Let's call it "The Edgar Wright Issue."
It’s been years in the making, over a decade in truth, but Marvel’s Ant-Man is on the big screen this weekend. Kickstarted by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish in 2003 and ultimately directed by Peyton Reed with Paul Rudd starring, the film acts as the final chapter in Marvel’s “phase two” of universe building. Show More Summary
After a lengthy, decade long development process, Marvel's "Ant-Man" finally hits the big screen this week. The film lost its original director and champion Edgar Wright before shooting began, but still managed to turn out to be an exciting and entertaining comic book movie that mainstream audiences are sure to love. Show More Summary
Ant-Man maybe wasn't as risky a proposition as Guardians Of The Galaxy, but after Marvel's split with Edgar Wright and that boring first trailer, there was a real fear among fans that the film could be a mess. But so far with a little charm and a surprisingly big heart, the Paul Rudd superhero caper is [...]
Though partly overshadowed by the very public departure of original director Edgar Wright, Ant-Man stands apart from the rest of the Marvel pack simply by being small. A sci-fi caper movie about an inventor who drafts a thief to steal...Show More Summary
When Edgar Wright decided to split with Marvel and leave Ant-Man, the name of the person helming the project wasn't the only thing to change about the movie. Adam McKay and Paul Rudd teamed up to do rewrites of the script, and while the story developed by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish was maintained, many new and different elements were introduced. Show More Summary
And how much of Edgar Wright’s original script is still in Ant-Man? Henry Cavill says Batman v Superman isn’t a Superman movie. Bruce Campbell talks Ash vs Evil Dead. Some familiar DC voices will be appearing in Vixen. Plus, clips from Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Daredevil set pictures. Behold, Spoilers! Read more...
For nearly 10 years, Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy mastermind Edgar Wright worked on Marvel’s Ant-Man and was eager to direct the tiny superhero adventure. Then in May 2014, Wright left the project due to creative differences and personality issues. Show More Summary
Replacing Edgar Wright on Ant-Man was never going to be an easy task. As director Peyton Reed recalls it, even he found himself wondering, “Who is the poor sap who is going to take over that movie?” — not realizing, of course, that he himself would get the job a few weeks later. Show More Summary
Granted, there have been a lot of concerns about Ant-Man, from the sudden departure of Edgar Wright from the production mere weeks before it was supposed to begin, to the somewhat underwhelming response to the initial trailers. All signs pointed to Ant-Man fumbling Marvel Studios‘ string of recent successes, but there was hope and faith […]
It’s been tough to tell what exactly we should expect from Marvel’s Ant-Man. It was an Edgar Wright movie until it wasn’t, and the character isn’t particularly well known outside the comics. Even the marketing has been kind of confused. Show More Summary
If you weren’t already aware, Marvel‘s latest movie Ant-Man has had some issues during pre-production when the first director Edgar Wright left over creative differences. Throw in the uncertainty a lot of Marvel fans have over a movie about Ant-Man and you’ve got an Internet cocktail that surpasses all the worries fans and many studio […]
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Rudd talks about losing Edgar Wright and gaining Adam McKay and Peyton Reed. Read more...
“It isn’t just about getting bigger, but it’s about getting clever and getting more unique.” That’s what Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said to members of the entertainment press during a visit to the set of Ant-Man. We were there, and learned more about Ant-Man — including how it fits in with other Marvel movies. Read more...
It's been over a year since Peyton Reed signed on to direct Marvel's "Ant-Man" adaptation, but for eight years before that the movie had been Edgar Wright's baby. His decision to depart in 2014 came as a big surprise to fans who hadShow More Summary
“It isn’t just about getting bigger, but it’s about getting clever and getting more unique.” That’s what Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to members of the entertainment press during a visit to the set of Ant-Man. We were there, and learned more about Ant-Man — including how it fits in with other Marvel movies. Read more...
20. Simon Pegg was offered the role of Spoon, but he passed because he had promised Edgar Wright that his first film role would be in Shaun of the Dead. "It seemed to work out well for him." "32 Things We Learned From Neil Marshall’s Dog Soldiers Commentary" was originally published on Film School Rejects for our wonderful readers to enjoy. Show More Summary
Marvel has never shied away from using humor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. However, when they cast Paul Rudd in the lead for Ant-Man along with original director Edgar Wright, and then replacement director Peyton Reed, it was obvious that Marvel was looking for a more comedic tone than we had seen in previous movies. Show More Summary
The next scheduled release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is August's Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll. Director Peyton Reed stepped in for Edgar Wright, who had written a script for Ant-Man before the MCU was a reality. Show More Summary