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Edgar Wright departs Marvel's Ant-Man over creative differences

Story by Jack Foley

BRITISH director Edgar Wright has left Marvel’s Ant-Man movie over creative differences.

In a statement released on Friday (May 23), both the studio and the filmmaker said: “Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Ant-Man due to differences in their visions of the film.

“The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.”

Wright has, ironically, been with Ant-Man since 2006, so the move comes as a big surprise, especially as pre-production is now in its latter stages.

Indeed, most of the cast are locked in place, with Paul Rudd taking on the lead role and being supported by Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Corey Stoll and Patrick Wilson.

As yet, no new names have been touted as a replacement.

Wright has previously directed the Simon Pegg-starring Cornetto trilogy of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End as well as the Hollywood blockbuster Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.

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