Edgar Wright And MARVEL Break Up; ANT-MAN Still Said To Be Moving Ahead


ant-manSome incredibly shocking news is breaking right now- director Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios are parting ways over Ant-Man due to the standard explanation of ‘creative differences.’ The Wrap is reporting that Wright has exited the film that was set to begin filming very soon with Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas starring. Wright has been working on Ant-Man on and off since 2006, well before the formation of the connected Marvel Cinematic Universe and even the first Iron Man movie. Both Wright and Marvel have been very vocal about their love for one another and the vision they have for the film, so this news hits especially hard for those waiting to see the long gestating film actually happen.

The site was able to get a statement about the breakup. While it doesn’t really do anything to reveal what happened to cause the split, it does stress that it was an amicable split:

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.

Obviously any number of things could have happened, but the knee-jerk reaction is that Wright wanted a little more control than Marvel are willing to give their directors. The studio never gives final cut choice to their directors, and that seems like something Wright might like to have. That’s just speculation, but it’s as good a guess as any. With the statement mentioning that the film will find a new director and keep its July 17th release date for next year, it will be interesting to see what happens next. Marvel will have to find a director rather quickly and there may or may not be some recasting taking place. What do you think about this stunning news? Who would you like to see take over the reigns for Wright? Stay tuned to CBT for all the latest developments about Ant-Man and Wright‘s departure.

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