Who Really Wants An “Ant-Man” Movie?

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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  1. More than an Ant-Man movie, a lot of people wanted to see A Marvel Movie Directed By Edgar Wright. That it was Ant-Man only made it seem more potentially fun – an off to the edge character that he could have some fun with.

    But slowly, the fans of Ant-Man came along, and started talking about how GREAT a character he is, and how poorly he’d been used in the comics (with the eternal return to The Bitch-Slap Heard ‘Round The World) and the fear that the movie might be too irreverent to the character.

    And it appears those are the people Marvel listened to for a moment.

    Meanwhile, the Wright fans were disappointed that Simon Pegg wasn’t going to play Ant-Man, no matter how little sense that would have made at all.

    Peyton Reed is certainly more associated with comedy – I adore “Down With Love”, his love letter to the 50s – 60s bedroom comedy, and he even directed a bunch of episodes of The “Weird Al” Show. So they still seem dedicated to doing a more lighthearted film, and that seems a good move.

    But so help me, if Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t perform to expectations, this film will be RADICALLY re-imaged, and possibly killed entirely.