Marvel's next superhero flick, Ant-Man is all set for release and even though the film has gone through a rocky production phase, it has managed to generate quite a buzz around it – after all it is a Marvel film.
The latest issue of Empire magazine sheds some light on the various changes that took place in the film – primarily the original director Edgar Wright getting replaced by Peyton Reed and key storyline changes.
"Was it a strange situation? Absolutely," said Ant-Man director Peyton Reed. "One of my concerns upfront was, 'Someone else [Wright] has developed this movie for a really long time. Can I come in and make it my own?' And that has absolutely been the case." (via ComicBookMovie)
"For one thing Marvel has let me explore the dark side of Hank Pym, this tortured, guilt-ridden guy. I love that this is a mentor/pupil story, but with a f****d up pupil and a really f****d up mentor."
Reed also revealed that he spoke to Wright via email after accepting the job, so it definitely sounds like there's no bad blood between the two filmmakers. "We both acknowledged the general weirdness of the situation. It's all very odd, but it's been really nice to communicate with him."
Actress Evangeline Lilly, who plays Hope Van Dyne in the film, added that, "the most defining difference between the two scripts was that Edgar's didn't take itself as seriously. It was fun and silly and brilliant irreverent – a romp from beginning to end, in classic English fashion. Whereas where we've gotten to is so much more American. There's tons of levity, but just as much emotion."
Finally, the magazine article also teases that Anthony Mackie's Falcon might make an appearance alongside other Avengers. "That's classified information. That's buried. It's possible," is what Reed had to say about that.