With ‘Ant-Man’ currently in flux and possibly facing re-writes, luckily the entire cast of the Avengers will be attending San Diego Comic-Com, so that should throw some heft behind Marvel Studios’ presentation. But at least one ‘Ant-Man’ star, Michael Douglas, who plays the first Ant-Man, Hank Pym will be in attendance.
Even with the scramble to find another director (finally choosing Peyton Reed) and tweaking of the script, Marvel is committed to getting this movie into theaters on July 17, 2015. The veteran actor stated that his plans were still to begin filming next month.
“August, yeah. Yeah, I’m gonna go do ‘Ant-Man’ in August in Atlanta.”
But regarding the pop culture mecca, Douglas enthusiastically confirmed that he will be hitting up the festivities.
“Yeah! I’m going to Comic-Con. I’m even dragging my son. I promised I’m taking him out of camp … But we gotta be back here. I’ve gotta give a cancer speech on Sunday morning. Marvel’s 8:45 or – 8:45 on Saturday night, so we’re gonna fly all night back and drop him at camp like at 5:30, 6 in the morning in the Adirondacks, and come down and talk to 2,000 head and neck surgeons.”
There may be some shuffling of the schedule, however as Warner Brothers television/DC’s panel is scheduled for the 8:45 Saturday slot. But we’ll see.
Douglas once again discussed his disappointment with losing Edgar Wright as director:
“Yeah, he’s a wonderful talent. It was very disappointing, yeah. It was a big disappointment and more so for him because he had a lot of years invested and he was really the one initially who got them to even consider it, you know, the screenplay that he wrote. I’m not the producer on it and I’m an actor for hire, and, you know, Marvel certainly has a pretty amazing track record, rightly or wrongly, so I think it just was that kind of combination where although they like the idea of the individual and somebody with Edgar’s individual spirit and everything, maybe just collided with an operation – I think they’re all on relatively decent terms.”
Can we expect ANY ‘Ant-Man’ news at SDCC? Will Reed or any other cast members be there to field questions? And judging my the discrepancy on Douglas’ timing, will he even make it to Marvel’s panel? We only have two weeks to wait to find out!