11:17am PT by Graeme McMillan
Edgar Wright Shares 'Ant-Man' Tease
Over on his website, director Edgar Wright is offering Marvel fans a tease of things to come -- but just how much of a tease is open to question.
In a post titled "January 5th 2014" (but published today, Jan. 6 -- it's okay, Edgar, the new year confuses us all when it comes to dates for a few days afterwards), Wright posted a screen cap from Marvel's Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes animated series featuring hands reaching toward the helmet of Ant-Man, the character at the center of his 2015 Marvel Studios movie, with the caption "Homework."
So far, so straightforward: He's making an Ant-Man movie; he's watching cartoons featuring Ant-Man for research. Except that the episode the image comes from, "To Steal an Ant-Man," from the show's second season, doesn't just introduce Scott Lang as Ant-Man; it's also the introduction of Luke Cage and Iron Fist, two characters who are also set to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as part of the studio's Netflix deal.
Ant-Man is scheduled for a summer 2015 release, with the Luke Cage and Iron Fist Netflix series set as the third and fourth shows to appear on the service, following Daredevil and Jessica Jones, the first of which is scheduled to debut at some point in 2015. Could Wright end up introducing the Netflix heroes in his movie ahead of their VOD debut, or is this just an unexpected coincidence?