Ant-Man needs a new king of the anthill as Director Edgar Wright departs

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Here’s a bit of a stunner. Edgar Wright has left Marvel Studios’ “Ant Man.”

“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.”

Wright, the director of “Hot Fuzz,” was going to make his big blockbuster debut with “Ant-Man” and had been actively promoting it as long as 2006. There’s no info as to what led to the parting of ways, but it sounds like a new director is going to be announced very soon.

 

  • Fred

    Surprised indeed, whoa. It looks like Marvel already has their eye on the new director they want. This might turn out to be a good move because Wright strikes me as a more comedic director.

  • Wonder if he was making it too jokey and Marvel wanted to tone that down?

  • Fred

    Jeff that’s exactly what I was thinking. I know about a year or so ago they we’re saying ‘Ant-Man’ would have a lot of comedic overtones to it which Wright is obviously known for. That being said I think the MCU is headed in a more serious route as shown in ‘Cap 2’, but it still had some nicely done funny moments, they we’re just perfectly timed and dialed in just right. Now GOTG appears to have some pretty strong comedic moments in, but I think that film is more of the exception to the role because of it’s strange diverse characters and surroundings. And eventhough I’m not the biggest ‘Ant-Man’ fan, from my knowledge of the character I’ve known him to be ridiculously funny and comedic anyway. Now I could be dead wrong here, but just maybe Wright didn’t have enough of the dramatic tone Marvel was looking for in this film, who knows man lol.

  • Ben

    I really hope this movie works. It’s one if the more unusual but cooler superheroes. Had high hopes because Wright was clearly a fan who had a lot of faith and time for the character.

  • Me too. This is probably the first MS movie I’m getting a bit worried about. If it works it opens up another genre for them to work with, but I have some doubts.

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