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Marvel Studios & Edgar Wright Statement

Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announce that the studio and director have parted ways on Marvel's Ant-Man.

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Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Marvel's "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.

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PANZERLEADER
PANZERLEADER

I've been thinking about more members for the avengers....how about the black knight.....Hercules...and the original..i repeat..the original human torch......whom we saw in the 1st captain America film.....since that other company is going to ruin the ff movie......lets have the 1st human torch....be dug up and join the mighty assemblers..he was a member of the west coast team..be nice to have him in the  group....have some reaction between him and vision like......you are more human in appearance..does that aid you in your daily life???

shame spidey isn't a member....or wolverine.....wonderman could be a possibility

Magnetic_Eye
Magnetic_Eye

Every other Avenger in the MCU is directly associated with their original counterpart from the comic book except for Hank Pym aka Ant-Man.  


Why is that Marvel?  


Scott Lang isn't an original founding member. He's not that interesting and if I hear that old worn out cliche about him hitting his wife so therefore wouldn't be good for business, I'm going to laugh. Without getting too preachy, Marvel could even use that incident ever so subtly to bring awareness to domestic violence.


I love the way some journalists highlight Hank Pym hitting his wife, but not Peter Parker hitting his pregnant wife who to my knowledge was not suffering from a bi-polar disorder. A little hypocritical don't you think?


PANZERLEADER
PANZERLEADER

I've been hearing a lot about the reboot of the fantastic 4...and I wish marvel would have more say in this...I am not looking forward to this movie...especially with the casting...johnny storm is a white man..not a black man...especially not adopted black man (like that'll make a difference)..they are not college kids..but adults....you cannot go out there and do how you please....anyone remember that awful catwoman movie????...and that stupid explanation that there is a catwoman society throughout history??...that's why it was the worst movie of the year beating out alexander (if that could have been possible)..gaining 7 raspberry awards.....if you're making a movie about George Washington do you make George oriental.....teddy Roosevelt black.....martin luthor king jr white (with an irish accent??) no of course not..thats idiotic..smaller characters you can get away with....but not main characters...you have to remember it s the fans who make the movie a success...we're the ones shelling out bucks to see and but it......i'd rather see the ff movie shelved till a better script comes along.....if not..i definitely will not go see this crap..and I know a lot of my friends and fellow geeks..and non geeks..also aren't going to see this........

beeaey
beeaey

I don't know....


At this point I'll just wait until July 17, 2015 to see if the movie is any good or not.


Too much drama going on right now.

UmarHSoaries
UmarHSoaries

The smart thing for Marvel to do is put out a full statement and just tell the truth, then find a suitable replacement.  Get in front of this, because this kind of thing can tanks your movie before it gets off the ground.  Be honest, I believe the fans can take it.

SpiderBorland
SpiderBorland

I think this is a bad move on Marvel's part.  Being a fan of both Marvel and Edgar Wright, I agree that Edgar would have brought a fresh and interesting spin, and wouldn't have just given us another "summer blockbuster."  Another commenter referred to it as bland, and I agree.  Marvel wants to make money... so they're going a different direction.

CaptainAmerioca
CaptainAmerioca

I think it's good too. To be a MAJOR, MAJOR character, Pym has been neutered as far as the movies go. Any reference of him was excluded from The Avengers. He was a founding member for goodness sake. Now removing Pym's role in the creation of Ultron who's brainwaves are based on Pym's, who happens to not only be brilliant but also slightly mentally ill. Hence you have a brilliant and mentally ill villain in Ultron. Then Wright makes Pym 100 years old and if E. Lilly is cased to play Wasp.....YUCK. Pym is only slightly older then van Dyne in the comics. And, how exactly do they plan to work Ant-man into the MCU without Pym? Who cares about Scott Lang? He doesn't have the history or potential storylines that Pym has, if they want to do a franchise. Pym has Brilliance that equals or surpasses Starks, mental illness, domestic violence, on and on and on, stories galore.  Sure, new fans won't care much either way but the 52yrs of diehard fans should be pissed at Pym's exclusion and altering and the MCU choosing Lang over Pym. They'll be fine as far as Directors. The bigger question is whether they will dump M. Douglas and try to salvage such a important character as Hank Pym for Phase Three and beyond.

Magnetic_Eye
Magnetic_Eye


This is great news. It's made my day. Love Edgar Wright's movies, but never believed for a moment his quirky comedic style would be well suited for Ant-Man who is essentially an action sci-fi super hero. The whole 60's heist super spy premise sounded corny anyway. 


What's Joe & Anthony Russo doing?


mdelconn
mdelconn member

Marvel Studios should take a cue from the history of Marvel Comics and place some faith in the creative talent. Who wants to see another bland studio-produced movie like Thor 2? There will be diminishing returns on flavorless blockbusters that all look and feel the same.

defenestratingPonies
defenestratingPonies

This bums me out. I was really excited to see one of my favorite directors working in the MCU. Hopefully the replacement will be someone just as good.

DepraviousRex
DepraviousRex member

@PANZERLEADER  Nick Fury is definitely not a minor character and has been accepted by the community. As a white male I can accept this. Most of these characters originated in the early sixties when the states were more racial-minded. Marvel was one of the first, if no the first to incorporate minorities. Marvel was brave then, and are being brave now by trying to achieve racial equality. Cheers to them. Make Mine Marvel! Excelsior!

Magnetic_Eye
Magnetic_Eye

@CaptainAmerioca 


Great points. I was boycotting the film because of Pym's exclusion as a contemporary Avenger. Wright's preference for Scott Lang baffles me, it really does. I think he was going to go for the sentimentality associated with Lang's sick daughter. 


To a point he was getting away with it because the movie going public aren't familiar with Hank Pym aka Ant-Man. One could easily argue the same about the Lang character. It was purely a director's preference to use Lang


I believe there is far more interesting backstory asociated with using Hank Pym. His identity crisis, bi-polar disorder and creation of Ultron would make for better drama, depth of character and intrigue.


On the other hand it may well be that Marvel still intend on using Wright's preference for Lang. If that's the case, it will be the first Marvel film I won't see at the box office. Without Hank Pym as Ant-Man I won't be missing much.

PANZERLEADER
PANZERLEADER

@DepraviousRex @PANZERLEADER  1ST OFF..I LIKE SAM JACKSON..GREAT GUY AND ACTOR....but to me nick fury is the ww 2 sergeant of the howling commandos...the oss-cia agent..superspy who makes bond look bad....and in the marvel universe sams character is the son of fury...the ultimate universe has been cancelled..not enough sales....so i'd like to see them have a white actor play the real nick..and hook up with his son...that would be great.....racial equality is bs....you stick to the books.....be as close as possible....you switch a character to please some liberal somewhere..then you hurt the film....it's happened before....catwoman..wild wild west...batman and robin..(that bane was awful)....the mandarin in ironman 3 was a disgrace...no i'm sorry..i stand by my opinion....

DepraviousRex
DepraviousRex member

Was that the ManDarin? I thought Ben Kingsley was portraying Ringo Star, which he played perfectly.

PANZERLEADER
PANZERLEADER

@DepraviousRex  ..tell me about it..where are his power rings....his vast criminal empire..i was sooo disappointed....and aim could have been a bit better too