OK, we have no idea what happened – though we are devastated – this has been Edgar Wright’s baby for as long as Marvel have been making their own movies…
However, Marvel and Wright have just released the following statement:
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. 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.
Ok, we’re in shock, many of us at FTN HQ were looking forward to this more than any other Marvel movie.
We’ll let you know more as we hear it, guys…
Edgar Wright was directing Ant-Man from a script that he has co-written with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block).
So far it stars Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd as Hank Pym and Scott Lang, respectively.
The rest of the cast includes Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena and Patrick Wilson.
The film, which will launch Marvel’s Phase Three, will hit theaters on July 17th, 2015.