Listen: Edgar Wright on 'Ant-Man,' Films That Inspired Him, Writing Tips, 'Scott Pilgrim' Sequel and More (Updated)

Listen: Edgar Wright on 'Ant-Man,' Films That Inspired Him, Writing Tips, 'Scott Pilgrim' Sequel and More (Updated)

May 15, 2012

Edgar Wright is easily one of the nerdiest filmmakers working today. If you've ever listened to him speak or read anything he's written, you know his film and pop-culture knowledge is extensive, not to mention he's a fun, down-to-earth guy who's always ready to talk about what he loves, his career and how he got to where he is today. In a recent Empire podcast, Wright sat down with the folks from across the pond to talk all things Edgar Wright, including his new interactive comic book, The Adventures of Brandon Generator, as well as his past and future film work, like what's the deal with Marvel's Ant-Man and how come Scott Pilgrim vs. the World didn't do better at the box office. 

One of the best parts of this chat comes toward the end when Wright chucks out some great advice for aspiring screenwriters. He also talks about some of the films that inspired him to make movies -- Raiders of the Lost Ark, Taxi Driver, among others -- and answers more than a few fan questions, including whether he'd ever take on a Scott Pilgrim sequel or return to the world of Spaced.

The Ant-Man stuff, which is probably the most pressing news, comes about 18 minutes in. Wright says things are close and that he hopes to shoot this year, though it's not clear if he's talking about Ant-Man or The World's End. [Update] When Slashfilm asked him to clarify, Wright responded with, "So as not to jinx things, I am going to remain spectacularly vague on this. Let’s just say I hope to shoot some Antman & World’s End this year." Hmmmm. Regardless of when the inevitable happens, this entire chat is still worth a listen, so throw on some headphones, hit play and thank us later.

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