Is This The Real Reason Edgar Wright Left Marvel's ANT-MAN?
Latino Review's scooper extraordinaire, El Mayimbe, has posted a new report that provides a possible explanation as to why director Edgar Wright ("Hot Fuzz") exited his Marvel passion-project, Ant-Man. Hit the jump to check it out.
Yesterday, everyone was caught off guard by the sudden announcement director Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead") was exiting Ant-Man. Marvel Studios issued an official statement, citing "creative differences" as the cause of the breakup. Since the news hit many people have been speculating what the true reason for the split was. One popular rumor sweeping the net originated from Reddit.. It claims Edgar had upset Marvel Studios with his inability to manage a big-budget film. Supposedly production was "bleeding money" cause of delays caused by Edgar's need to be a perfectionist. Keep in mind, that's just a rumor from a post on Reddit. Don't put a lot of stock into that, but as I said people have given it quite a bit of attention. Perhaps, we now have the true cause. El Mayimbe of Latino Review has done some digging and this is what he has come up with.
"The prep on this film has been forever and it was impossible to be behind schedule because the entire production was out on hiatus by Marvel for duration of the script's rewrite. Families left homes to work on the movie in Atlanta and were now suddenly in limbo. So about the rewrite... About 3 months ago, Marvel had notes. The meat of the notes were about the core morality of the piece, must include franchise characters. etc., These notes came from the big four at Marvel. Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright did two drafts to try and answer the notes without compromising their vision. 6 weeks ago Marvel took the script off them and gave the writing assignment to two very low credit writers. One of the writers were from Marvel's in house writing team. Edgar stayed cool, agreed to stay on the project, and read the draft. The script came in this week and was completely undone. Poorer, homogenized, and not Edgar's vision. Edgar met with Marvel on Friday to formally exit and the announcement went out directly after. Edgar & Joe were upset by the sudden, out of nowhere lack of faith in them as filmmakers. Fiege had always batted for them but this felt like it came from the higher ups. Where does this leave the cast? Well, it is believed they don't have the option to walk like Edgar did." - El Mayimbe
Marvel's "mite"-iest hero will hit theaters July 17, 2015 courtesy of director
Edgar Wright, from a screenplay Edgar co-wrote with Joe Cornish. The film stars: Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. The cast also includes: Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Corey Stoll, Patrick Wilson and Matt Gerald.
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