Marvel promises we'll see that Ant-Man test footage (but when?)

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Dec 17, 2012

Marvel is speaking out about its Ant-Man adaptation, and after the warm reception it received at this year's Comic-Con, it looks like they'll be giving the public another taste of the movie.

Last July, director Edgar Wright unveiled his Ant-Man test reel at San Diego Comic-Con. It was an instant crowd pleaser. If you weren't in attendance, we've got good news for you. After adding some finishing touches, Marvel may release it to the masses.

According to Marvel executive Victoria Alonso, "What we showed at Comic-Con was a work in progress. We're working on finishing it, and I think you might see it," she said. "Not sure where, but we always listen to the fans. And if the fans demand it, we make sure they get it.  I don't know if we are going to post it online, but I don't have [any reason] to believe we may not."

Edgar Wright has been attached to Ant-Man for years, and has every intention of following it through. "Edgar is on board to do it," Alonso confirmed. "He's going to do one movie before. ... He wrote a great script, and we're hoping that he will come and work with us."

Here's our full description of the Ant-Man footage we saw at Comic-Con:

He starts out tiny, staring through an air-conditioning vent at two guards down a long hall, then slips through the vent and runs at them in full attack mode. Rapidly expanding to full size to lay punches on them, then zooming to insect size as their counterpunches flail helplessly at the air, our hero makes short work of the guards and vanishes through the door. In one memorable moment, he shrinks and scrambles along the top of a gun barrel to give one of the guards a teeth-shattering knock in the mouth.

You heard her. If you want that Ant-Man reel, you have to demand it.

(Omelete via Collider)