June 9, 2014
Michael Douglas speaks out regarding Edgar Wright leaving Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
The director left the project in May due to creative differences with Marvel
Michael Douglas has spoken out regarding Edgar Wright's recent decision to leave Marvel's Ant-Man project.
Wright officially left the feature film of the Marvel comic book hero in May with both director and studio issuing a joint statement confirming the move. It is believed that creative differences between director and studio are behind the split.
"I was very disappointed. I am a big fan of [Edgar's] movies," said the actor in an interview with Schmoes Know. "It’s a very disappointing situation. Happened very late in the game. I don’t think anybody’s quite recovered. My heart goes out to Edgar – he’s been involved with the project for a long time. But he’s talented enough that you’ll be hearing a whole lot from him and I’m sure with a little vengeance."
Earlier this week (June 4), Marshall Thurber, who also directed Dodgeball, reportedly held discussions about stepping in to the space left by Edgar Wright's recent departure and was offered the position only to decline it.
The only other director understood to be in the running for the job is Ruben Fleischer, who previously directed Zombieland
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