Belfast Telegraph

Wright quit Ant-Man in script clash

Edgar Wright reportedly quit Ant-Man due to clashes with Marvel over the script.

The British director had been working on the script for the Ant-Man movie with Attack The Block's Joe Cornish since 2012. But last week Edgar and Marvel released a joint statement saying the director and studio had differences over their vision for the film and had made an "amicable" decision to part ways.

Insiders have told Latino Review that after asking Edgar and Joe to redraft the script several times, Marvel took the screenplay away from them and gave it to two other writers.

The movie blog reports the script was returned to Edgar "completely undone. Poorer, homogenised, and not Edgar's vision."

The source said: "Edgar and Joe were upset by the sudden, out of nowhere lack of faith in them as filmmakers."

Edgar - whose credits include The World's End, Hot Fuzz, Shaun Of The Dead and Scott Pilgrim Vs The World - has previously spoken about what a big fan he was of the comicbooks.

A new director is now being sought for the film which will star Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, a scientist who can shrink himself to the size of an insect. The film is still due for release in July 2015.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph