Edgar Wright no longer set to direct Marvel’s Ant-Man


Well this is shocking news as Marvel has announced that both Edgar Wright and Marvel decided to part ways. This is coming after Wright has developed Ant-Man since 2006. In addition, Wright, along with co-writer, Joe Cornish wrote the screenplay for the film as well.

Marvel issued a statement regarding the matter, “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 statement read. “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.”

With the announcement of a new director “coming shortly” leads me to believe that this was in the works for a while now. It sucks that after years of developing the project that they would part due to “differences in their vision of the film.” Especially since he was deep in pre-production on the film, preparing to shoot with a cast that includes Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Patrick Wilson, Corey Stoll and Evangeline Lilly. This happened previously with Patty Jenkins and Marvel when both decided to leave because of their creative differences on Thor: The Dark World.

Now we’ll have to wait and see who takes over, but it’s hard not to feel sad about the news at this development. After all, we’ve waited to see his take on the character for years – but hopefully Marvel has found the right person to take over.

Ant-Man shrinks into theaters on July 17, 2015.

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