‘Ant-Man’ Will Be A Heist Film, Cast Announcements By Year’s End

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently told IGN that Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man will be a heist film. He also said that cast announcements will be made by the end of the year.

Feige explained that Wright’s vision for Ant-Man went back to his early days of pitching the film.

“[Edgar Wright] is working on just sort of tweaking the drafts with Joe Cornish, who now is a big director in his own right of course,” Feige said. “And we’re crewing up and prepping, and there should be some cast announcements probably before the end of the year.”

Feige also said the film will be “very Edgar Wright in tone” — anyone who’s seen Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz knows what to expect — but that it’s a “disservice” to Wright to just call the film a comedy.

“He wants to do something very unique with it,” Feige said. “In the way that Alan did something very unique in [Thor:] The Dark World. And Edgar, early on going back years and years when he first was pitching it, pitched it as much as a heist movie as anything else.”

Ant-Man is set for a July 31, 2015 release date, and will kick off Marvel’s Phase Three films. Kevin Feige recently confirmed that Doctor Strange and Black Panther films are in development, and that the studio was trying to figure out when to release them.

“Whether [Doctor Strange] is one of the movies we announce for 2016 or 2017, we have to see. I think it’ll be the middle of next year before we announce officially what the post-Ant-Man films will be,” Feige said.

As far as Black Panther, Feige said, “I don’t know when it will be exactly, but it’s certainly… we have plans to bring it to life someday.”