Written by Zechs
on Friday, May 23 2014 and posted in News with Benefits
The director is dropping out of the still-planned 2015 Marvel movie due to creative differences.
Source: Edgar Wright Exits Marvel's ‘Ant-Man’
The Wrap just posted that Edgar Wright is dropping out as director on Ant-Man due to creative differences. It's a startling development, given how long Wright has been on the project - since 2006. The movie is still slated to be released next year. From the link:
“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,” a statement read. “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.”
No word yet on what the creative differences were, but this photo capturing the moment Wright told Marvel CCO Joe Quesada he was leaving shows that it was obviously a very emotional breakup:
What a slap in the face to Marvel!
The Wrap also says that Marvel will announce a new director for the film shortly. We'll keep you updated on this breaking story.
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