After many years in development, Marvel Studios announced that Edgar Wright, director of “Shawn the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz,” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” will not be directing the film adaptation of Marvel’s Ant-Man comics. The cause is currently believed to be creative differences between Wright and Marvel. The studio has stated they plan on revealing a new director very soon.
While Edgar Wright has been attached to the project since 2006, the film is not set to be released until July 2015. It was to be part of third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning one of the films that were to be released after “Avengers 2.” Edgar Wright was co-writing the script with Joe Cornish (“The Adventures of Tintin,” “Attack the Block”). He had even shown audiences test footage of his planned take on the superhero.
Ant-Man, a.k.a. Hank Pym, is a brilliant scientist that can use a type of sub-atomic particles dubbed “Pym Particles” to alter his size from anywhere between that of an ant or a skyscraper. After an incident inside an anthill he developed a helmet that allowed him to talk to bugs, particularly ants. He was one the founding members of the Avengers along with the Hulk, Wasp, Ironman, and Thor which is something they changed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
No word if the film will receive any changes to cast or release date because of this nor if the company will also have a new the script to go along with the new director
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