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BREAKING: Edgar Wright Exits Marvel’s Ant-Man Movie

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According to Marvel Entertainment just now, “Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Ant-Man due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.” Well, this was unexpected.

Variety says Marvel already has another director lined up but hasn’t said who.

What a blow for fans of Wright’s work who were looking forward to seeing his vision of a Marvel Comics hero. The film stars Paul Rudd in the lead role along with Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Corey Stoll and Patrick Wilson. Wright has been working on the project since 2006.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."