Ant-Man Production Begins in San Francisco


By: Haylee Fisher (@haylee_fisher)

After more than ten years of planning, production on Marvel Studios’ newest blockbuster, Ant-Man, is officially under way. Principal photography began today in San Francisco under the code name “Bigfoot” and the film will later move to its base in Atlanta, Georgia, at the new Pinewood Studios.

Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish originally developed Ant-Man in 2003 as a script for Artisan Entertainment, which held the rights to the character at the time. In 2006, those rights reverted back to Marvel and the studio kept the team on board. In 2012, Marvel started building hype for the film by showing test footage at Comic-Con. Wright finally finished the script in 2013 and put together an excellent cast. However, Wright left the project earlier this year, citing “creative differences.” Shooting was originally supposed to begin this spring, but after Wright’s departure, Marvel was left scrambling to find a director. Peyton Reed was officially hired and sent out this tweet today announcing production:

In a press release, Marvel describes the movie with this synopsis:

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Ant-Man opens July 17, 2015. Marvel’s other upcoming releases include “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015; “Captain America 3” on May 6, 2016; and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” on July 28, 2017.

    One Comment

  1. mocanu andraAugust 19th, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Ant-man… We already have a lot of animal-man superheroes. As long as the movies hit the boxoffice and make money,they could be considered a success. But I think it’s time for something new. The Guardians of the galaxy is not a bad movie and I think it’s refreshing to see other creatures beside super-humans or super-animal-humans…That’s only an opinion!

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