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Feige: Ant-Man inspired by Wright

Ant-Man will continue to be based on Edgar Wright's idea, Kevin Feige has said.

Edgar, who co-wrote the draft of the script with Joe Cornish, made an "amicable" decision to part ways with Marvel over differences for the superhero film. Peyton Reed will now step into the director's chair, while Adam McKay - Will Ferrell's long-time collaborator - is making tweaks on the screenplay.

Marvel Studios president Kevin reassured fans that the British filmmaker's "vision" will remain a strong component of the upcoming film at the CineEurope event in Barcelona, reported Total Film.

"Much of the movie will still be based very much on that draft and the DNA of what Edgar has created up to this point, but Peyton Reed has stepped in," he said.

"Adam McKay, a very good writer is reworking parts of the script - not the entirety of the script, but some of it - and it's going to, we believe, come to life in the best version of Ant-Man that we could possibly make."

Kevin added that Ant-Man is on schedule to be released in 2015, saying: "Ant-Man is still going to come out on July 17, 2015. We start filming this August."

The film producer also said that work is under way on the Doctor Strange movie.

"Strange is very, very important, not just because it's an amazing character study and a journey of a man who's gone from this very arrogant surgeon to somebody who is quite zen and literally keeps all of reality together on a daily basis, but it also is going to open up a whole other side of storytelling for our movies," he said.

"So we're about to hire a writer to redo a draft, and we think we'll be casting probably in the next month or two and announcing an actor, and then we get into production in the spring of next year."

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