Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man" has been talked about for years, but there's still no casting, no concrete release date, in sight. But that doesn't mean progress isn't being made on the "Scott Pilgrim" director's planned Marvel movie. Quite the opposite, in fact: a new report suggests that he's already started filming it!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wright has "quietly wrapped production" on shooting an "Ant-Man" test reel. THR reports that Wright "spent just under a week shooting footage for a reel that will be used to test out the potential look and tone of his movie, as well as to decide how convincing Ant-Man's powers look onscreen."
The report is quick to caution that even if the test reel passes muster with Marvel brass, "Ant-Man" won't be Wright's next movie. He's already set to start work on "The World's End" with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost this fall, so whenever "Ant-Man" does happen, it'll be after that. Still, word of Wright's "Ant-Man" reel lines up with comments the filmmaker made earlier this year about hoping to start "shooting this year."
For his own part, Wright hasn't commented on THR's report, but did tweet this humorous message last night:
The rumours are true. I had quinoa for lunch.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) June 29, 2012
With Wright and "Attack the Block" helmer Joe Cornish co-writing the movie, "Ant-Man" is understandably one of the most anticipated movies on Marvel's horizon. Even without a concrete release date on the map, the possibility that an "Ant-Man" test reel even exists is exciting news all on its own.
You know what would be even more exciting? If that test reel comes to Comic-Con next month...
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