Edgar Wright's departure from Marvel's Ant-Man
happened two weeks ago, and the studio has yet to find a replacement. Many names have been tossed around, and several directors have even gone into negotiations, only to ultimately pass on the project.
Of all the directors who could fill Wright's shoes, many fans have been
suggesting that 22 Jump Street
and The LEGO Movie
directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller take over. In fact, they would be perfect
for the job, thanks to their keen sense of action and comedy. However, in a recent interview with MTV, they confirmed that they want nothing to do with the film, and feel that Wright was the perfect choice to bring the world's tiniest Avenger to life on the big screen:
“It seems like a tough person’s shoes to step into, you know what I mean?” Miller said on the prospect. “It’s tough to have that as the specter hanging over, what would have been, and what could have been. It seems kind of tough.”
Well, just because something is tough doesn’t mean you can’t take on the challenge, right?
“We’re fans and buddies of Edgar, so…” Miller continued.
“It would be like Spielberg making ‘A.I.’ It’s like, I don’t know what to do with it,” Lord added on the prospect. “This guy’s a genius, I feel strange.”
So, there's that. We didn't think there was a chance the duo would helm Ant-Man, but now we officially know where they stand.
As far as who they think should take over?
“A logical choice would be Edgar Wright… To finish an Edgar Wright film,” Lord said, laughing. “I mean, Joe Cornish, that would make a lot of sense. Or if they, like, decided to abandon ship and try again years from now it would make more sense.”