Marvel’s Ant-Man has certainly had its fair share of drama behind the scenes before it has even started production. The Interwebs are well aware of once-upon-a-time director Edgar Wright’s long-standing attachment to the project and his supposedly amicable departure from it. Wright’s exit was more about creative differences than scheduling conflicts, which is the reason for the latest bout of difficulties besetting the film. Hit the jump to find out who is on the way out.
Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll, Ant-Man opens July 17, 2015.
As The Wrap reports, a trio of actors is departing Ant-Man due to scheduling conflicts brought about by the film’s production delay. The sharp-eyed readers among you will notice that Patrick Wilson was not mentioned in the casting roundup above. That’s because Wilson has exited the picture, along with Matt Gerard and Kevin Weisman. Wilson’s character, which was believed to be of a villainous nature, will remain in the script but will have to be recast. Gerard and Weisman’s parts were cut from the script after a recent rewrite. Adam McKay took a crack at the script written by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, followed by the most recent draft from screenwriters Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer. Director Peyton Reed will now get the chance to have some input into the casting decision of at least one character.
Click here for all of our Ant-Man coverage, or feel free to peruse some recent articles below:
- Corey Stoll Confirms Edgar Wright Cast Him in ANT-MAN; Talks Reading Both Versions of the Script
- Marvel’s Kevin Feige Talks Edgar Wright’s Departure From ANT-MAN; Teases the Tone of DOCTOR STRANGE
- Marvel’s Kevin Feige Talks ANT-MAN Troubles and Hiring Peyton Reed to Direct; Reveals Reed Previously Met for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
- Michael Douglas is Coming to Comic-Con; Disappointed Edgar Wright Left ANT-MAN
- ANT-MAN Gets 2 New Writers for Last-Minute Production Polish