Avengers Age of Ultron has just hit cinemas, which means there's plenty more Marvel Cinematic Universe to look forward to.
Next up is Ant-Man, the long-gestating adaptation which is set to debut in July 2015. It's about a thief called Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) who is hired by a scientist called Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to steal something very valuable. And we get a look at the very scene where this happens in the first clip for the film. Check it out.
So Rudd doesn't really know what he's looking for when Douglas sends him off on the mission, and backup Michael Pena isn't in on the score either. It's good to see Rudd having a competent moment here with the safe-cracking, as most of the promo material has seen him being comic relief to date. Of course, we know that he's been sent in to find this particular suit which gives him the ability to shrink to a tiny size and grow really strong in the process. And he can also command insects, which should be interesting to see.
Ant-Man famously was set to be directed by Shaun of the Dead helmer Edgar Wright who bowed out late in the game over script disputes. Peyton Reed came on to replace him as well as new writers Adam McKay (Anchorman) and Paul Rudd. And we've just heard that they've sorted out how to credit the writers on the film, with the following format:
Story ByEdgar Wright and Joe Cornish
Written ByEdgar Wright & Joe Cornish and Adam McKay &Paul Rudd
That's a very fair way to treat the original writers and will see Wright getting a couple of major credits after a film he worked on for close to a decade. We may never know exactly how much of his material remains in the final edit but Ant-Man still promises to be a fun antidote to the excess of films like Age of Ultron.
Ant-Man will be in cinemas on the 17th of July 2015.