Ant-Man: Edgar Wright May Have Left... But It Still Looks Great
Earlier today, Yahoo Movies was privileged enough to pay a visit to Disney’s London HQ and take a look at the DVD and Blu-ray extras for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ which is out now.
We chuckled at the blooper reel, learned a new catchphrase from Anthony Mackie (“Cut the Cheque”), and marveled at the behind-the-scenes trivia (the Russo brothers took inspiration from ‘Heat’… Who knew?).
However, once the extras had finished, we were also treated to a sneak peek at ‘Ant-Man’, Marvel’s Summer 2015 offering, in the shape of some brief preview footage.
And it looked fantastic. If you’re worried about Marvel’s next film after ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’, then maybe you should reconsider.
It’s the same footage that debuted at San Diego Comic-Con, but without the thousands of fan-boys screaming over every reveal.
Here’s what we saw.
The footage that we were shown was brief – very brief, ant-sized you might say (sorry) - which is unsurprising as filming on the troubled superhero film has only just begun in Atlanta - see tweet below.
It kicks off in a science lab, with the camera panning across various bits of scientific equipment, until it lays to rest on the distinctive red Ant-Man helmet. There are no actors on-screen so we suspect this was shot specifically for Comic-Con using the real-life sets that are waiting to be used. Over the footage we hear Michael Douglas as Hank Pym talking to Paul Rudd, who plays Scott Lang.
Read more on Yahoo Movies:
Star Wars 7’s Stormtrooper Design Leaked
There’s some snappy dialogue with Pym asking Lang to do a “small job for him”. Lang is unsure, and Pym jokes that “his b*lls have been shrunk”.
To give it some context, Hank Pym is the original Ant-Man and the creator of a super-suit that helps him to shrink to microscopic size and control insects using the helmet. Lang is the next generation of Ant-Man who teams up with his mentor to pull off some sort of heist. It’s unsure if both their intentions are good in the final film, but it seems unlikely.
Next in the footage we cut to Ant-Man himself. He’s ant-sized and appears to be in some sort of lab or server room.
The detail is incredible. The environment around him, with its giant glowing servers and everyday objects transformed into towering structures, is like a sci-fi cityscape. Tiny dust motes swirl around the tiny hero giving you a real sense of the scale he’s working in.