Edgar Wright Leaves Marvel's Ant Man After Differences In Vision With The Studio
Edgar Wright will no longer be directing Marvel's Ant Man movie. An announcement was made today that Wright had left the Marvel project after an amicable split between the British Director and the Studio. Variety are reporting that Marvel have already secured a new director for the project, although there is no news on who that is just yet.
According to the statement, Wright and Marvel parted company "due to differences in their vision of the film", but read into that what you will. With a director like Wright at the helm, Ant Man was always going to be a very different proposition to previous Marvel offerings and many thought that it was a match made in heaven with Wright seemingly well-placed to capture the humor that has become synonymous with the character.
Along with Attack the Block's Joe Cornish, Wright penned the script for Ant Man and had previously described his vision as more of a 'Heist Movie' than an out and out 'actioner'.
Marvel have confirmed that the change in directorial charge will not impact the movie's release date which is set for July 2015.
Ant Man will star Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas.