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Edgar Wright OUT as Director of Ant-Man!

Ant-Man, Edgar Wright
In a turn of events that can only be described as “shocking”, Edgar Wright is out as the director of Ant-Man.  This is a film he co-wrote and was hired by Marvel to develop and direct back in 2008!  That’s six years of work to walk away from based on  the standard “creative differences” line that’s currently coming from both parties.  This is extremely unsettling as Ant-Man is close to principal photography and is the lead off film for Phase 3 of the MCU.  Wright did such a fantastic job with adapting Scott Pilgrim that I thought he’d be perfect for this.  I cannot imagine what went this wrong.

Ant-Man is scheduled for release on July 17, 2015 and it doesn’t have a director.  Marvel is insisting that won’t change the release date but they must already have someone, because they don’t have time for a lengthy search.  This is an extremely unsettling and weird development in the usually harmonious MCU.

Written by Wright and Joe Cornish, Ant-Man is set to star Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson and Corey Stoll. The film follows a biochemist Dr. Hank Pym using his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects. Paul Rudd will play Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Michael Douglas stars as Hank Pym.

7 thoughts on “Edgar Wright OUT as Director of Ant-Man!”

  1. Dammit dammit dammit. This is not the juncture in the MCU’s history for stuff like this to be happening. It’s not time yet for the MCU to enter a downward spiral. I understand that they’re about to enter stranger, more obscure-ish waters, and they want to get things right, but Wright spent so much time on this that he has to be more passionate about Ant-Man than virtually anyone else on the planet. I have to believe that, whatever the creative differences were, he was on the right side of the issue.

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    1. I could not agree more and as I’m finding out more about why he left, I’m getting madder. This doesn’t sound at all like how Marvel’s operated their films in the MCU at all. Wright managed to adapt Scott Pilgrim. If he can do that, he can handle Ant-Man.

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      1. So true. And with the style of having a lot of energy in his movies and them never getting boring, he would have been perfect! But oh well, c’est la vie.

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