many of comics' other crossover successes.

And with Iron Man and Incredible Hulk paving the way for Marvels independent venture and also pointing towards an ensemble Avengers movie, it also seems that they have a curveball lined up.


seriously, that really is an awe-inspiring name! i know nothing of the character, his origins, his powers, his alter-ego, nothing. a little online digging later and i presume the movie will be a Avengers spin-off, but i didn't dwell on it too much.

Now, flicking through this month's Total Film and reading an article on Edgar Wright and what comes up in conversation? his involvement in Ant-man! he has signed on to direct and co-write the script, and who is the genius behind Spaced and Shaun of the Dead teaming up with? none other than Adam and Joe's Joe Cornish.

This is shaping up to be a interesting project, although Wright is quick to insist that the film will not be a superhero comedy i'm still intrigued to see what the pair will bring to the movie, even if it doesn't star Nick Frost in the title role or feature a cast comprising entirely of stuffed toys.

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