Simon Pegg Says Edgar Wright Ant-Man Didn't Fit With "Particular Thing"
created 06/13/2014 - 10:51am, updated 06/13/2014 - 10:52am
We basically get a confirmation from Simon Pegg as to why Edgar Wright was let go from the Ant-Man movie.
The official statement said Edgar Wright left over creative differences with Marvel, and now Pegg, who read Wright's script, says it's because Ant-Man didn't fit with something else.
I think it's a terrible shame. I get why perhaps it's happened. I think maybe they want a particular thing in line with a particular other thing. But if you hire a director who has a particular vision, you have got to expect him or her to make a "such and such" film. An "Edgar Wright" film. And that's what that script was. It was interesting and the character had a real journey.
Simon Pegg doesn't state what that something else is, but it's not too hard to guess that Disney and Marvel probably wanted Ant-Man to fit with the rest of the Marvel Studios universe or perhaps to be more connected to another Marvel film.
Marvel has since announced Peyton Reed will be directing Ant-Man, with Adam McKay coming onboard for rewrites (i.e. to get Ant-Man to fit in).
"Ant-Man" has a July 17, 2015 release starring Michael Douglas as Hank Pym and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang.
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