Michael Douglas is Coming to Comic-Con; Disappointed Edgar Wright Left ANT-MAN

     July 8, 2014


With San Diego Comic-Con just about two weeks away, schedule updates are dropping all over the place, however, there’s no official word from Marvel just yet.  We know Mark Ruffalo is attending with the rest of the gang from Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it looks as though that won’t be the only upcoming release participating in the Marvel panel.

While talking to Michael Douglas about his new film, And So It Goes, during a roundtable interview, he revealed his own plans to head out to San Diego.  Hit the jump for more on that as well as Douglas’ thoughts on Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man exit.

ant-man-costumeDespite the recent shakeup, Marvel is sticking to the plan to get Ant-Man in production in August and have the movie ready for a July 17, 2015 debut.  Even though it’s become quite tough to imagine they’ll pull it off after the director loss and the need for last-minute script changes, apparently it’s really going to happen because Douglas said he’s ready to go to Atlanta in August:

August, yeah.  Yeah, I’m gonna go do Ant-Man in August in Atlanta.”

However, before heading to set, he’s got a pit stop to make – San Diego. When asked if he’ll be attending Comic-Con this year, he explained:

“Yeah!  I’m going to Comic-Con.  I’m even dragging my son.  I promised I’m taking him out of camp … But we gotta be back here.  I’ve gotta give a cancer speech on Sunday morning.  Marvel’s 8:45 or – 8:45 on Saturday night, so we’re gonna fly all night back and drop him at camp like at 5:30, 6 in the morning in the Adirondacks, and come down and talk to 2,000 head and neck surgeons.”

ant-man-comic-con(However, it is worth noting that the Marvel panel cannot be on Saturday at 8:45pm. That’s when Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment are scheduled to screen The FlashConstantineArrow and Gotham in Hall H.)

Even though Douglas seemed thrilled to be doing his very first large-scale, visual effects-heavy movie, he continued to express disappointment that Wright is no longer part of it.

“Yeah, he’s a wonderful talent.  It was very disappointing, yeah.  It was a big disappointment and more so for him because he had a lot of years invested and he was really the one initially who got them to even consider it, you know, the screenplay that he wrote.  I’m not the producer on it and I’m an actor for hire, and, you know, Marvel certainly has a pretty amazing track record, rightly or wrongly, so I think it just was that kind of combination where although they like the idea of the individual and somebody with Edgar’s individual spirit and everything, maybe just collided with an operation – I think they’re all on relatively decent terms.”

If Wright’s replacement, Peyton Reed, is on hand for this Saturday night Hall H panel, he better be ready to field a slew of questions on this topic.


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