In an interview with Sky Movies, actor Simon Pegg expressed his disappointment with Marvel Studios to remove Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) as director of Ant-Man and replace him with Peyton Reed, who will direct the first Ant-Man film, which is due in theaters on July 17th, 2017 (see "Marvel Loses Director, Showrunner" & "New Director, Writer on 'Ant-Man'").
Pegg loved the script written for the Ant-Man film by Wright and Joe Cornish, and was clearly upset that the director of the Cornetto Trilogy was not allowed to work his whimsical magic on Ant-Man: "I think it’s a terrible shame. I get why perhaps it’s happened. Maybe they want a particular thing in line with a particular other thing, but if you hire a director who has a particular vision, you’ve got to expect him or her to make a such and such film. An Edgar Wright film. That’s what that script was and it was interesting. The characters had a real journey. I can’t really say too much about it because obviously it’s not my thing, but it’s their loss."
Wright's Script Was 'Daring, Fun, and Hugely Exciting'
Posted by ICv2 on June 13, 2014 @ 2:24 pm CT
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