Latino Review are reporting an exclusive scoop, with news that Marvel are looking to start production on Ant-Man as soon as shooting on Thor 2 is complete, with an eye on a 2014 release.
That would mean an early/mid 2013 start, while write/director Edgar Wright is still in post-production on his yet-to-shoot “The World’s End”, the final part of of the ‘Cornetto Trilogy’, which started with “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”.
Here’s what Latino Review have to say:
The current rumor buzzing around the internet after Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ test footage debuted at San Diego Comic Con is that ‘Ant-Man’ could possibly be added to Marvel’s 2014 slate (joining ‘Guardians’ and ‘Cap 2′), kicking off the oft-rumored Marvel strategy of adding a third in-continuity film during these Phase 2 years.
Looks like that rumor has some teeth and we’ve exclusively learned that, as of this moment, the plan is for ‘Ant-Man’ to step into Marvel’s London production branch once principal photography on ‘Thor: The Dark World’ wraps. Thor is expected to go in front of cameras this August…so soon.
It would appear the race is on to get Edgar Wright’s ‘The World’s End’ into production if Marvel is expecting him to slide into London come late spring/early summer 2013. The Simon Pegg/Nick Frost trilogy capper would likely face a schedule where post-production had some serious overlap with pre-production on ‘Ant-Man,’ but that’s just speculation.
After the great reaction that Wright’s test footage got at Comic-Con recently, it seems Marvel is finally happy to commit to the long-in-development project, so fingers crossed that all the schedules can be worked out!