Patrick Wilson And A Number Of Other Actors Depart Marvel's ANT-MAN

Patrick Wilson And A Number Of Other Actors Depart Marvel's ANT-MAN

The fallout of writer and director Edgar Wright's Ant-Man departure is still being felt as Patrick Wilson (Watchmen) has been forced to leave the project due to scheduling issues. Two more actors have also been written out, and you can get details on that right here!

We don't entirely know what to expect from Marvel's panel at Comic-Con tomorrow, but we do know three men who won't be there when the Ant-Man cast assembles on stage. Deadline reports that Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerard and Kevin Weisman will no longer appear in the movie, and though there's speculation that this is due to Edgar Wright's departure, Marvel insiders "adamantly dispute that"Instead, the site says that the characters played by Gerard (who appeared in the All Hail the King One-Shot) and Weisman (who I don't even remember being cast in the movie) were simply omitted in the new version of the script from Adam McKay. Wilson meanwhile has dropped out due to a scheduling conflict caused by the fact that production was delayed after Wright left and Yes Man's Peyton Reed took over. This is obviously very disappointing news, but far from the end of the world. After all, is there not a better role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Wilson than Crossfire? Oh, and Evangeline Lilly? She's totally playing The Wasp in this thing... 

Posted By:
Josh Wilding
Member Since 3/13/2009
Filed Under "Ant-Man" 7/25/2014 Source: Deadline
DISCLAIMER: is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
1 2 3 4 5
McNyagano - 7/25/2014, 2:23 PM

DannyRand1225 - 7/25/2014, 2:27 PM
well atleast with Wilson it is scheduling conflicts
Abary - 7/25/2014, 2:27 PM
[frick] NO what the hell is going on with this movie?! I've [frick]ing finished
DannyRand1225 - 7/25/2014, 2:28 PM
i am depressed now..this was suppose to be a fully awesome weekend
TheRationalNerd - 7/25/2014, 2:29 PM

Dag, I wonder if he was gong to actually play young Pym? Ah well, I'm still keeping the hope alive. lol My Instagram fam is pretty excited for this one when saw the Empire poster I posted.
dethpillow - 7/25/2014, 2:29 PM
wait so does it really sound like to you that Phoenix might be Doctor Strange?
TheRationalNerd - 7/25/2014, 2:29 PM
*when they saw*
Destined - 7/25/2014, 2:30 PM
Smh...this movie....
ScorpioRisin - 7/25/2014, 2:31 PM
Give the right backs already!
yossarian - 7/25/2014, 2:31 PM Phoenix IS Dr. Strange?
DannyRand1225 - 7/25/2014, 2:31 PM
i think Matt Gerard and Weisman may have had minor roles in the film..its sad about Wilson but atleast it is scheduling conflicts
Abary - 7/25/2014, 2:32 PM
Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerard and Kevin Weisman..... shit! That's unbelievable! Way too much now. Wright, I learned to accept, but now that so many more is leaving... I don't know what to think.
PAF - 7/25/2014, 2:32 PM
Maven - 7/25/2014, 2:32 PM
How the hell will this show at SDCC tomorrow?
PAF - 7/25/2014, 2:33 PM
It's a trend for Marvel to release bad news on Friday evenings. They're slick.
WhiteSAMURAI - 7/25/2014, 2:33 PM
At this point I think only 25% of the people that were excited when Edgar Wright was on board are still truly interested.
Doopie - 7/25/2014, 2:33 PM
I like Wilson but still, could be replaced by someone even better...
NightWatcher - 7/25/2014, 2:33 PM
I'm saying it now, Ant-man will be Marvel's greatest failure....Just cancel the project.
DaVinci31 - 7/25/2014, 2:33 PM

. . .
Darktower - 7/25/2014, 2:34 PM
Patrick Wilson is a better actor that Paul Rudd... and Marvel cuts him off.
wel i m happy.
PAF - 7/25/2014, 2:34 PM
Damn and I like Patrick.
ALegendaryPanda - 7/25/2014, 2:34 PM
WHAT THE [frick]??!! REALLY??
Omarvls - 7/25/2014, 2:34 PM
Even after all this

Antman will probably still be a hit

GotG has a 100% at Rotten Tomatoes after 25 reviews

Brainiac13 - 7/25/2014, 2:34 PM
Lol!.....It's a EW curse! Lol!

Shit man sound like bender now.

DannyRand1225 - 7/25/2014, 2:34 PM
File:Jesse - I feel so depressed.gif
Maven - 7/25/2014, 2:34 PM

That's Deadline talking.
DrunkenNukem - 7/25/2014, 2:35 PM
Patrick Wilson??? whyyy????

Im starting to dislike the production of this movie already..
TonyChu - 7/25/2014, 2:35 PM
Damn, I'm a fan of Patrick Wilson.
Omarvls - 7/25/2014, 2:35 PM
Antman will be the underdog, the little train that could,the ugly duckling of the Marvel universe
JAC - 7/25/2014, 2:35 PM
No F*CKING way! Are you serious???
DrDoom - 7/25/2014, 2:36 PM
Neither Joaquin Phoenix or Evangelline Lilly have been confirmed yet.
batz11 - 7/25/2014, 2:36 PM
I'm with you Ezio, that's a total buzz-kill...Wilson was a main reason I was excited for this move (Edgar the other, before he departed)...I'm sure it will be fine. I loved the suit in the concept poster...
ALegendaryPanda - 7/25/2014, 2:37 PM
I was just starting to get really excited for this movie again, and then THIS bullshit happens! I'm still looking forward to it but this [frick]ing sucks.
DannyRand1225 - 7/25/2014, 2:37 PM
there is an mtv interview with Lily and seems she is not even trying to deny it even though she is still denying it

arsonjack - 7/25/2014, 2:38 PM
charlie2094 - 7/25/2014, 2:38 PM
Sucks that Wilson left...they really needed to delay this film. Weren't they meant to start filming at the start of August and all this stuff is still happening...

Really starting to lose interest in this.
batz11 - 7/25/2014, 2:38 PM
Awesome, I think Phoenix will be unbelievable as Strange! Buzz is back baby!!!
DannyRand1225 - 7/25/2014, 2:39 PM
i really like Wilson but again, its not like he had disagreements with marvel or was scheduling..which means he still wanted to be a aprt of it..well this means he could have a bigger role in the future
DannyRand1225 - 7/25/2014, 2:41 PM
an august startdate is fine..first class had a ruahed production schedule and so did , regalrdess of what people think of it,Iron Man 3 and Avengers did also
McGee - 7/25/2014, 2:41 PM


Greenlight Black Panther and Ms. Bitch and we'll be square.
1 2 3 4 5

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.