When Edgar Wright left the production of Ant-Man over “creative differences”, many of us looking forward to seeing the movie were instantly filled with doubt. When Peyton Reed (Yes Man) took over as director for the flick, this did not help alleviate that doubt. But the production roles on, with or without the man who would have made it great. Now, actor Michael Douglas (who will be playing Hank Pym in the movie) has a few words of his own to say about the split between Wright and Disney/Marvel.
When talking to Schmoes Know, Douglas had this to say:
“I was, very disappointed. I’m a big fan of his movies [and] it’s a very disappointing situation. … [This] happened very late in the game [and] 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.”
And if you feel like listening to him say it with his own mouth, you can check out the video interview:
While the idea of a rewritten script and a new director does not appeal to most of us, Disney plods on and hopes that they’ll still find a target audience for the flick. Being as how people are in love with the Marvel Studios movies right now, that probably won’t be a big deal. Still, they better figure out how to keep their talented directors around instead of replacing them with mediocre faces like Reed or it could be a steady downhill slide for their super hero franchises.