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Douglass on Wright Leaving Ant-Man


By Robert T. Trate     June 07, 2014
Source: Mark Reilly

Ant-Man arrives July 17, 2015.
© Marvel Comics

Michael Douglass has come out and made a statement about Edgar Wright’s departure from Ant-Man. My favorite part of the interview is the use of the word “Vengeance”. Check out the interview below. 

In other news on the film. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that two more directors have surfaced in the Ant-Man debacle. Peyton Reed and David Wain are now Marvel’s new choices. Wain has ties to Ant-Man’s star Paull Rudd with Wanderlust and the upcoming They Came Together (June 21st). Reed’s credits include Bring it On, and Jim Carrey’s Yes Man. However, Reed’s ties to Marvel go back as far as developing the original Fantastic Four film. The same film that Tim Story took over. 

I think it is time that Marvel makes amends with Edgar Wright. This picture certainly seems doomed and in no way will make its July 17th, 2015 release date. 

Maniacs let’s put social media to work with the #makeitWRIGHTmarvel. Let’s start telling Marvel we want that man who envisioned Ant-Man on the big screen for some many years. It is his vision we want to see.

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reek 6/7/2014 8:56:07 AM

 OK, I hate to be the one nay sayer around here (although it's not like it's the first time), but I for one am inclined to trust Kevin Feige about parting ways with Wright.  I have nothing agaisnt Edgar Wright and have enjoyed all of his work but frankly I have enjoyed everything Marvel studios has done so far, much more.  If Feige was really worried that the movie Wright was going to turn in was going to be too much of a high-camp comedy, I trust his instincs.  All the scripts for the Marvel cinematic universe have very deftly used well written comedy to keep the tone from getting too heavy, but it's a fine line.  None of us know what Wright wanted to do with the script, but do you really want Ant Man to have the seriousness of Sean of the Dead?  Not saying that's what we would have gotten, but what if it was.  

Now I just realized I am defending Kevin Feige's judgement after a year and a half bitching about GoTG, and what a bad idea it was.  I'm conflicted.  Tell you what, if GoTG sucks as much ass as I think it will, I'll apologize and hop on the re-hire Wright bandwagon.  Otherwise, let's dance with the one that brought us and trust Marvel studios.



hanso 6/7/2014 10:13:55 AM

Bring it On is awesome!  Spirit fingers you bitc.hes, spirit fingers!

almostunbiased 6/7/2014 10:05:38 PM

Wright, who cares?  Did I some what enjoy The world's end?  Yea.  Did I like but not love Hot Fuzz?  Yea.  No big loss.  Though I guess I couldn't care less if Ant-man is made at all so maybe I'm not the one who should even care about the director.

ElBaz13 6/8/2014 8:15:55 PM

What a very diplomatic and safe thing to say from him.

Michael Douglas is definitely a cunning linguist.



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