When Edgar and I first met Marvel, they were above a BMW showroom in Beverly Hills. It was at the time of Hulk directed by Ang Lee and Jon Favreau had not yet started work on the first Iron Man. Superhero movies weren’t as popular. I guess it’s because the special effects had not evolved to the point of putting on screen what was in the comics. So we felt like we wanted something we couldn’t do.
We have worked on Ant Man for about eight years, intermittently. During this period, the landscape has totally changed and the technology has evolved. Audiences fell in love with superhero movies. All of these things that people loved in the 50s and 80s in comics suddenly appeared on screen, which had never happened before.
We were a bit overwhelmed in the sense that Marvel didn’t want an auteur film like Edgar Wright and I wanted to do. They had this juggernaut on their hands, a universe where movies need to connect. Edgar is an author, he makes Edgar Wright films. In the end, it wasn’t made for that, I guess.
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