It was about a week and a half ago when Disney decided to buy Marvel and thus own the rights to all film properties based on Marvel characters. No new projects have been announced yet since the take over, but a line from the new “Entertainment Weekly” may give off some hint of a future project, involving Pixar.
“Marvel has thousands of characters to feed Disney’s film, TV, and animation business (Pixar is said to already be eyeballing an Ant-Man movie). As Iron Man proved, they don’t need to be iconic to become blockbusters.”
A while ago, a possible Ant-Man film was being looked at by Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, but obviously that’s been put on the backburner, if not entirely scrapped. While the idea of Pixar doing another superhero film (they already did The Incredibles), but this time taking established characters, is somewhat intriguing, I’d probably prefer they stick to doing original content. Disney traditional animation has a hold of remaking fairy tales and I think the original stories Pixar has brought to life has only added to their magical run. I’d kind of prefer they keep it that way.
If Pixar did choose to adapt the Ant-Man character, what would you think?