Patrick Wilson Exits 'Ant-Man'

Posted 5:15 PM July 25th, 2014 by Jeff Giles
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Ant-Man has already been plagued with an abnormally high amount of turnover -- especially for a Marvel production, where things are generally made to appear as though they've rolled off a high-grade assembly line -- but the movie's recent change of directors, with Peyton Reed stepping in for the departed Edgar Wright, wasn't the last shakeup the cast and crew will have to face.

Deadline reports that Patrick Wilson has left the cast, citing "scheduling conflicts," along with Matt Gerald and Kevin Weisman, whose characters were reportedly written out of the most recent iteration of the script. From the outside, it's easy to see this as yet another sign of trouble behind the scenes of Ant-Man -- something the report points out that "Marvel insiders adamantly dispute."

With its July 17, 2015 release date under a year away, Ant-Man will need to settle down soon if it's going to reach the big screen in Marvel fighting shape. It'll be interesting to see if Marvel makes any major announcements regarding the movie during its Comic-Con panels; given that it's one of the nearer releases that the studio has on the schedule, lack of a splashy show of faith could be interpreted as proof of problems.

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