AVENGERS Director Joss Whedon Shows Support For Edgar Wright

AVENGERS Director Joss Whedon Shows Support For Edgar Wright

Marvel's The Avengers director Joss Whedon has apparently sided with dumped Ant Man helmer Edgar Wright, as he posted a very interesting photo tweet today. Click to see what it is!

Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers) posted a photo today of himself holding a Cornetto ice cream in the air and his head bowed solemnly. The pose echos that of the civil rights protest of the 1968 Olymics and is likely a reaction to the recent news that Edgar Wright (The Cornetto Trilogy) has left the production of Marvel's Ant Man after a dispute with Marvel Studios. 

Could Marvel's most powerful director be siding with Wright? Is this trouble in paradise for Marvel Studios? Sound off below.


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Jollem - 5/24/2014, 5:00 AM
joss is a good person. people in fancy suits, on the other hand...
NoMore - 5/24/2014, 5:01 AM
Joss and Kevin Feige from Marvel are both on Wright's side. Stop be haters.
batz11 - 5/24/2014, 5:06 AM
They should make a movie about this break-up, now this is getting good!...
QuestiontheAnswer - 5/24/2014, 5:10 AM
He's on the right side. Am I Wright?
Sumitsjc - 5/24/2014, 5:10 AM
It's too let now.
Kurne - 5/24/2014, 5:12 AM
Haven't heard from Joss in awhile.
Maestro - 5/24/2014, 5:14 AM
It's a business, and is surely to tussle done feathers if in fact what happened actually happened, all speculation. I'll be honest I wasn't a fan of what Edgar wright was trying to do, especially the age problem. So I'm not going to act like marvel is unwarranted in taking an issue with it.

But my whole thing is, the only reason they would have their own staff edit the script, is if it conflicts with something now continuity wise, or will in the future. And marvel works hard to keep everything in tact, though the universe is growing really fast. This isn't easy. This is my guys as to why it happened, and Edgar most likely didn't like what he was left with.

That's why a director like joss works so well. He understand the lore and the significance of continuity and reputation of the comic book form on the big screen, which requires working around creative limitations as he did as a comic book writer, one can't write one comic book that jeopardizes stories of other comics within the universe. Same thing is happening here.

Overall I think he is saddened that wright had to leave, but also understands why marvel did what they did.
Kurne - 5/24/2014, 5:14 AM
I'm sure Edgar and Joss have worked together at some point. Heck, Wright might have been the one that asked him to pull Wasp out of Avengers (or placed the idea of her being in it :P).
Jollem - 5/24/2014, 5:18 AM
it's too bad the mcu extremists fans have been nasty and shitty little creatures for years, tho
batz11 - 5/24/2014, 5:20 AM
I'm seriously really bummed though, Edgar was the main reason for my excitement for this movie...but the MCU is bigger than any director, I know that sucks in some respects, but my admiration for what Marvel has done creating a cinematic universe is unprecedented...gotta believe they did what they had to do for the greater good...at least I'm hoping it will work out o.k. and everything will be just fine in the long run...
Brainiac13 - 5/24/2014, 5:21 AM
He's probably the only one given creative control.
Odin - 5/24/2014, 5:23 AM
Cool pic Joss
MightOfMagneto - 5/24/2014, 5:26 AM
Maestro - 5/24/2014, 5:34 AM

Wait what? Lol what does Marvel "extremist fans" have to do with the article? Do you need to find a way to troll EVERY marvel article?
mgeoff88 - 5/24/2014, 5:37 AM
Joss Whedon is showing support for Edgar Wright leaving Ant-Man. I'm still pretty bummed about it.

He was really passionate about the character. The next director they get won't have that same passion.

I mean, if it wasn't for Edgar Wright, Marvel Studios wouldn't even have an Ant-Man movie.
Starkasm - 5/24/2014, 5:38 AM
Time will tell.

No one is bigger than the film. It has to fit in with the rest of the MCU.
Brainiac13 - 5/24/2014, 5:38 AM


Jollem - 5/24/2014, 5:40 AM
@maestro - marvel studios is the bestest. they are pure and true and brave and holy and stalwart and valiant. nolanites suck. singerites suck. foxites suck. sonyites suck. everything else but marvel studios sucks. that has been what's going on this site for years on a daily basis. why change course all of a sudden?
jimoakley666 - 5/24/2014, 5:46 AM
Shit about to hit the fan?
NovaCorpsFan - 5/24/2014, 5:49 AM
Ah, the Cornetto. Best possible way off showing support to ANYONE. Really hope Edgar doesn't completely lose and remains as something of an overseer.
CoulsonLives - 5/24/2014, 5:50 AM
Whedon is doing the Wright thing!
Am I Wright?
Bekss - 5/24/2014, 5:50 AM
For James and Kevin: Was there ever a time when you had very opposing visions on a scene or character and how did you resolve that issue?

