10/03/2008

Thor and Ant Man

In a very fitting follow up to this weeks podcast I have some new bits and bobs about these two up coming Marvel big screen adaptations.

Thor

"We’re in a holding pattern at the moment, It’s up to Marvel, they have to decide if they want to make the movie and then we take it from there.”

Or so said Matthew Vaughn at the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards.

“Well, the main role is going to be played by someone totally unknown,” he said. “It can’t be a star, it’s got to be someone totally unknown.”

So not a wrestler as we and others have perhaps thought, but some young buck willing to prove himself in what could be an iconic role.

“I think you have to respect that it is comic book and silly to be frank, so you have to combine that with a modern style and hopefully come up with something fresh. I think we can come up with something special.”

Do I think insulting the fans of the comic and saying that perhaps the character is silly and needs updating is a good idea? Not at all. Maybe Vaughn had had a few drinks at this point, but it seems like a stupid comment to make. Regardless of this though we are still looking forward to see what other developments might come to light about this film.

Ant Man

“It’s written and we’re doing a second draft of it,” said Edgar Wright also at the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards. “It’s going to be less overtly comedic than anything else I’ve ever done. It’s more of a full-on action adventure sci-fi film but with a comedic element – in the same spirit of a lot of escapist fare like that. It’s certainly not a superhero spoof or pastiche and it certainly isn’t a sort of 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids' endeavour at all.”

Confirming something we already knew, as it had been mentioned already, Wright said:

“Ah well, it could be Scott Lang, it could be Hank Pym, it could be both – okay it is both.”

Wright is finishing off the script with co-writer Joe Cornish (of Adam and Joe fame). So this will all hopefully go well for what could be another great Marvel film. We here at Climbing Shrimp towers love Wright for 'Hot Fuzz' and 'Shaun of the Dead' and think him turning his talents to a comic book could create something truly awesome.

1 comment:

Darbz said...

Love this story thor antman and submariner were 3 of my favs as a kid so its good to hear 2 of them may be made into films...loving it :) Keep up the marvel stories as i bum them hard :p