Peyton Reed’s ANT-MAN to Have Some of Edgar Wright’s Visuals


Remember last month when the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, addressed the Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man controversy at CineEurope?

It went like this:

Ant-Man is still going to come out on 17 July [2015], we start filming this August. Edgar Wright, who I’ve known for many years, who wrote the draft with Joe Cornish – much of the movie will still be based very much on that draft and the DNA of what Edgar has created up to this point, but Peyton Reed has stepped in [to direct].

Adam McKay, a very good writer, is reworking parts of the script – not the entirety of the script, but some of it – and it’s going to, we believe, come to life in the best version of Ant-Man that we could possibly make. Again Ant-Man is a very important character for us. We like that people don’t necessarily know what it is, we like that it sounds sort of strange when you first hear the notion of Ant-Man, or a hero that can shrink, but he’s a very key Marvel character. He’s a key Avenger. He’s an important character we want to bring into our universe and Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and an amazing cast all set to start in August, we believe that we’re on the road to the best version of Ant-Man that we could have.

Yeah, Feige said that Peyton Reed who is now attached to the project may retain the DNA both Wright and co-writer Joe Cornish created when they wrote the draft for the movie. But now, speaking to /Film, he said that wasn’t entirely true:

“Yeah. It wasn’t the whole movie and there are new elements in the movie obviously, now, that [Wright] was not involved in. But there are some segments that are awesome and will be brought to life in some incarnation. Peyton [Reed] certainly has all that material and is a talented enough and a secure enough guy to notice if something is really cool and go “No reason to change that, that’s great.” Or if he’s got his own spin on something to go and adapt it from there.”

However, it must be equally frustrating for Reed to see some of his vision on screen without his name attached.

Ant-Man has Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, Michael Pena, Corey Stoll and others lined up in the cast ensemble.The action movie opens July 17, 2015.