Tuesday, September 8, 2009
PIXAR TO RIP ANT-MAN FROM THE BLOODY STUMPS OF EDGAR WRIGHT?
So while bunches and bunches of people (myself included) twisted our panties in a bunch just be able to slip them on and say we did that in reaction to Disney buying Marvel, Disney was already hatching a sinister plot of their own. So for those out of the know--or with a life--Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright has been toiling in the trenches for years trying to get an Ant-Man movie off the ground. It became such a hot-button (which sounds more like the place you'd touch Kristin Stewart on her body that would have her camping outside your house begging for just a few more minutes) that Wright even showed up at one of the San Diego Comic Con to rap with the fans about it.
Regardless of all of that Disney may have decided their first "Not In My House" parent-like ruling over Marvel with this whole Pixar/Ant-Man thing. In my opinion this could work out simply because Ant-Man is not a big enough character to hold his own movie. However as an animated film I could totally see it working and being within the scope of a realistic budget. This Pixar idea also begs the question: Which Ant-Man are we talking here? The original Hank Pym or the new one by Robert Kirkman?
With the old Ant-Man who have basic man-grows-small action which would do well with Pixar but Kirkman's newer one basically has the world's most lecherous and cunting human being wearing the costume. I mean Christ it was even called "The Irredeemable Ant-Man". Personally I'd like to see a meeting of the minds. A live action Ant-Man movie won't make anybody any money at all. However if Pixar allows Wright to do a more adult animated version of the newer Ant-Man it could kick ass.
Guess we'll have to wait and see.