Marvel, Why Haven’t You Financed My Insect-Hero Film ‘The Fantastic Franz Kafka’s Cockroach-Man’? by Dan Caprera
Dear Marvel Studios, Over the past few years, your production company has financed many big-budget, high-octane, insect-inspired films such as Ant-Man (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), and Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 (2019). And, considering the sheer volume of insect-... [Read More]
Adam McKay Says He Rewrote the 'Ant-Man' Script with Paul Rudd
by Megh Wright Not long after director Edgar Wright left Marvel's Ant-Man film in May, Adam McKay was chosen to help rewrite the script for new director Peyton Reed and recently revealed to Collider that he enlisted star Paul Rudd to help out. "Ultimately I didn't want to jump in as director, I had ... [Read More]
Peyton Reed Talks Adam McKay's Work on 'Ant-Man'
by Megh Wright "We all know Adam is, in my mind, a comedic genius, and I've known Adam since the Upright Citizens Brigade days that I did in the late '90s. But Adam is also an insane comics fan and a Marvel fan, so I was surprised but really pleased to see that he had such a knowledge of the Marvel ... [Read More]
Simon Pegg on Edgar Wright Leaving Marvel's 'Ant-Man': "It's Their Loss"
by Megh Wright "I think it's a terrible shame. I think I get why perhaps it's happened — I think 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 ... [Read More]
Peyton Reed Will Direct 'Ant-Man' with Script Help from Adam McKay
by Megh Wright Marvel has finally named its new Ant-Man director to fill the void left by original helmer Edgar Wright. Deadline reports that Peyton Reed has officially signed on to direct the Paul Rudd-starring superhero movie due out in July 2015. Adam McKay, who considered the job but ultimately ... [Read More]
Adam McKay Is Definitely Not Replacing Edgar Wright on 'Ant-Man'
by Megh Wright It looks like Paul Rudd's Anchorman director Adam McKay is now out of the running to replace Edgar Wright on Marvel's Ant-Man. According to Variety, McKay met with Marvel on Friday but ended up passing on the project. "And yes, met w/Marvel," McKay confirmed on Twitter late Friday nig... [Read More]
Marvel Looks to Adam McKay and Other Comedy Directors to Replace Edgar Wright on 'Ant-Man'
by Megh Wright In the wake of director Edgar Wright's departure from Marvel's Ant-Man movie, THR reports that the studio is now considering a new set of directors that includes a few known for helming comedy hits. Sources report that Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, We're the Miller... [Read More]
Edgar Wright Reportedly Left 'Ant-Man' Over Marvel's Script Rewrites
by Megh Wright THR has some more details about why director Edgar Wright decided to leave Marvel's Ant-Man project, and they're not all that surprising considering the history Marvel has with more offbeat actors and directors. While Wright and the studio released a joint statement last week, sources... [Read More]
Edgar Wright Compares Self to Buster Keaton in Deleted 'Ant-Man' Tweet
by Bradford Evans On Friday, Marvel and director Edgar Wright announced that they were parting ways on the upcoming superhero movie Ant-Man. No official reason, beyond creative differences, has yet been announced, but Wright broke his silence on the matter Saturday night by tweeting the edited photo... [Read More]
Edgar Wright Is No Longer Directing Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
by Bradford Evans Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, The World's End) is leaving Marvel's Ant-Man. Here's the statement from Marvel and Wright announcing his departure (via The Wrap): Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Ant-Man due ... [Read More]