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Edgar Wright Breaks Silence; Then Goes Back to Being Silent

Written by Zechs on Tuesday, May 27 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Edgar Wright Breaks Silence; Then Goes Back to Being Silent

The now former Ant-Man director took to Twitter, posting an tweet which obviously referenced his leaving the project and then quickly deleting it.

Source: Edgar Wright breaks silence with a silent "Selfie."

It's been a few days since Edgar Wright walked off his "passion" project, the Marvel Phase 3 movie Ant-Man, and we've barely heard a peep from him since. Well, maybe just one tiny peep, as Wright posted the following image on Twitter over the weekend:

Now before you can ask: "Um Zechs why didn't you just embed the tweet as you usually do?" Well, soon after posting the image, Wright deleted the post (and the image now comes courtesy of Comic Book Movies), perhaps regretting breaking his silence, wanting to avoid burning bridges, or just waiting to release an official statment.

Whatever the case, the context of the image is quite clear to film historians. Wright's Photoshopped image is of silent-film comedian Buster Keaton, who gave up creative freedom to sign with a major studio. Ant-Man would have been Wright's first major studio picture. Keaton is seen holding a Cornetto ice cream bar, a frozen treat referenced in Wright's movies Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End. Wright could have been hinting that he left the project to avoid the same mistake as Keaton, sticking to his independent movie morals. Or maybe he was joking. Or maybe he was simply comparing rotund Marvel CCO Joe Quesada to Fatty Arbuckle. Whatever the case, he may have regretted his tweet and removed it, but you can't take things back on the internet.


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Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Moment of the Week, and Durnkin Reveewz. He's also the official whuppin boy at the Outhouse. So he'll get stuck seeing stuff that no mere mortal should ever see. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. He's also brutally honest. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.


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