James Gunn: Every day. But the great thing about Kevin and me working together is that neither one of us have big egos about what we're doing. What's important is always creating the best movie possible, not getting what we want just because we think we're right. The truth is we agree 99% of the time. Those times that we don't, we talk about it, argue about it. Usually one of us wins the argument (our editors Fred Raskin and Craig Wood are often a part of these). In those times no one wins we screen both versions and see what the audiences think. But, again, this has been over relatively minor stuff. Also, I trust Kevin on a lot of big issues and I think he trusts me a lot when it comes to comedy and character stuff. It's a really fun and enlivening partnership.
SuperCat - 5/24/2014, 6:03 AM
Agree with @batz. Wright was one of the main reasons I was excited for this movie. Was really looking forward to seeing what he would do with the characters. Now, we'll probably get some "yes man" director who will jump through hoops for Marvel. Marvel, you done f*cked up :(
sameoldthing - 5/24/2014, 6:08 AM
Getting "antsy" to hear the truth from the actual parties involved.
Want them to discuss it & not hear rumors only.
Nubase - 5/24/2014, 6:09 AM
this just shows that marvel studios is the not the perfect studio that it makes out to be, the people in suits are the ones running the machine, feige who has been very very quiet is just the puppet who says what the men in suits tell him to say.

Many top directors wil stay clear of marvel because of this, expect gunn, russo, whedon, taylor to direct more movies at marvel studios now rather then the ones they already did.

Whedon did the right thing, he had to, feige on the other cannot say a damn thing cos he can't

it would not surprise me that the antman movie gets postponed for while
JoeMomma29 - 5/24/2014, 6:09 AM
I like how the Marvelites have started to blame Wright and that it is all for the best............ so sad so sad!
batmanvsuperman - 5/24/2014, 6:10 AM
Marvels slipping y'all been doing good so far don't [frick] up and let Dc catch ;) or nah
batmanvsuperman - 5/24/2014, 6:11 AM
Catch up^^
JoeMomma29 - 5/24/2014, 6:15 AM
This is the only down fall of a shared universe, all movies have to connect and it will make some talented directors to think twice about directing a movie for Marvel Studios.
OpticBlastWins - 5/24/2014, 6:18 AM
I like how people are blaming marvel and saying they are messing up... have we seen anything yet. Maybe Wrights vision is what was mixed up. Though i do love Wrights work, he does get credit for the original screen play, and he isnt a proven big budget director. Lets see where this goes
Bekss - 5/24/2014, 6:20 AM
Who are this yes-men you are talking about? That's just stupid.
In TIH Norton had the control thanks for his big ego.
Jon Favreau had control of Ironman 1 and nobody said nothing about Thor and Cap.
The avenger, Marvel had a big part in the desicions of that movie (not just the ones you don't like).
Ironman 3, complete control on director and writer.
Thor 2, the only thing. marvel change was Loki's dead.
Cap2, anyone wil say something bad about it? No?
Kayo - 5/24/2014, 6:26 AM
LOL, look at this dc fanboys wanted MS to fail.
Highflyer - 5/24/2014, 6:27 AM
@Bekss It isn't ego when they promise you control and don't deliver.
charlie2094 - 5/24/2014, 6:30 AM
Still can't believe this happened...hopefully this is Joss showing support for Edgar, he was super passionate about the film, sucks for him to go.

Marvel has had a tendency to do this though, look at even Thor 2, could clearly tell Taylor wasn't that happy and that there was a lot of interference...

Of course some will now defend Marvel, because they can do no wrong. I love them, but they screwed up letting Edgar go. They knew exactly what he wanted to make, wouldn't have entered pre-production if they weren't happy with it
charlie2094 - 5/24/2014, 6:33 AM
This is why a lot of directors don't do big-budget stuff, because they don't have any control or input.

With big films like this, the real power is with the studio and the producer, the director is there to call the shots and get the thing delivered exactly as they want it
Spock0Clock - 5/24/2014, 6:45 AM
Joss gonna Joss.
SuperCat - 5/24/2014, 6:49 AM
@ Bekss

I'll assume your post was directed at me since I'm the only one that mentioned "yes man." Won't respond to your "thats's just stupid" remark because its not my style. By the way, your post has a few grammatical errors.
TheRationalNerd - 5/24/2014, 6:51 AM
Every things always a joke with Joss. lol From movies to serious moments like these. lol I'm sure he knows the film will be alright.
batz11 - 5/24/2014, 6:51 AM
lol SC, always staying classy :)
charlie2094 - 5/24/2014, 6:51 AM

For sure, not knowing the real reason sucks, could potentially be a legit reason for it. As it is, just sounds like they wanted to change to much that Wright didn't and decided to leave instead of change his vision
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