With ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘ now released, all that we have on the horizon from Marvel Studios this year is ‘Ant-Man‘ and the new images we have to share with you today have it looking better than ever! Not only that, but Evangeline Lilly has opened up a little about how the movie changed after Edgar Wright so famously stepped away from the film over creative differences. Oh, and we have a hint of quite the unexpected cameo as well!
First up of course is the latest and greatest new shots from the film thanks to Empire Magazine:
Included with these new pictures was an interview with director Peyton Reed and the cast of ‘Ant-Man.’ I’m sure that many of you are curious as to the differences between Wright’s original vision for the film and what we’ll end up seeing. According to Reed:
“Was it a strange situation? Absolutely. One of my concerns upfront was, ‘Someone else has developed this movie for a really long time. Can I come in and make it my own?’ And that has absolutely been the case. For one thing Marvel have let me explore the dark side of Hank Pym, this tortured, guilt-ridden guy. I love that this is a mentor/pupil story, but with a [frick]ed up pupil and a really [frick]ed up mentor.”
Reed was also asked if there was any hostility between Wright and the man taking over the work he spent so much time on:
“We both acknowledged the general weirdness of the situation. It’s all very odd, but it’s been really nice to communicate with him.”
As to who we may see in a cameo role in the film (such as Anthony Mackie’s Falcon and other Avengers), Reed answered with:
“That’s classified information. That’s buried. It’s possible.”
It isn’t Wright that spills the most details though, but Evangeline Lilly. When describing her character Hope Van Dyne, Lilly says she’s “kind of a bitch…a very had woman on a journey towards becoming a decent person.”
She went on to enlighten us on what changes were going to be made in the film. Honestly, it was the tone in general which changed and it sounds like it was done to put it in line as to what we have come to expect from a Marvel movie:
“I met with Paul in a little restaurant in New York City, and he talked me through how the movie was changing. I think the most defining difference between the two scripts was that Edgar’s didn’t take itself as seriously. It was fun and silly and brilliant irreverent – a romp from beginning to end, in classic English fashion. Whereas where we’ve gotten to is so much more American. There’s tons of levity, but just as much emotion.”
Are you looking forward to Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’? Do you think the changes from Wright’s vision may have been the right call? Which new image above was your favorite? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
‘Ant-Man’ starring Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll flies into theaters on July 17, 2015.