From some time now there were rumors that the next Marvel character to get his own feature film will be the Ant-Man. The rumors were that Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) will direct. Love what he did with Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim. In some recent interviews Edgar confirmed the rumors.
So it seems that they could start production this year.So as not to jinx things, I am going to remain spectacularly vague on this. Let’s just say I hope to shoot some Ant-Man & World’s End this year.
And here is Screenrant's interpretation of how things will turn out for the Marvel's characters in the future. It's pretty good.
- Our theory at this point is that Marvel movies will branch in two directions: Earthly espionage stories (Cap 2, Iron Man 3) and cosmic stories (Thor 2, Guardians of the Galaxy), all converging into the plot of Avengers 2.
- Ant-Man is being envisioned as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, much like Captain America.
- Captain America 2 will deal with Cap (alongside S.H.I.E.L.D.) dealing with worldly threats.
- An Ant-Man movie would therefore tie perfectly with Cap 2 (and a potential S.H.I.E.L.D. movie).
I personally love all of the Marvel's movies and can't wait to see a new character introduced. So the upcoming schedule for Marvel is:
Iron Man 3 - May 2013
Thor 2 - Novembers 2013
Captain America 2 - 2014
Ant-Man - 2014
Avengers 2 - 2015 or 2016
These are the confirmed ones. There are some rumors that there might be a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie somewhere in between these dates and also after the big success of the Hulk character from Avengers it won't be a surprise if we see a third Hulk movie with Mark Ruffalo before Avengers 2. So Marvel will be very busy in the following years. And don't forget about the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises which will get sequels in the following years too.