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Edgar Wright talks Ant-Man: the origin story

Edgar Wright has been talking to IGN (opens in new tab) about his plans for the upcoming Ant-Man movie, and it seems as though the director is keen to avoid the usual trappings of the superhero origin story.

“It’s a way of doing a superhero film within another genre,” explains Wright. “I wanted to tell an origin tale in a slightly different way. It’s part of the Marvel cinematic universe, but it also feels like its own piece.”

It’s a film that’s been a long time coming, with Wright stating that the delay was borne out of a desire to finish his Blood And Ice Cream series, and to learn a little more about his craft.

“I’ve been collaborating with Kevin Feige during the whole of that cycle,” says Wright. “Part of it is because I wanted to make two other movies first. I wanted to make World’s End .

“Me and Simon [ Pegg ] were very keen to make it and it felt like it was unfinished business and we wanted to wrap up the trilogy. The script came together really fast. Well not really fast, but it came together at a certain point where it was like ‘I really want to do this next.’

“But to be honest, the later I do it, it feels like I could learn more, especially about special effects. It’s a big effects movie, so I’m pleased to go into it having done Scott Pilgrim and The World’s End because you’re always learning more about that side.”

Ant-Man will open in the US on 6 November 2015.

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