It’s been a year since Edgar Wright, director of FTN favourites Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The Worlds End, stepped down from Ant-Man.
The movie was a passion piece for Wright, which is what made it all the more sad when he departed the project. Fortunately Peyton Reed stepped into the director’s shoes and the movie is scheduled for release in July.
But, how different will this new movie be from Wright’s original vision?
Buzzfeed managed to snag an interview with Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon, and the topic of Ant-Man popped up. Here’s what the Nerd-God had to say –
“I don’t get it. I thought the script was not only the best script that Marvel had ever had, but the most Marvel script I’d read. I had no interest in Ant-Man. [Then] I read the script, and was like, Of course! This is so good! It reminded me of the books when I read them. Irreverent and funny and could make what was small large, and vice versa.
“I don’t know where things went wrong. But I was very sad. Because I thought, This is a no-brainer. This is Marvel getting it exactly right. Whatever dissonance that came, whatever it was, I don’t understand why it was bigger than a marriage that seemed so right.
“But I’m not going to say it was definitely all Marvel, or Edgar’s gone mad! I felt like they would complement each other by the ways that they were different. And, uh, somethin’ happened.”
So there you have it – Wright’s script would have easily fitted in with the likes of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America. We wonder if the original script by Wright and his co-writer Joe Cornish will ever see the light of day?
Ant-Man is set for release on July 17th.