Simon Pegg Weighs In On Edgar Wright's ANT-MAN Exit

Simon Pegg Weighs In On Edgar Wright's ANT-MAN Exit

The English actor and frequent Edgar Wright-collaborator has previously shared his thoughts via Twitter, but now actor Simon Pegg discusses the fiasco surrounding Ant-Man during a video interview.

"I Feel lucky that I got to read Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish’s Ant-Man script," Simon Pegg posted to Twitter earlier this week, following Marvel's announcement that Peyton Reed would take over Ant-Man directing duties. "Daring, fun, funny, and hugely exciting; shame we won't see it," he added. During a recent video interview with Sky Movies, the English actor further expressed his thoughts on Marvel and Wright's unexpected departure. "I think it’s a terrible shame," he said (via HeyUGuys). "I get why perhaps it’s happened. 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. That’s what that script was and it was interesting. The characters had a real journey. I can’t really say too much about it because obviously it’s not my thing, but it’s their loss." What do you think?

Anyhow, with Peyton Reed directing, Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena and Patrick Wilson, and will release July 17, 2015.

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JoeMomma29 - 6/13/2014, 6:23 AM
I am just curious how this movie will turn out now.......
shabat - 6/13/2014, 6:24 AM
Wouldn't expect him to say any different.
JoeMomma29 - 6/13/2014, 6:24 AM
Oh yeah Simon hit the head of the nail dead on with his comment.
Phronesis - 6/13/2014, 6:27 AM
@JoeMomma29 You can't really say that as you have no idea how the script is.
JoeMomma29 - 6/13/2014, 6:29 AM
@ Phronesis

Ummmmm Duh! Read my comment again, I put I am curious how the movie will come out.........
SageMode - 6/13/2014, 6:32 AM
This is just my speculation......

Being that Wright had the Ant-Man script under his belt for like what 6-8 years, I'm guessing Wright's vision didn't mesh well with the MCU and was outdated, Marvel wanted it to be so and Wright didn't want to change it, hence, the departure.
Jollem - 6/13/2014, 6:33 AM

you're usually a chatty cathy. poppin' off at the lip. why you quiet now, huh?

we want answers. don't be afraid. man up
Kurne - 6/13/2014, 6:40 AM

Funny considering you're usually quiet on the Singer threads.
whoa123 - 6/13/2014, 6:43 AM
"It's their loss" damn straight.
dethpillow - 6/13/2014, 6:44 AM
Jollem is ready for people to "man up".

he needs answers, he does. he's not gonna let this rest, no.
someone is gonna have to "man up".

i agree Jollem, i think we definitely need to get to the heart of the problem here.
especially in light of this video and all the light being shed upon the murder scene.

the murderscene of Edgar Wright's Ant-Man.
i think too many people have been traipsing thru the evidence
like little gadflies, Jollem, and they've been probably erasing fingerprints and taking home 'souvenirs', if u catch my drift.

someone needs to "man up"...!
if not Feige then who? who will answer for this homicide of a movie?

who indeed?
ask not for whom the bell tolls,
for i fear, today, it doth toll for Edgar Wright's Ant-Man.

i never thought i'd say this... but someone needs to "man up" for this.

and i applaud your efforts, Jollem, in this matter at least.
we stand on the same side of the apple tree today.

kudos, good man.
MexicanSexyman - 6/13/2014, 6:45 AM
@ Joe, I hope it turns out decent. I was looking forward to this film more than Avengers AoU and the Fantastic Four reboot, but it is in third place for cbm next year for me now.
Maven - 6/13/2014, 6:47 AM
Really don't like the idea of McKay touching the script...
Enphlieuwince - 6/13/2014, 6:47 AM
He's a good friend. I couldn't imagine him saying otherwise. The interesting thing is he said "An Edgar Wright film" and I can't help but wonder exactly what that translates to. It's quite possible that while it would have been a great, entertaining film, it may not have fit into the MCU. And that is very important to the people writing the checks at this point. Yes, his vision is important but you have to be a team player too. Or not, right?
dethpillow - 6/13/2014, 6:48 AM
and keep "manning it up" cuz obviously there is no skipper
at the wheel of this floating dreadnaught.

no.... it is cast adrift across the senseless seas,
as the blind idiot god does stare down and drool upon it's tilted ankleshaft.

i have given up ankles in protest in fact.
in order to band together.

