Edgar Wright out as Ant-Man director

I heard that ATB’s Moses, John Boyega, will be in the new Star Wars but I’m trying to stay away from spoilers, so I don’t know who he plays. I hope it’s a good role for him.

Joss Whedon just posted this. A sign of solidarity, perhaps?

…okay: that makes sense. I saw Joss post that and it made no sense at all. Now it does. Thanks for clearing that up!

…couldn’t be anything but.

This twist will have layers. Wright isn’t a nobody. Wonder how it will be discussed. Whoever steps in will have an interesting time.

Shame. Before I heard about Ant-Man I was thinking Edgar Wright could do a great Marvel film. I’d be interested to hear the differences in vision.

Ang Lee’s movie sucked because he tried to make it too stylized. The others mentioned don’t have a signature style that is obvious when watching their films. Wright has a very specific style which I thought would conflict with the genre. I thought it would turn into more of a Wright movie rather than a superhero movie. If that were the case he would be better off doing what he was doing before. Unless Marvel wanted to do a parody which I doubt they are. They don’t want a Green Hornet. There was no way to know if my feelings were correct without seeing the finished product but it seems more likely now that I am.

An Ant-Man movie?! Seriously?!

I read this post in the Guardians of the Galaxy thread, and I must say, the idea really appeals to me:

I’d love to see a Marvel film with a lot of Edgar Wright in it, and if he’s a half-decent director he’ll be able to make something that’s clearly a Wright film without being all him.

Sure. There was a bit there when the character was sort of cool/interesting (when they introduced Scott Lang and tied him in with Iron Man). One of the interesting things about comics is when someone takes a languishing minor character or book and realizes it’s potential. The X-Men was practically dead when Marvel put two no-names on it because the company had nothing to lose; Daredevil as well. Ant-man could be a good movie in the right hands. I mean, it’s not Iron Fist…

i have no way of knowing if this is a legit scoop, or just hearsay bullshit, but there was this article this morning.


Am I the only one whose first exposure to Ant Man was that early Saturday Night Live sketch with a bunch of superheroes at a party at Superman’s place?

Garrett Morris’s portrayal will be hard to top.

It wouldn’t surprise me if that were exactly what happened. Wright and Cornish are close friends and Cornish wrote the screenplay Wright wanted to direct. If the rewrites so watered down Cornish’s script it was in essence a different movie, why would he want to direct it? If this is what happened, it’s perfectly logical for Wright to exit. He’d be showing support for Joe as well.

Cornish and Wright have been developing this script for years, so I can understand why they wanted out if Marvel wanted to rewrite it. Leaving it until this late stage seems like a bizarre decision by Marvel.

Antman needs an interesting director, because he’s such a second string character. Edgar Wright sounded like a perfect fit, so I hope this isn’t something Marvel goes on to regret.

Wonder if anyone at DC has thought about giving Edgar a call about a possible Atom movie?

I’d love to see the original script leaked someday.

My fear is that Disney/Marvel is starting to hone in on what they think a “Marvel” movie is…and Wright’s vision for Antman didn’t fit what they want for the Marvel-Universe,

Honestly I thought Ant-Man was a weird choice to begin with but they have the benefit of the doubt from me. This article says Disney is starting to take a more hand’s on approach to their Marvel Movies which is not a good sign.

Can anyone explain the Joss Whedon pic? I don’t get why it means what it seems to mean.

Edgar Wright directed and co-wrote the Cornetto Trilogy - Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End - so called because each of the films featured a Cornetto in some form.

I am just guessing, but it sounds to me as if Wright wanted this to be a satire comedy and Marvel started thinking “Uhh…we may have to use this character again. Do we really want him to be a comedic figure?”

^This. I really think the script was likely too quirky to fit the shared continuity they’re striving for with all the movies. I’ve no doubt the film would have been entertaining, a least to me and other fans of their work, but I can see where Marvel was coming from.