Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' Footage From Comic-Con (Sort of) Looked Like ThisSean O'Connell |
One of the big surprises of Marvel’s Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con back in July was the presence of director Edgar Wright, who was brought on stage to introduce test footage he shot of a potential Ant-Man movie. The funny part is that Wright never confirmed that he was actually making a movie, Marvel stayed mum on the topic, and the footage has yet to be seen by anyone outside of Hall H.
The footage still isn’t out there, but an artist calling himself Samurai Jack has put together a storyboard recreation of what he remembers from the footage to give people a visual idea of what was shown.
Here’s the thing, though. I was in Hall H. I saw the Ant-Man footage. And this is not a fair representation of Wright’s fluid effects, costuming, editing… it is the Cliffs Notes version of the already short footage reel, and Marvel’s kind of hurting themselves by letting this clip circulate and not answering with the actual test footage.
Could this force Marvel to release the legit 'Ant-Man' test footage? Anything’s possible. I honestly thought Wright’s footage was going to be part of ‘The Avengers’ DVD, as Marvel likely wants Dr. Hank Pym to be introduced in time for Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers 2.’
Until we actually have the 'Ant-Man' footage to post online, these sketches are the best you can see to visualize what Wright has in store -- if he ever gets around to making an 'Ant-Man' movie. The black-and-white sketches are below in a handy YouTube clip (via MetaCafe). See for yourself: