Edgar Wright No Longer Directing Marvel’s Ant-Man

Ant-Man. Marvel Studios.

Edgar Wright. Comic Book Resources. Spinoff. Just over an hour ago, it was reported that Edgar Wright is leaving the director’s chair of Marvel’s phase 3 film: Ant-Man. The reason given is as follows from Deadline:

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.

I’m surprised that his exit had to do with vision differences since Marvel is known to hand the reins of their films over to their directors as long as it is within the boundaries of the Universe’s future plans plot wise. I’m really disappointed by this news. It would have been nice to see Wright’s take on the superhero genre having done fun films such as The World’s End and Hot Fuzz.

Ardo Omer

Ardo Omer

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