File under “Sucks”: Edgar Wright isn’t directing the Ant-Man movie anymore.
The signing of the Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim Vs The World writer/director built up a considerable amount of buzz around a project that wouldn’t necessarily have been high on a lot of people’s lists. Ant-Man, a classic Avenger who’s powers include the ability to shrink down to insect size, grow into a giant and command ant armies, was always a quirky addition to Marvel‘s ever-expanding Avengers film empire, and Wright’s selection was seen as a promising sign.
But it seems Wright’s visually distinctive style and anarchic storytelling was a little too heady for Marvel & Disney, who released a statement explaining the decision to let him go:
“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.”
We’re yet to find out of Wright’s exit will impact the cast of the film, which includes Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll.
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