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Ant-Man Inches Forward

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<i>Ant-Man</i> Inches Forward

With the international promotion for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World largely complete, director Edgar Wright is turning his attention to the Ant-Man script for the first time in more than two years.

Wright, whose involvement with the Marvel adaptation dates back to 2006, told 24 Frames he resumed work on another draft this week, and had a dinner meeting with studio President Kevin Feige.

The director, who’s working with his Adventures of Tintin collaborator Joe Cornish on the screenplay, has in the past described Ant-Man as “a high-concept genre film” with a level of comedy on par with Iron Man. Beyond that, he hasn’t offered much in way of plot details (we do know, though, that the movie won’t star Simon Peggor, for that matter, Nathan Fillion).

Wright did, however, tell 24 Frames the Ant-Man script can afford to be a little offbeat: “This one’s not about about the urgency of summer tentpoles and things going into production without a script. It’s slightly different than that.”

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