ANT-MAN: Edgar Wright Is No Longer The Director

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ANT-MAN: Edgar Wright Is No Longer The Director

This is terrible, terrible news. 

Edgar Wright won't direct Ant-Man after all. While he had put together an amazing cast for his big Marvel film, including Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, he is now out of the project due to creative differences with the studio. A statement was released (via The Hollywood Reporter), confirming that Ant-Man will still be released on July 17, 2015, but from now on it will not be an Edgar Wright film. 

"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."

Who do you think will be this new director? Are you still interested in the project? Feel free to comment.

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Silent RoccoMay 23, 2014 5:22 PM

Better than creating some shitty film just for the studio's sake. Right, Michel Gondry? :D

UilickMcGeeMay 23, 2014 5:37 PM

While I'm not against an Ant Man movie, I just can't see it coming together successfully. It seems like the sort of thing that's so left of field from other superhero movies, that there would be a lot of cooks in the kitchen, tweaking and modifying it into a complete mess...

Hallvard Monostone ØstbyMay 23, 2014 5:51 PM

I agree with you But I kind of liked Green Hornet. Thought it was amusing pop corn stuff,

GuestMay 23, 2014 6:10 PM

That guy can't catch a break.

Pa Kent Says MaybeMay 23, 2014 8:01 PM

Says the guy who will be first in line for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY because it has an AVENGERS stinger attached to its ass.

Pa Kent Says MaybeMay 23, 2014 8:02 PM

Like Rocco said, "Shitty."

Stuart MullerMay 23, 2014 9:54 PM

I find this hard to swallow. Wright has been attached to this project since 2006. How are they only discovering their differences for the vision of the film now?

ColinJMay 23, 2014 11:26 PM

You hear that sound...?

That's my interest plummeting through the floor.

Silent RoccoMay 24, 2014 12:22 AM

It was watchable but lacked ANY personal Gondry signature. Like he was on vacation and let the studio team simply run down the checklist.

UilickMcGeeMay 24, 2014 6:21 AM

I won't be actually. I've seen the trailers for GOTG, but I don't get the appeal. That's my loss, and I certainly hope I'm wrong about it.

Pa Kent Says MaybeMay 24, 2014 7:40 AM

Fair enough. But why, oh why, would that be YOUR loss?

You will have avoided yet another gerbil movie that people like to go to just as hamsters like to spin in a wheel. You may, as an alternative, go to the beach or read a book. Even, attend to a chore you've been putting off. Many more rewarding activities are available to you. I see this as only a benefit.

Why hope against your personal growth?

The loss will be the studio's because they don't get yours (or mine) IMAX 3D upcharge. Yet, I think they'll be alright, too.

Marcel SamsonMay 24, 2014 6:00 PM

What's wrong about having some stupid fun for 2 hours? Not every movie has to be a deep rewarding experience...

Pa Kent Says MaybeMay 25, 2014 11:47 AM

Do you know that for a fact? Have you ever seen any movies that weren't two hours of "stupid fun?" Does all "fun" have to, necessarily, be "stupid?" If you've ever had a deep rewarding experience, why would you volunteer to turn yourself into a mindless drone for two hours instead of trying to have one of those again?

So many questions, so little time. Life's too short.

Marcel SamsonMay 25, 2014 2:42 PM

What does this have to do with facts?

Well, the "fact" that I can enjoy things like classical music, arthouse films, theater, opera etc, does not mean I cannot enjoy going on a rollercoaster ride in Disneyland, go go-karting, or watch things explode on the big screen. One thing doesn't exclude another.

I never said fun equals stupid. Fun equals whatever you want dude.

Besides, life's pretty long, if you ask me ;).

Pa Kent Says MaybeMay 25, 2014 4:40 PM

Ah, but you used "stupid" and "fun" together, as if they are the same thing. Most people always do when they are rationalizing their dumbest choices.

You never answered any of my questions, and that's OK. They were rhetorical. But, I will answer one of yours...No, you cannot enjoy "go-karting." That is something which does not exist.

Sorry. I can't help being Spelling Prick.

And, yeah, on second thought, I agree with you. Life is long. very long. And too much time, much too much, is wasted on stupid, stupid, stupid fun.

Marcel SamsonMay 25, 2014 4:50 PM

OK, so two words put together means they are the same thing. Check.

Here, let me spell check your post for you: "I can't help being a Prick."

I'm also truly sorry for not having English as my native language. You can add that to my ever growing list of flaws, right next to having stupid fun.

Life may be long, but not long enough to waste arguing with guys who seem to have a superiority complex.

Marvelous_MarleyMay 25, 2014 7:33 PM

I still wonder how great a Stephen Chow version of Green Hornet could have been instead if the Gondry disaster

Todd BrownMay 26, 2014 9:18 AM

Chow, if anything, would have gotten even LESS respect / freedom from the studio. No matter how big his fanbase in Asia is he's an unknown in North America and would've been directing in English for the first time.