Director Edgar White Leaves Ant-Man!
In a surprising development, director Edgar White has exited the upcoming Marvel Ant-Man movie over “creative differences” with the studio. Wright had been attached to the project since its inception in 2006, before Marvel even launched its intertwined Cinematic Universe with the first Iron Man movie; Wright’s vision for Ant-Man in fact reportedly helped shape the Cinematic Universe.
“Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Ant-Man due to differences in their visions of the film,” read a statement released on Friday. “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.”
Wright has earned acclaim for his kinetic, comic-like films such as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and his collaborations with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End.
The film is set to star Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, as well as Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena, and Patrick Wilson.
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