"I think it's a terrible shame. I think 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've got to expect him or her to make a 'such and such' film, an Edgar Wright film, and that's what that script was … I can't say too much about it, because obviously it's not my thing, but it's their loss."
- Simon Pegg tells Sky Movies his thoughts on the news of Edgar Wright's decision to leave Marvel's Ant-Man.
In the wake of director Edgar Wright's departure from Marvel's Ant-Man movie, THR reports that the studio is now considering a new set of directors that includes a few known for helming comedy hits. Sources report that Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, We're the Millers), Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), and Paul Rudd's Anchorman director Adam McKay are all on the shortlist to replace Wright, though "no decision has been made yet." Rumored to also be up for consideration is Warm Bodies writer/director Jonathan Levine, but one of THR's sources denied he had been approached for the project. In any case, the news that Marvel is in [...]
Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, The World's End) is leaving Marvel's Ant-Man. Here's the statement from Marvel and Wright announcing his departure (via The Wrap):
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.
Edgar Wright signed on to direct the film, which as of now will star Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, for Marvel [...]