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With Paul Rudd On Board as 'Ant-Man,' Edgar Wright's Vision for the Marvel Film Comes Into Focus

Now that Paul Rudd has officially been cast as "Ant-Man" in Edgar Wright's upcoming Marvel film, a few things are coming into focus. This casting suggests that Wright is going for a comedic tone -- not too surprising.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • December 20, 2013 2:02 PM
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'The World's End' Q & A: Wright, Pegg and Frost Get Tough (Featurette)

Edgar Wright hit Comic-Con's Hall H twice with his Visionaries panel as well as a "The World's End" (August 21) presentation with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, stars of the ice cream trilogy that began with "Shaun of the Dead" and continued with "Hot Fuzz." This trilogy conclusion will be it, Wright says--if the friends work together again it will be on something new. As for Marvel's "Ant Man," Wright's finally ready to embrace new technology to excite us "one inch at a time"--in 2015.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 24, 2013 3:25 PM
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WATCH: Edgar Wright Talks 'The World's End' Opening Sequence for NY Times

Check out this "Anatomy of a Scene" video feature from the NY Times, where director Edgar Wright discusses the opening sequence for his upcoming apocalypse comedy "The World's End."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 21, 2013 2:29 PM
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WATCH: Edgar Wright's 1995 Feature Debut 'Fistful of Fingers,' Interview on His Career, Plus 'Shaun of the Dead' Interactive Screenplay

Check out this extensive discussion with filmmaker Edgar Wright at last year's London Screenwriters Festival, where the "World's End" director talks his feature debut "A Fistful of Fingers" (full video below), "Shaun of the Dead" (which was in production simultaneously with Zack Snyder's "Dawn of the Dead" remake and Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later") and much more.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 5, 2013 2:02 PM
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Edgar Wright's 'World's End' Greenlight at Universal, Third in 'Shaun' & 'Hot Fuzz' Trilogy

Edgar Wright's "The World's End," the third film in his loose trilogy of comedies including "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," has been officially greenlit by Universal. The film is currently in pre-production and will begin shooting this October in the UK...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 13, 2012 2:56 PM
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