After The Avengers clocked in the biggest opening of all time in North America, it's safe to say that Marvel Studios is in a pretty good position right now. The question on a lot of people's minds is what movies is the studio planning to make now that The Avengers has proven to be such a massive success? The Avengers film is a culmination of seven years of work, and while it's obvious we'll see sequels very soon (Captain America 2, Thor 2, and Iron Man 3); we can't help but wonder what characters Marvel introduce next? Last month Kevin Feige spoke to a UK website about The Avengers as well as Marvel Studios' upcoming projects -- during the conversation, Ant-Man came up.
...The truth is look at those characters on that board [points behind him] look at the characters in this movie and there are a lot more Avengers where this came so certainly we think we have about 8 thousand characters in the Marvel library; maybe more, depending on who you ask. Not all of them would make a movie of course, but a lot of them will.
There's a script for Ant-Man that has been finished. The truth of the matter is that it's close as it has ever been, and Edgar [Wright] I think is getting excited to get behind the camera again and to start some advanced prep-work for Ant-Man…[In the coming months] We are going to take some forward steps that will get us closer than ever, but as far as a release date goes we don't know.
Actually, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World director Edgar Wright may actually be more excited about an Ant-Man movie than any of may have realized. Over the weekend the director posted a picture to his twitter feed of something he "received in the mail" that is very obviously Ant-Man related.
With 200 million in the bag, The Avengers is doing well -- and now would probably be a great time to start thinking about ways to introduce more Marvel characters to Avengers movie fans. What do you think? Would you like to see an Ant-Man movie? Which version of Ant-Man would you like to see?