THIS JUST IN: Edgar Wright Leaves ‘Ant-Man,’ New Director TBA

I don’t think ANYONE saw this coming.

Edgar Wright

According to Entertainment Weekly, Wright and Marvel could not agree on the direction the film should take.

Marvel Studios and Wright issued a joint statement Friday announcing the news:

“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.”

Wright is most known for “The Cornetto Trilogy” (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End), starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

What do YOU guys and gals think of the departure? Who would YOU like to see take Wright’s place?


One Response to THIS JUST IN: Edgar Wright Leaves ‘Ant-Man,’ New Director TBA

  1. To be honest, I’m not surprised. All the Marvel films have comedic elements but are not comedies. Wright’s only proven track record is with comedy and a semi-regular troupe of performers.
    If Kevin Feige wants to try one of Wright’s contemporaries, he should look at Joe Cornish; that would be an interesting film.

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