UPDATE: Edgar Wright breaks silence with a silent "Selfie."

Director Edgar Wright breaks silence with a "Selfie" showing a sad Buster Keaton holding a Cornetto ice cream bar.

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By KallarkKent - 5/25/2014


In 1928, legendary actor Buster Keaton had worked on 31 films independently, then he signed on with MGM and made the biggest mistake of his career, he would never again be completely free to create his independent work. He once said :

"In 1928, I made the worst mistake of my career. Against my better judgment I let Joe Schenck talk me into giving up my own studio to make pictures at booming Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot in Culver City.”

Perhaps this sentiment is what Director Edgar Wright is trying to convey through this "Selfie." Here you see actor Buster Keaton in a very sad state holding a Cornetto ice cream bar.
 



 It's not clear what he meant with this symbolism, but a picture is worth a thousand words. If you draw parallels between his situation and Keaton's, Wright might feel like he made the biggest mistake of his career by working with Marvel. This of course is going to add more fuel to the fire when it comes to speculating what were the true reasons he left Marvel's Ant-Man since it has been rumored that Wright departed the project after Marvel betrayed his artistic integrity by ordering rewrites behind his back. 

Of course the parallels are not exactly the same, the fact that Wright was able to walk away from Ant-Man shows that he is not being slaved by an studio to produce movies he doesn't want to make.  Never mind that he has directed 3 semi-independent movies (Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim, and The World's End)  while he was working with Marvel to develop Ant-Man.

What do guys think? Could the "Selfie" be interpreted differently? Did Wright made a mistake by working with Marvel? Who do you think will replace Wright? Leave your thoughts down bellow and thank you reading.




UPDATE: Edgar Wright has deleted his "Selfie" from his twitter feed ( As you can see the tweet embeded above doesn't work anymore and the source doesn't exits either.) It is still unclear what he meant by posting the "selfie" in the first place and the fact he deleted it will raise even more questions.  Perhaps this was an efford to avoid burning bridges but unfortunetely once something is out there for eveyone to see it's pretty inpossible to undo.
 
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What do you think the latest move by Wright means? Leave your thoughts down bellow and thank you reading.

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ThePowerCosmic - 5/25/2014, 10:00 PM
Too bad! I wish this could work somehow.
AlexanderLykins - 5/25/2014, 10:00 PM
This is simply too soon.
ThePowerCosmic - 5/25/2014, 10:03 PM
I bet Wright wanted a film that would fit on shelf with his filmography and marvel wanted a film that would fit perfectly in thier film saga and they just couldn't meet in the middle.

If you ask me....it's Marvel's character so in the end they have the Wright to have them handled as they see fit.

See what I did there.
TheDesertGorilla - 5/25/2014, 10:03 PM
I didn't realize Edgar Wright was such a big deal.
AlexanderLykins - 5/25/2014, 10:04 PM
Both sides seem so innocent. Wright is sad and Marvel is in a tough spot. I know it was mutual, but I want someone to be mad at. *Turns around screams at cat*
AlexanderLykins - 5/25/2014, 10:07 PM
Oh, so he's talking crap about Marvel Studios.
MrCBM56 - 5/25/2014, 10:10 PM
I was so pissed off at first but the more I think about it, the more I don't really care. Part of that is because the day Wright left is the day hope for this movie vanished.
AlexanderLykins - 5/25/2014, 10:11 PM
Well check your ego at the door Edgar. Marvel Studios doesn't have time for it. You're a talent though, I'll give you that.
CaptainObvious - 5/25/2014, 10:11 PM
My interest in Ant-Man has plummeted since I heard this news.

