Corey Stoll was cast in Ant-Man just before Edgar Wright left the project, but while the actor might be forgiven for feeling disappointed to see his director jump ship, he’s still extremely excited about how the film is going to turn out.
“I’m absolutely thrilled,” says Stoll of his role in the film. “Reading the script – the script that Edgar wrote, and the script that there is now – it’s insane that this movie hasn’t been made before.”
“Obviously, you need the technology because it needs to look great. But the whole idea of the changing of scale and the experiential effect of size-changing is just so cool. You read these scenes on the page, and I just got giddy. I think it’s gonna be so much fun.”
“You can get a little fatigued with superheroes,” he continues, “because everybody is just punching everybody, or shooting everybody with ray beams. This is a completely different kinetic experience in the theatre.”
With all the upheaval over Wright’s departure, it’s easy to forget what got us all so excited about the project in the first place, so it’s good to hear some positive buzz coming out of the camp for a change.
Directed by Peyton Reed and co-starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man will open in the UK on 17 July 2015.