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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due - The Ant-Man Screenplay It was a big story when Edgar Wright left Ant-Man. Everyone assumed it would doom the movie. But Marvel shifted gears, brought in Peyton Reed and Adam McKay to work with Paul Rudd and the cast on the film. Now we’re seeing a very promising looking trailer and are under three months away from the films release. But there was one thing left to figure out… just how the film would be credited. Wright and Joe Cornish wrote the original script that was later re-written by McKay and Rudd.

Adam McKay talks rewriting Ant-Man script with Paul Rudd Adam McKay was hired to rewrite the script for ANT-MAN right around the same time director Peyton Reed joined the project, and in an interview with Collider, McKay talked a little about the changes he made to Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish's original script for the Marvel movie. First, Adam McKay says star Paul Rudd contacted him after Edgar Wright exited ANT-MAN, and explains why he decided not to direct... Read More...


Ant-Man recruits two new writers Marvel has recruited a pair of new writers to lend a hand on the Ant-Man script, with Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer set to join the project. The script has been few a fair few drafts by this stage, with Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish writing the original, before Eric Pearson was brought on to perform the rewrites before Wright walked away from the project. Following that, Adam McKay was approached to rewrite the script for new director, Peyton Reed, and now Ferrari and Barrer have been approached to make some tweaks to that latest draft.

Edgar Wright Left Ant-Man Over Script Changes   Edgar Wright’s abrupt exit from Ant Man was apparently all down to script problems. After an unhappy Kevin Feige ordered re-writes to the screenplay written by Wright and Joe Cornish, the Shaun Of The Dead director clashed with the Marvel honcho over the proposed new direction – leaving the project last week and taking all his heads of department with him. Wright’s polite statement at the time, that he had exited due to “differences in vision”, was underlined by Joss Whedon Tweeting a selfie holding up a (half-eaten) Cornetto in sad tribute.

Joss Whedon & James Gunn Support Ex-Marvel Director Edgar Wright We're still reeling over last week's news that director Edgar Wright had departed the production of Marvel's comic book adaptation Ant-Man. After working on the film for eight years, word on the street is that a recent rewrite ordered by Marvel's higher-ups didn't sit well with Wright and co-writer Joe Cornish, so they decided to leave the project rather than compromise their vision. Now some familiar names from behind the camera of Marvel's films have shown support.

Joss Whedon Salutes Edgar Wright With The Cornetto Of Solidarity As Ant-Man Situation Starts To Come Clear We don’t know, yet, what led Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios to uncouple over Ant-Man but there have, of course, been stories and speculation. Perhaps the most convincing version of events come from Latino Review‘s account. 6 weeks ago Marvel took the script off [Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish] and gave the writing assignment to two very low credit writers. One of the writers were from Marvel’s in house writing team. Edgar stayed cool, agreed to stay on the project, and read the draft. The script came in this week and was completely undone.

Edgar Wright Exits Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

3:00 PM 5/23/2014 by Binh Ngo
Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios announce in a joint statement that the two party has parted ways on Ant-Man and a replacement director will be announced shortly. Creative differences reared its ugly head once again. The parting is said to be "amicable" and the release date of July 17, 2015 will not be impacted. This is shocking news to say the least since the movie is deep in pre-production with the cast assembled and filming set to begin this month in Georgia.

Paul Rudd Reportedly Confirmed for 'Ant-Man'

6:19 PM 12/18/2013 by Jeff Giles
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It's great that Marvel has the patience and foresight to take a deliberate approach to their movies when the project requires it, but darn it if it doesn't feel like we've been waiting forever for some new information regarding Edgar Wright's Ant-Man. Now it looks like that wait could be over -- and in a big way.

Edgar Wright Promises "A Slightly Different" Origin Story for 'Ant-Man'

2:11 PM 2/6/2013 by Jeff Giles
It seems like it's been an eternity since we first heard Edgar Wright's name connected with Marvel's Ant-Man movie -- and with a scheduled release date of November 6, 2015, our wait to see his take on the oft-misunderstood hero won't be ending anytime soon. But not to worry: As he promised IGN during a recent interview, that was always part of the plan.

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