We’ve heard from a few of the film’s stars and it was only a matter of time before someone started asking Simon Pegg questions about his friend and movie making partner Edgar Wright stepping away from the director’s chair for Ant-Man after years of hard work. Now we’ve got video of Pegg’s response.
Pegg first made mention of the situation when he tweeted this a couple of days ago:
Feel lucky that I got to read @EdgarWright and Joe Cornish’s Ant-Man script. Daring, fun, funny and hugely exciting. Shame we won’t see it.
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) June 9, 2014
Perhaps we’ll see this script leaked to the Internet at some point in the future. Although I’m sure it won’t come directly from Wright. He must have had to sign some stiff and stringent NDA agreements with Marvel/Disney before or during the split, but somewhere out there is someone with a copy just itching to post it to the Internet.
Sky Movies asked Pegg about the situation in a recent video interview:
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.
Well said sir. There will always be a shadow over the eventual Peyton Reed version of the Ant-Man movie. A lot of people will be asking that “What-If” question, especially if the movie is the first Marvel movie since Iron Man to tank spectacularly at the box office. The only way out of that Edgar Wright shadow is the creation of a movie that over-achieves and blows away both fans and box office numbers.
Do you think Peyton can accomplish that? We’ll find out July 15th, 2015.
Via: Hey You Guys Co Uk