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Edgar Wright Will No Longer Direct Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Film

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05/25/2014 5:00 pm
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Edgar Wright Will No Longer Direct Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Film
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Margie Patton

Staff Writer @MargiePatton

A massive shockwave hit the Marvel movie fandom on May 23rd when the company announced that Edgar Wright would no longer be directing the live-action Ant-Man film. Marvel and Wright released a joint statement saying that the split was “due to differences in their vision of the film” and that “the decision to move on” was “amicable.” While directors leaving films is nothing new in Hollywood, Wright’s departure took most fans by surprise, considering his deep commitment to the project and genuine enthusiasm for the material. Wright has been involved in the project for over eight years now and also co-wrote the script. One source for Latino Review claimed that the split was due to Wright’s unhappiness with a massive script re-write by new writers ordered by Marvel a few months ago. As the director of quirky and bizarrely witty films such as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, many fans saw the edgy Wright as the perfect choice to helm a movie based on a non-traditional comic character such as Ant-Man. Marvel will announce a new director for Ant-Man soon. The company plans to stick with the film’s July 17th, 2015 release date. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

     

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