It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I’m a big fan of Edgar Wright.
Between Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and even his fake trailer for Grindhouse, he’s proven himself an adept creative force, combining sheer film geek energy with adept, glossy direction (along with the witty screenplays he co-wrote with star Simon Pegg).
However, his next project, which looks to be his first major project without Pegg, could have me falling all over myself with anticipation.
In an interview with Empire Magazine (which was about a UK showing of the full, complete Grindhouse), he glossed over his next project a bit:
While chatting to Wright, we also asked about what he might be doing next. The obvious choice would be Ant Man, the adaptation of Marvel’s comic book about a shrinking superhero who can communicate with insects. He’s been attached to the comedy for some time.
“It could be that. I finished the script and I’m having a meeting about it next week,” he said. “But it depends which comes first in the queue basically. I’ve been working on two at once, and I’m also about to start developing two more scripts, one of which is with Simon [Pegg]. It could be Scott Pilgrim (another comic book adaptation who must slay a girl’s evil exes in order to date her) is next or it could be Ant Man, we shall see.”
While an Ant-Man flick could be awesome, especially if based on Robert Kirkman’s The Irredeemable Ant-Man (pictured above), I think I speak for many an indie comic nerd when I say….EDGAR, DO SCOTT PILGRIM FIRST! IT’S MONEY IN THE BANK.
…although I imagine a romantic comedy gone shonen-styled fighting comic might be a hard sell. Guess we’ll soon find out. Hey fellow Pilgrim devotees: who would you want to see in the movie version?
Aren’t you glad the strike is over?