Edgar Wright, beloved director Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and the Scott Pilgrim movie, is making a movie about a founding member of Marvel's Avengers, but we'll probably never see it.
Or, at least, he's making a test reel for one. The Hollywood Reporter says Wright has slaved away writing a script based on seminal Marvel hero Hank Pym since the original Avengers tune-up movies (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, etc.) were announced. He just finished shooting footage for a test reel to present to the studio in mid-June, and now he has to convince the studio the effects will look alright, and present the overall tone and presentation of the movie he wants.
Pym is supposed to be another super-intelligent, hypernerd who has a lab accident that changes his life forever. His first alter-ego, and maybe his most famous, was Ant-Man. He's insecure, and at one point gets thrown out of the Avengers for hitting his wife. He's the anti-Tony Stark. If Iron Man is a swaggering, type-A genius, Pym is on whatever the other end of that spectrum is. His schtick is that he change his size. He can shrink to the size of an insect, or grow to the size of a large building. He also creates a helmet that lets him control ants with his mind. Pym's romantic interest is another hero, Janet Von Dyne, aka the Wasp, also a founding member of the Avengers.