Marvel’s newest super hero franchise, Ant-Man, has officially begun principal photography yesterday in San Francisco, California. Edgar Wright was originally selected to direct Ant-Man; however, due to creative differences with Marvel Studios, he abandoned ship back in May. Apparently, Marvel went forward with rewrites of the script without the input of Wright.
Director Peyton Reed now has control over Ant-Man with his creative team that includes Oscar winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter (Titanic, 21). According to Marvel’s press release, production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.
Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd (I Love You Man) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.
The movie based on Marvel’s comic character first published in 1962 is slated to drop in theaters on July 17, 2015.
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.