Ant-Man Movie Filming January In London? Hank Pym? Nathan Fillion?
A film casting website has apparently created a press release that says filming for the Ant-Man movie will begin in January for the November 6, 2015 release date.
The press release also says that Hank Pym will be featured, but then goes on to state we'll have to wait until the movie comes out to see if both Pym and/or Scott Lang are featured.
In addition, it's stated in the body of the text that filming begins January 2012 and even that Nathan Fillion has been mentioned for the part.
The info comes from FeatureFilmCasting.com, who look to be involved with the UK casting I assume, but possibly, just put out a badly worded press release.
Still, the Ant-Man movie is filming more than two years prior to the release date? And at the same time as Captain America: The Winter Soldier?
We'll have to wait and see if something more official comes out before we decide if this is indeed true, and we'll update when more becomes available.
Here's the info:
Marvel Studios to shoot 'Ant-Man' beginning January, 2013 in London
Arad Productions in association with Big Talk Productions are in the pre-production stages of the highly anticipated Marvel Studios action adventure sci-fi thriller feature film "Ant-Man". Walt Disney Studios, the parent company of Marvel Enterprises, announced that the film has been greenlit. Filming is scheduled to start this January, 2012 for a November 6, 2015 release date. People's Choice Award winning Canadian actor Nathan Fillion has been mentioned for the lead role of Hank Pym, also known as Ant Man. The project will shoot at Pinewood Studios in England, and other locations around London and the United Kingdom.
"Ant-Man" centers on Biophysicist Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym, who becomes a superhero after discovering a chemical substance that allows him to change his size. Armed with a helmet and suit that could control ants, Pym would shrink down to the size of an insect to become the mystery-solving Ant-Man. Scott Lang became Pym's successor after stealing Ant-Man suit to save his daughter Cassie from a heart condition. At one point the film adaptation was said to involve both Pym and Lang, however this is to be seen after the film comes out in theaters.
Three-time British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA Award nominated English filmmaker Edgar Wright will direct "Ant-Man" from an adapted screenplay written by himself and BAFTA Award nominee Joe Cornish. Wright has been working on the script for over 6 years, with a third draft given to Marvel in June, 2011. The studio officially presented the character Ant Man with an entertaining and riveting test video at Comic-Con 2012. Ant Man had very unique abilities where he transforms instantly from full size to tiny size and and vice versa. He is also portrayed as a trained operative.
Avi Arad will executive produce Ant-Man. Arad was chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment, a Marvel director, chairman, CEO and the founder of Marvel Studios. He resigned his various Marvel positions in 2006 to form Arad Productions. The legendary comic book writer Stan Lee will also executive produce. Big Talk Productions Co-CEO and founder Nira Park will produce with Edgar Wright, who is also part of the company. Park has won two BAFTA Awards and been nominated four other times. Co-President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige will oversee production for the studio. Paramount Pictures will handle film distribution.