This year, Evangeline Lilly is the defacto queen of San Diego Comic-Con. Not only will the actress be on hand to promote the final Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she may be there for Marvel Studio’s Ant-Man, plus she’s finally fulfilling a lifelong dream. Lilly has always wanted to be a writer and she will debut her brand new book, The Squickerwonkers, at the Con with a panel and signing.
We had the pleasure of speaking to Lilly about all three of these things but in this, part one of our interview, we’ll focus on the film work and Comic-Con in general. We talked about her connections to the Convention, having been there for Lost, Hobbit and more. She gave us an update on the latest Hobbit and described the arc of Tauriel, her brand new character. The actress then skillfully evaded questions about Ant-Man, but also discussed Edgar Wright‘s departure. Finally, Lilly discussed what went wrong with Real Steel and the potential for a sequel.
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After working on Ant-Man for the better part of a decade, director Edgar Wright left the project earlier this summer. Eventually, he was replaced by Peyton Reed and the Marvel film is still on schedule for a July 2015 release. No one has come forward and flat-out said why Wright parted ways with Marvel and no one is likely to do so for some time. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, however, is currently doing press for Guardians of the Galaxy and said the split was amicable, and took place because of “creative differences.” He’s also said the film will retain the DNA both Wright and co-writer Joe Cornish created.
But what exactly does that mean? We know Marvel’s brought in multiple screenwriters to rewrite the script, and there had also been rumblings Wright storyboarded the whole film. Speaking with /Film, Feige admitted some of Wright’s visuals will end up in the movie. Read the full quote about the Edgar Wright Ant Man visuals below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
As soon as it was revealed that Edgar Wright was leaving Ant-Man, word began to spread that his take had been too out there for Marvel Studios. There were reports of script rewrites and nervous execs, and it wasn’t tough to imagine Wright’s idiosyncratic style clashing with Marvel’s controlled vision.
But that wasn’t really the case, according to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige. “It would have to be really out there to be too out there for us,” he insisted. Instead, he blames personality issues and an out-of-sync vision for the split. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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Almost any studio tentpole has a parade of different writers working on the script. Some get credit; many do not. In the case of Ant-Man, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish did most of the work, writing a series of drafts that got the film through development. But then a significant rewrite, said to be by frequent Marvel One-Shot writer Eric Pearson, led to Wright and Cornish departing the film. Adam McKay was hired to rewrite for new director Peyton Reed.
Now we’ve got a new set of names for the film. Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer have written the mooted Sabrina the Teenage Witch re-do, and the Magic Castle movie McG was once set to direct. They have reportedly come on board to do a last polish and then act as the on-set writers as the film is in production.
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Briefly: A new addition has been made to the cast of Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man, and he’s got a little Joker in him. David Dastmalchian, who played one of the Joker’s henchman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, has been cast in an unspecified role. Paul Rudd stars in the film, which is still scheduled for a July 2015 release. [Deadline]