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!

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By Josh Wilding - 7/25/2014

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... 

Source: Deadline
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McNyagano - 7/25/2014, 2:23 PM

EzioKenway1225 - 7/25/2014, 2:27 PM
well atleast with Wilson it is scheduling conflicts
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/25/2014, 2:27 PM
[frick] NO what the hell is going on with this movie?! I've [frick]ing finished
EzioKenway1225 - 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....
0megaDaGod - 7/25/2014, 2:30 PM
Mother of god

The hits just keep on coming

He was my second most loved casting choice beyond Douglas. This sucks hard
ScorpioRisin - 7/25/2014, 2:31 PM
Give the right backs already!
yossarian - 7/25/2014, 2:31 PM Phoenix IS Dr. Strange?
EzioKenway1225 - 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
TheAbaryMan369 - 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?
TheAmbassador - 7/25/2014, 2:33 PM
Whatever. Wilson wasn't going to be Pym anyways (which was my fan cast) and he has a legit reason. The other 2 I don't even know who they are
antoineflemming - 7/25/2014, 2:33 PM
I'm sorry, but this has failure written all over it. Hope it works out. Also, Wilding, don't talk about rumors as if they're fact. It's still a rumor that Evangeline Lilly will be in Ant Man, and it's also a rumor that Joaquin Phoenix is in talks for Doctor Strange. And if that's true, he's still in talks.
PAF - 7/25/2014, 2:33 PM
It's a trend for Marvel to release bad news on Friday evenings. They're slick.
WhiteSAMURAI22 - 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.

EzioKenway1225 - 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..
0megaDaGod - 7/25/2014, 2:35 PM
Yea, Patrick Wilson has a legit reason to leave, but it doesn't make it any less shitty
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
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...
0megaDaGod - 7/25/2014, 2:36 PM
Oh shit, Deadline just confirmed Pheonix is Dr. Strange
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.
EzioKenway1225 - 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.
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