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    Default Edgar Wright Leaves "Ant-Man" Film Due to Creative Differences

    Director Edgar Wright, who has been attached to "Ant-Man" since 2006, has left the 2015 film due to "differences in vision" with Marvel Studios.


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    Whoa... didn't see that coming. This thing has been his baby for years.

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    Fine.

    I think Marvel should just kill it.

    Why couldn't Marvel just let Wright make the film he wanted and integrate it later?

    I mean they kept Ant-man out of Avengers just so Wright could make this film. Why not let him make the damn movie?

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    I'm really disappointed by this news. I had complete faith in Edgar Wright to get Ant-Man right. I really can't think of anybody more perfect for the job.
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    I'm pretty bummed about this. Wright is a quality filmmaker. He handles comedy and action well. It seemed like a match made in heaven for Marvel's current sensibilities.

    I would not be surprised if the problem is that they're trying to integrate it into the MCU for Avengers 3.
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    I love Edgar Wright's films. I'm really disappointed in this.

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    This is such a Wuuuuh decision.

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    Hopefully this isn't another TDW-type situation. Marvel micromanaging to the point where they drive off several directors, and the micro-manage the actual director to the point that he was unable to make the best film that he could have otherwise. They also apparently meddled in TIH and IM 2 pretty heavily as well, but let Whedon, Gunn, and Black mostly do their own thing. So it appears to depend on the director.

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    Default Edgar Wright Breaks Up With Marvel!

    Not sure if everyone's seen it yet on the front page, but apparently Wright is walking off the Ant-man production over creative differences.

    Word is that Marvel already has a backup director.

    What I find odd is that this was Wright's film from day one. He came in with a story he wanted to tell that they apparently loved. Marvel held Ant-man back until Wright had the opening in his schedule, and now things have gotten so bad that they couldn't make it work?

    Truly disappointing news.

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    No big deal. I didn't care for "Scott Pilgrim." Furthermore, Marvel has an excellent track record in translating their comics to the big screen. I trust Marvel will work things out to the satisfaction of most fans.

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    Oh my... What happened?! That's unexpected. What a twist! Will we still get an Ant-Man film? Personally, I'd still prefer Hank instead of Lang as the lead, but now it looks like everything is called into question.
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    Probably for the best if they just scrap the movie entirely. Ant-man was always going to be the riskiest of Marvel's announced movies. Even Guardians had a good hook that would not make it as risky but Ant-man? Not that strong of a chance.

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    I respect Marvel but when they do things like this, it makes them just as bad as WB or Fox.

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    I agree.

    Wright was the only reason I was even interested in this film.

    I'd rather they scrap Ant-man and go back to the drawing board. I don't care if they only get one film out in 2015. Age of Ultron will be big enough to buoy the brand.

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    Oh come on! This sucks.

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