Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Ant Man? Really

With the stunning success of Iron Man over the weekend, Marvel comics decided to let the world know what other superheroes you've never heard of will be making their way to the screen. Now, I was a fan of Iron Man as a kid, so his story being made into a movie didn't surprise me. And making a movie of Captain America seems like a no-brainer - who can argue with a superhero who embodies all that is good about the United States except large parts of the non-Western world. And I'll even buy a movie about Thor, a regular guy whose alter ego just happens to be the Norse god of thunder since it's directed by the same guy who brought us Stardust.

But Ant-Man? That's right, Marvel announced that in addition to those above projects, they also have Edgar Wright, director of Hott Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, making a movie about a scientist who can shrink down to small sizes and control insects with his helmet. I'm not making this up, he really does control ants with his helmet. Does this strike anyone else as a strange choice? What's next, a movie about one of their earliest comics, Kathy, the teen-age tornado?

1 comment:

Andy Forbes said...

"One thing is for certain: there is no stopping them; the ants will soon be here. And I for one welcome our new insect overlords! I'd like to remind them that as a trusted TV personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves."
-Kent Brockman