Edgar Wright to make ‘Ant-Man’ superhero film

New character set to be 'bad-ass secret agent'

Edgar Wright is working on a second draft of a script about the superhero Ant-Man.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, the Scott Pilgrim vs The World director and avid comic book fan confirmed the film would be “a shrinking film about a bad-ass secret agent.”

The little-known superhero comic from 1962 features scientist character Henry Pym, who could shrink down to the size of an ant and then control huge armies of the insects by means of a powerful helmet.

Ant-Man is associated with Marvel comic The Avengers but will not be making an appearance in the upcoming Avengers movie directed by Joss Whedon.