Edgar Wright is one of my favorite directors and it hurts knowing we will never see the movie he wanted to make.
MrCBM56 - 5/25/2014, 10:12 PM
I still trust marvel though. But if the movie Fail, not an ounce of me will be surprised.
batfan175 - 5/25/2014, 10:12 PM
It's ungrateful from Marvel to not give the man the respect that he deserves since he worked on the damn project since 2006. Without him the idea of an Ant-Man film would not even be floating around at all.
AlexanderLykins - 5/25/2014, 10:13 PM
His movie didn't fit in the MCU. It's like adding an Ultimates story into the 616.
elib - 5/25/2014, 10:15 PM
Man, this [frick]ing sucks. I hope to god that Marvel picks a good replacement
sameoldthing - 5/25/2014, 10:17 PM
It's hard for me to care for Ant-Man as a character/film when there are so many other more deserving Marvel characters needing the movie treatment.
Mainly BLACK PANTHER!...yea,yea,rumor has it he's getting one but until I know it's actually filming I won't be satisfied.
BP is far superior character than Ant-Man despite Pym being a founding Avenger.
AlexanderLykins - 5/25/2014, 10:17 PM
This is an almost certainly going to get pushed back into late 2015.
MrCBM56 - 5/25/2014, 10:18 PM
After the out-of-box choice The Russo bros. were and how they delivered one of the best CBM's of all time, we really shouldn't be worried about the choice marvel make for the new director. Although it's still a chance they might just go with a "Yes Man".... I'm looking at you Jim Carrey.
AlexanderLykins - 5/25/2014, 10:18 PM
@sameoldthing
Agreed.
AlexanderLykins - 5/25/2014, 10:20 PM
@MrCBM56
The biggest issue is the only person that knows Wright's vision is himself. That's the only reason.
Kurne - 5/25/2014, 10:21 PM
If they go forward with Wright's movie, what does that say about a sequel (if the film is even good and they bother to make a sequel)? They can't replicate it, which is why I'd prefer them to tweak a lot of what Wright had in place with a new writer that they TRUST and won't force out, not the shitty ones that were described in the report.

I'm not choosing sides, but faults were made on both sides.
AlexanderLykins - 5/25/2014, 10:23 PM
@Kurne
Agreed.
MrCBM56 - 5/25/2014, 10:24 PM
Honestly, & IDC what anyone says, they need to pull a Batman Vs Superman. Push back Ant Man. Don't rush it. That's the last thing we need.
BigChuter - 5/25/2014, 10:25 PM
What the hell could could have been so unacceptable about Edgar Wright's plan that this appeared to be the best solution? It seems like such a huge disservice to all the years that Marvel and Wright together put into it.
ThePowerCosmic - 5/25/2014, 10:27 PM
MrCBM56

Yeah, push it back. I realized this year there were too many good CBMs too close to each other. I would like more space between this and AOU.
MrBlueSky - 5/25/2014, 10:29 PM
AlexanderLykins - 5/25/2014, 10:30 PM
I want Avengers: Age of Ultron all by itself. I hope they push Ant-Man to late 2015.
StarYeezus - 5/25/2014, 10:32 PM
@MrCBM56

I have a feeling that Marvel snagging the original BvS July release date might have contributed to the production getting turned on its head. This all might not have happened if they didn't rush and kept it a fall release.
MrCBM56 - 5/25/2014, 10:32 PM
If you want more of a chance to make it to homepage capitalize the beginning of each word in the headline.
maninfinesuit - 5/25/2014, 10:33 PM
#cancelantman
Kurne - 5/25/2014, 10:34 PM
#wrightwasright
StarYeezus - 5/25/2014, 10:36 PM
#RehireWright
Kurne - 5/25/2014, 10:37 PM
#callratner
MCUfan1 - 5/25/2014, 10:39 PM
Bro you had this script for 10 years and decided to do other movies then when game time came you give us a test reel. Then you give us not Hank pym but Scott lang.
Sumitsjc - 5/25/2014, 10:41 PM
Ohh.....!!
Kurne - 5/25/2014, 10:43 PM
Sucks because Michael Pena said the script was phenomenal, Evangeline Lilly carefully picks her roles (these days) and her films are great, Douglas is Douglas and I never imagined Rudd to ever pick up a CBM script.
Maestro - 5/25/2014, 10:45 PM
I've never liked any of his movies. There I said it.
Kurne - 5/25/2014, 10:45 PM
@Shadowpimp

Lol yeah. Wright has broken silence alright.
sKeemAn - 5/25/2014, 10:45 PM
I don't care. I trust in the MCU. I still like Wright as a director. I think he's much better as an independent. He will still do a cbm. That movie will be the shit. I cannot wait for the day.
AlexanderLykins - 5/25/2014, 10:47 PM
@ShadowPimp723
I miss him. We need more Guardians of the Galaxy news.
DaVinci31 - 5/25/2014, 10:50 PM
@CaptainObvious

My thoughts exactly.
charlie2094 - 5/25/2014, 10:51 PM
Sucks that this still happened, doubt we'll get a proper explanation. Can't be that it just didn't "fit the MCU"...if there were big problems with the script they wouldn't have pushed forward with it, not to mention they've had like 8 years to work it out...

Guess Edgar just felt like he wasn't being allowed to do what he had envisioned.

Honestly, they should probably delay the film, just over a year until it releases. Whoever they do get now would likely be a "yes-man", literally there just to call the shots and get it delivered, not that much time to have any legit input
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