Ant-Man

Last week, Edgar Wright suddenly departed from Marvel Studio’s big screen adaptation of Ant-Man, with an official statement citing “differences in their vision of the film” as reasons for the “amicable” split. Marvel Studios says they still plan to have Ant-Man in theaters for the announced July 17th 2015 release date, and Marvel has already begun a search for a new director. The movie will have to begin filming this Summer to make that date, so an announcement will likely come soon. So who should replace Edgar Wright to direct Ant-Man? I explore this question in the article below.

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Will ‘Ant-Man’ Be Delayed?

Ant-Man delay

When Marvel announced Edgar Wright‘s departure from Ant-Man last weekend, they made a point of emphasizing that the long-gestating superhero adventure would not budge from its July 17, 2015 release date.

But as much as Marvel would like for that to happen — and as much as Marvel would like fans to believe that it will happen — that summer 2015 bow is looking less and less realistic as more details emerge about the split.

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Edgar Wright on The World's End set

We interrupt your Memorial Day weekend for a potential update on Friday’s biggest story.

Late Friday afternoon Marvel announced director Edgar Wright left Ant-Man, a film he’d been attached to since 2006, “due to differences in their vision of the film.” The statement said “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.”

That made the reason for Wright’s departure seem benign. However a new, unconfirmed report goes against that. Latino Review reports the reason Wright left the project is Marvel hired two writers to “homogenize” his and Joe Cornish’s script and the result was so unlike the film they wanted to make, he left. Is this true? Well, Joss Whedon and Simon Pegg might have some clues. Read much more below. Read More »

Ant-Man reel

There’s no good spin on the news filmmaker Edgar Wright has decided to leave Marvel’s Ant-Man. Wright is one of our most exciting cinematic voices, with a small but powerful resume that had film fans salivating over his take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, his version of the film is something we’ve always assumed would happen, as Wright was attached to Ant-Man back in 2006, long before Iron Man kicked off the current crop of Marvel Studios films.

But now, because of creative differences, Wright has removed himself from the July 2015 film. A replacement is to be announced. So what do we, as film fans, do? We take to Twitter to bitch.

Below, we’ve grabbed the best Twitter responses to Edgar Wright leaving Ant Man. Some funny, some poignant, even some with potentially cryptic knowledge of the backstory. Check them out below. Read More »

‘Ant-Man’ Loses Edgar Wright

Ant-Man

Ant-Man is getting new director. Edgar Wright has just dropped out of the Marvel movie, owing to “differences in their vision of the film.” Paul Rudd is still leading the cast of the superhero film, which also stars Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly. More details after the jump.

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Before we knew there was going to be an Avengers movie, we knew Edgar Wright wanted to make Ant-Man. Wright was on stage at San Diego Comic-Con in 2006 when Kevin Feige first teased the collective Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then, Marvel has produced ten films in the same continuity with the eleventh, Avengers: Age of Ultron, currently in production.

Once that’s out, Phase Three will kick off with Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. It’s a film that has not only been in development for a long time, but, according to Kevin Feige, had some direct influence in how they built the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the first two phases. Because Feige and the rest of Marvel knew what Wright, along with co-writer Joe Cornish, wanted to do with Ant-Man, that helped paved the path for The Avengers. Read More »

Ant-Man Matt Gerald

The cast of Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man comes from all over the world of film and television. But to find the latest addition, Marvel didn’t even have to look outside the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Matt Gerald, who appeared as White Power Dave in the Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King, has reportedly boarded Ant-Man in a villainous role. Gerald joins a colorful cast that also includes Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, and Corey Stoll. More details after the jump.

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‘Ant-Man’: Corey Stoll in Talks for Role

Ant-Man Corey Stoll

Here’s the latest addition to Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man: Corey Stoll of House of Cards and Non-Stop is reportedly in talks to take a role in the film. Stoll joins a supporting cast that also includes Michael Pena, Evangeline Lilly, and Patrick Wilson. Paul Rudd is playing Scott Lang, the lead character who steals Ant-Man technology from Dr. Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas. Read More »

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