My Soul is Crushed – Director Edgar Wright Has Stepped Away From Ant-Man

I don’t even know how to process this news. It’s heart-breaking. It’s disastrous. It’s apocalyptic! Edgar Wright, director of some of my most favorite films, like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, has stepped away from directing Ant-Man for Marvel Studios! I just…I’m speechless! I was looking forward to Wright’s Ant-Man more than Avengers: Age of Ultron! This is the worst news in the pop culture world!

I had a dream, once…

This was the statement released by Marvel today:

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.

Ugh. I just don’t know what to think. Ant-Man was going to be legendary. It was going to be the best Marvel film. Everything was lined up perfectly. Wright has been attached to the film since 2006!

What the heck went wrong?!

About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on May 23, 2014, in Avengers, Marvel, Movies and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Excuse me while I’ll rot for an eternity. Sorry, but Ant-Man is my 2nd favourite hero (behind Daredevil) and this is heart breaking as I LOVE EDGAR WRIGHT and this was his Marvel project dammit. I’m going to cry an ocean right now.

  2. Joe McCormick

    I wonder what the difference in vision of the film? But this is horrible news, Scott Pilgrim is my favorite movie and I was really excited

    • Glad to find another Scott Pilgrim fan! That movie was amazing!

      And the Internet rumor, via Latino Review, is that Marvel did their own script rewrite to make the film more homogenized to the MCU, and Wright balked, thinking Marvel had lost faith in him as a creator.

  3. Joe McCormick

    Scott Pilgrim really was great!

    But I never know if I can trust Latino Review, but this sounds like it could be true, Edgar Wright has always been a perfectionist when it came to his movies so it would make sense that it would make him want to leave.

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