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!
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?!