Got a nice, juicy bit of scoopage for you.
The current rumor buzzing around the internet after Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ test footage debuted at San Diego Comic Con is that ‘Ant-Man’ could possibly be added to Marvel’s 2014 slate (joining ‘Guardians’ and ‘Cap 2′), kicking off the oft-rumored Marvel strategy of adding a third in-continuity film during these Phase 2 years.
Looks like that rumor has some teeth and we’ve exclusively learned that, as of this moment, the plan is for ‘Ant-Man’ to step into Marvel’s London production branch once principal photography on ‘Thor: The Dark World’ wraps. Thor is expected to go in front of cameras this August…so soon.
It would appear the race is on to get Edgar Wright’s ‘The World’s End’ into production if Marvel is expecting him to slide into London come late spring/early summer 2013. The Simon Pegg/Nick Frost trilogy capper would likely face a schedule where post-production had some serious overlap with pre-production on ‘Ant-Man,’ but that’s just speculation.
What’s real is that Marvel is gearing up for ‘Ant-Man’ to shoot in London after ‘Thor 2′ which means it’s likely going to be Marvel Studios’ third major 2014 release.
Talkin’ ‘Bout Marvel:
What does Marvel have in common with Jacob from Lost? They both have a potential John Locke problem.
In Marvel’s case it’s The John Locke Foundation, a North Carolina-based conservative think tank, distributing a report arguing against North Carolina’s film-industry tax incentives (even after, or more-likely because, new reports have NC’s 2012 film revenue setting records over $300 million).
We don’t know if this political dust-up is causing any turmoil directly, but if this continues like it’s going, look for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ to possibly switch venues while ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ might set up somewhere not Carolina or London as well.
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