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Edgar Wright Departs Marvel’s “Ant-Man”


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.



5 thoughts on “Edgar Wright Departs Marvel’s “Ant-Man”

  1. Wow. I wonder what caused the rift. He had been working on it for so long, Maybe he wanted to add too much of himself (or his vision) to the movie, and Marvel wanted to stay truer to the comic?


  2. This is very strange news. Bringing different ‘visions’ to the screen has been such a strength of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it is strange they were not able to reconcile things. Massive bummer to be honest.


    • Seems massively strange, especially given how long he’s been working on the project. I know he was originally developing it as a standalone film before the whole ‘Phase’ stuff kicked off, so maybe there were too many alterations made to his script so that it fit in with the current MCU.


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