Words are spreading fast that Pixar is eyeballing "Ant-Man", but director/writer Edgar Wright has quickly put the brake on the circulating rumor. Responding to CHUD's e-mail which asked for the clarification over the speculation, the 35-year-old wrote, "The news that Pixar is involved is not wholly accurate and a little premature to comment on."
"I love Pixar's work more than anyone and indeed would love to collaborate with them," he further explained. "I'm not sure though that they would want to do a 'shrinking' film as a Pixar animation - since Toy Story and A Bug's Life already cover this territory to some extent. Am guessing that someone just speculated on the 'bug' angle and tried to put two and two together."
As for his involvement, Wright confirmed that he is still very much involved. "I am still attached to Ant Man and indeed am still working on a second draft with Joe Cornish. That had to take a back seat while I worked on Scott Pilgrim, but am keen to get back into it once I get into post," he noted. "I just spoke to Kevin Feige for the first time since I wrapped and we are meeting this week to discuss the next phase."
Acknowledging that Ant-Man "is not considered one of the Marvel brand leaders", he insisted that fact lured him to the project in the first place. "I want to make a film inside the Marvel Universe that is something a little different; a genre film within the superhero genre so to speak," he said, before adding, "My spin on Ant Man is very different than a straight superhero origin - and very much live action. At some point in this century, I intend to stop talking about it and make the damn thing."
Story of Pixar having its eye on the project surfaced not long after Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment. The speculation of the animation studio possibly making a film based on one of the Marvel properties was fueled by Entertainment Weekly's coverage over the merger which part of it mentioned that the studio "is said to already be eyeballing an Ant-Man movie".