It’s been over two weeks since it was announced that Edgar Wright would be leaving ‘Ant-Man’ over creative differences. Now, a new director has been found in Peyton Reed of ‘Bring It On’ and ‘Yes Man’ fame while ‘Anchorman’ director Adam McKay will rework the script. But while we’ve heard from Wright’s former colleagues about the departure, we have yet to hear from any of his stars. However, that recently changed when Michael Douglas touched on the change up while doing press for ‘And So It Goes’.
In an interview with Schmoes Know, the veteran actor who will take up the role of Dr. Henry Pym in the upcoming Marvel Phase Three film voiced his disappointment about not getting to work with Wright on ‘Ant-Man.’ You can see what he had to say in the video below, followed by the transcript of his comments:
“I was very disappointed. I am a big fan of his movies. It’s a very disappointing situation. Happened very late in the game. I don’t think anybody’s quite recovered. My heart goes out to Edgar – he’s been involved with the project for a long time. But he’s talented enough that you’ll be hearing a whole lot from him and I’m sure with a little vengeance.”
While many fans are still similarly disappointed about this shake up, it’s cool to hear Douglas show his support for an extremely talented filmmaker that was met with a tough break. Hopefully the actor’s prediction for Wright to come back strong and with a little vengeance comes true whenever he announces his next project.
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‘Ant-Man’ starring Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd hits theaters on July 17, 2015.