Edgar Wright Departs Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man

23 May

Good day to you ladies and gentlemen, time for some film news and this is not the good kind and I just have to blog about it sooner rather than later. The following information comes from superherohype:


In a surprise announcement, Marvel Studios and Edgar Wright have revealed that Wright has departed Ant-Man. The official statement on the matter reads as follows:

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.

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.

Well I saw the article for this news story on Facebook and I thought my eyes were deceiving me, but then saw it wasn’t a joke and my heart sank. Honestly this is the worst news for us fans, Ant-Man has been in development for the longest time with Edgar Wright attached before the Marvel Cinematic Universe was even crafted into the unified awesomeness that it is now. All the news that’s been coming from this film from the story, cast and the Comic-Con footage, everything was coming together in a beautiful way and with Wright at the helm we all knew that it would be a great film… But now, now we get this news and everything pretty much falls apart and I’m just gutted, really gutted. In truth for me and a lot of other Marvel fans who aren’t comic book fans to the max, this film never sounded like an overly interesting solo film, but with Wright at the helm it made the film so much more intriguing especially considering his track record with films like Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and my personal favourite Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. But now unless Marvel Studios can film a capable director and convince fans that this’ll still be a great film then this film has pretty much lost a lot of its credibility. And then there’s this talk of creative differences, Marvel have a lot of problems in that area especially with music composers too, but I hope that Marvel aren’t that difficult to work with and that they are not the type of company to stifle creativity. But hey no one knows what happened behind the scenes, I just hope that Marvel can rectify this. Looks like DC fans have some smiling and laughing to do at us Marvel people due to our recent loss.

So what do you think of this news? Be sure to comment below and let me know. 😀


Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Films, Media


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2 responses to “Edgar Wright Departs Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man

  1. kierontownend

    May 23, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    To me it seems like they had a difference of opinion on the way the movie should go. Marvel clearly have a distinct vision and I’m guessing Wright wanted to do things a little differently, and failing to compromise meant he had to walk away.

  2. Tim The Film Guy

    May 24, 2014 at 11:22 am

    That’s disappointing 😦


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