Kevin Feige on Ant-Man


According to Latino Review, Empire Magazine interviewed the president of Marvel Studios about bringing Earth’s Scientific Supreme to the big screen and why he was shafted on the creation of The Avengers’ upcoming adversary, Ultron for the sequel:

It was two things – a story Edgar wanted to tell that we’ll see with Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd, and now we’re 11 films in, it’s looking at the characters we’ve already introduced who already have the technology and the brains to do…certain things [Laughs].

That last comment referring to Tony Stark being the creator like he was in that Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow animated film. Despite the things he can do on Earth’s Mightest Heroes episodes that I’ve seen (Wasp was annoying), I’m not too (no pun intended) big on this character. Dr. Raymond Palmer aka The Atom is my favorite shrinking hero. However my interest in this film has peaked my curiosity with the inclusion of Micheal Douglas (The Ghost and the Darkness) in the role of Hank Pym since I kinda wrote this movie off as just another farce waiting to happen (the Iron Man sequels). But Edgar Wright did direct Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World which were really fun aswell as entertaining.

He goes on to talk about casting Paul Rudd (Anchorman) as the second person to pick up the mantle, Scott Lang.

Look at that origin of the petty crook who comes into contact with a suit and does his best to make good, and then look at someone like Paul Rudd, who can do slightly unsavory things like break into people’s houses and still be charming and who you root for and whose redemption you will find satisfaction in.

Good to know that Scott will have that character-arc. Those other “protagonists” in Guardians of Galaxy are really going to have to prove their worth since they’re thieves (Star-Lord and Rocket-Raccoon) in addition to being murders (Gamora and Drax) accompanied by a criminal (Groot). We’re not going to care if they succeed or not if they don’t have some redeeming qualities to them (all joking aside) that will allow opportunity-for-change.