In some slightly shocking news, it’s been officially announced that director Edgar Wright has left Marvel’s Ant-Man. A joint statement has been announced, stating:
“Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Ant-Man due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.”
What’s most surprising about this revelation is that Wright has been working on the movie for the best part of a decade, piecing it together with co-scribe Joe Cornish. Strong rumour suggests that Marvel Studios already have a new director attached to the project, although they’re not revealing the name just yet.
In terms of cast, all of the announced stars are still set to feature, with Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, and roles for Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, Corey Stoll and possibly Michael Pena. As mentioned, Ant-Man will kick-off Marvel’s Phase Three of movies on 17th July, 2015.