"Man Up... or Clam Up!"

that will be my chant, ever heard like a dull dying siren's song thru the sickening night of this tombwatching.

Man Up... or Clam Up!
Jollem - 6/13/2014, 6:48 AM
@Kurne - singer is a quality film-maker. i expect that to be another "elmo" or "michael jackson" situation where the parents want money. that, by the way, is a personal matter. this situation is about cbms
Jollem - 6/13/2014, 6:49 AM
@dethpillow - i agree. marvel studios is winning
dethpillow - 6/13/2014, 6:49 AM
look... what would jesus do?

even jesus had to man up...
dethpillow - 6/13/2014, 6:50 AM
@Jollem - let the poor little monkeys win...

at least they aren't "manning up".

JoeMomma29 - 6/13/2014, 6:52 AM
@ Jollem and Dethpillow

Marvel is not going to comment on this at all, heck they do not want to scare away other directors. Also they want to make it look like all the blame is on Wright and not them.
SuperCat - 6/13/2014, 6:52 AM
Not even excited for this movie anymore. F*cking shame.

SageMode - 6/13/2014, 6:53 AM

dethpillow - 6/13/2014, 6:54 AM
@joemomma - yeah and that is cowardly.

i'd actually rather Feige came out and said what happened.
it might not technically be 'smart', but i would appreciate it.

i understand tho, also.
dethpillow - 6/13/2014, 6:55 AM
but understanding is what makes me have contempt for it.
u know what i mean?
dethpillow - 6/13/2014, 6:56 AM
but I'll say also, i've learned a lot of good lessons from being a coward.
it teaches u how not to be a coward too.
Jollem - 6/13/2014, 6:56 AM
really, Joey? really? like we're just gonna pretend this isn't obama's fault? c'mon
McGee - 6/13/2014, 6:57 AM
dethpillow - 6/13/2014, 6:57 AM
so it's hard for me to think i have any place to ride the guy on it.

i don't think being a "man" ever has anything to do with anything either.
i know what people mean by it, but i just don't like hearing it used ungenuinely.
dethpillow - 6/13/2014, 6:59 AM
this is proxy war for some people.
Nubase - 6/13/2014, 6:59 AM
peg said it perfectly...when you hire a director, that director will make the movie in their vision, wright directs movies in a unique way, it does not matter if you like his movies, that's his style of directing, marvel studios in the end said no and wright left, its marvel studios lost, wright will direct a cbm for sony, fox..perhaps deadpool or even WB/DC and it will be what if question
McGee - 6/13/2014, 6:59 AM
Jollem is right about Obama being behind all this.
dethpillow - 6/13/2014, 7:03 AM
@Jollem - but Jollem i can genuinely wholeheartedly agree that it's Obama's fault.

and also that if Feige would just man up he could grow some goddam hair on his head and quit trying to hit on Edgar Wright's girl.

on that much, i think we can remain brothers at arms, Good Jollem.
dopemaster - 6/13/2014, 7:06 AM
Who hasn't seen this script at this point... won't be surprised when major details leak.
JoeMomma29 - 6/13/2014, 7:12 AM
@ Bender

As usual you are an idiot! Simon did not say anything negative about Marvel........ watch the clip a few more times for it to sink in.
Gusto - 6/13/2014, 7:12 AM
That's like my dad.
Me- "Godamn, we really got a lot of snow this winter!"
My dad- "[frick]in' Obama!"
JoshWilding - 6/13/2014, 7:21 AM
Thanks for the credit dude! :)
shabat - 6/13/2014, 7:21 AM
I agree. [frick] Obama. For that matter, [frick] Bush too! [frick] em all!
Rulk - 6/13/2014, 7:30 AM
I would side with my good friend who has gotten me a lot of acting work too!
rabid - 6/13/2014, 7:33 AM
I'm still glad they booted Wright, but I'm worried that they're keeping his script full of lame ideas just so they can keep Douglas on board.
SageMode - 6/13/2014, 7:33 AM
The MCU is bigger than Wright's vision. His loss.
CarlXVIGarfield - 6/13/2014, 7:34 AM
I really enjoy the Marvel Movie Universe. So if this happened to make the movie fit in better with what's already established, visually/story/something else, it's for me probably the best. But who knows what really happened...

And I'm a fan of Wright, love Spaced, Shaun and Pilgrim.
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