Ant-Man is slated for a 2015 release, but it’s going to need a makeover before then. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly that the original “Ant-Man” script needs to be rewritten so it will match with the current Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity.
“Frankly, now we have to re-write it to put it a little bit more into the [Marvel Cinematic Universe] because it was written before it existed,” Feige said, via Comic Book Movie. “We’ve talked about various names [to play the lead] over the past eight years but as you can imagine they keep changing as time goes by. But towards the end of this year, we’ll buckle down and start casting and start refining the script, which is great and which is very Edgar.”
He continued to praise director Edgar Wright, saying, “He has done a great job being incredibly true to the comics but is putting his own spin on it, so we’ll be drawing on multiple mythologies for this one.”
Marvel recently regained rights to several properties that had been previously owned by other studios. That means there is a chance the studio could make films based on Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Punisher and Blade if it so desires — though Feige makes it seem like that’s not likely.
“Whenever a character comes back to us, it’s usually because the other studios don’t want to make the movies anymore — and that usually means the [previous] movies may not have been particularly well received,” Feige said. “They all have potential, but we’re not going to say, ‘We got it back — make it!'”
The complete list of MCU: Phase 3 characters might not be hammered out yet, but this makes it sound like we won’t see any of the returned Marvel stars until Phase 4 or later.