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Published On: Fri, May 23rd, 2014

Edgar Wright leaves ‘Ant-Man’ shocking Marvel fans

Marvel was rocked on Friday as director Edgar Wright surprised the pop culture world by dropping out of the 2015 Ant-Man film.

Ant-Man costumeNoting “differences in their vision of the film,” Marvel confirmed the news and the Internet is buzzing over the news. Collider notes that “This is a surprising and unfortunate turn of events as Wright wasn’t just the director on Ant-Man, but a co-writer on the script with Joe Cornish.”

Deadline says the “split was ‘amicable'” while Comic Book Movie writes “news broke that Edgar Wright was leaving Ant-Man, Patrick Wilson, who’s rumored to play a younger Hank Pym in the film, tweeted that the “big news” was coming. Now that it’s out, Wilson has further commented that: “Yes yes… this big news was Edgar’s departure and now not knowing the fate of the film. Big to ME anyway.” Also, BuzzFeed claims that Ant-Man co-writer Joe Cornish has NOT been approached as Wright’s replacement,  despite popular belief.”

Paul Rudd stars with Michael Douglas, Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerald and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man will arrive in theaters July 31, 2015.

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Here’s Marvel’s official word on Wright’s departure from Ant-Man:

Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on ANT-MAN due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.


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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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