Marvel Studios and director Edgar Wright have both been pretty mum about the reasons for why they ended up parting ways on the Ant-Man movie, but Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige did open up a bit to The Guardian last week to try to quash some of the scuttlebutt about Wright's vision being too out-there for Marvel.
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Well, this blows.
Edgar Wright, the Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim director who's been working on a feature film adaptation of Marvel's Ant-Man for the better part of a decade, has parted ways with the studio over what a press release describes as "differences in their vision of the film."
Marvel Studios unveiled surely its strangest casting decision to date this week when it announced that Michael Douglas will play the role of Hank Pym in 2015's Ant-Man movie. Marvel also confirmed that the already announced Paul Rudd will take the role of Scott Lang, the second man to don the Ant-Man helmet.
The announcement was a surprise that elicited a Batfleck-esque response from some of the intended audience - myself included. Something about Douglas-as-Pym didn't sit right with me. Was this an irrational reflex, or is there a reason this casting set alarm bells ringing?
Last month news broke that Paul Rudd would be starring in Ant-Man, the upcoming Marvel film featuring the diminutive Avenger. When it was confirmed that Rudd would be playing Ant-Man, the question of which Ant-Man arose. And while the assumption by many was that Rudd would play Hank Pym, the first character to use that title, it has now been revealed that role will be portrayed by award-winning actor Michael Douglas, with Rudd playing the second Ant-Man, Scott Lang.
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If the fanmade animatic recreating director Edgar Wright's Ant-Man teaser footage screened during last summer's San Diego Comic-Con International wasn't enough for you, it seems somebody's leaked a bootleg of the actual footage on YouTube after it was shown again on March 19 at a The Best of BUG event in London...
Movies: Disney has announced that it will release Edgar Wright's live action Ant-Man movie on Nov. 6, 2015.
Tech: Engadget goes hands-on with the new Wacom Cintiq 24HD touch and offers its impressions of the latest high end art tool...
Okay, so Marvel hasn't released the test footage that Edgar Wright shot for his Ant-Man movie yet -- although they've teased that it's a possibility -- but that doesn't mean that we have to stay entirely ignorant about what it looked like, especially now that a fan who has seen the footage has released his own animatic for what was seen on screen...
While there's a lot of gossip and potential news about Marvel's 2014 movie plans to be announced at San Diego Comic-Con next month, there might be an entirely different, potentially better, reason for Marvel movie fans to make their way to the show...