When Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios had their creative differences over ‘Ant-Man’, the filmmaker left the project that he had worked on for the better part of a decade. Essentially, the only thing remaining of the ‘Shaun of the Dead’ director’s influence on the upcoming Phase Two film was a shared “Story By” credit with Joe Cornish. About four months ago, we even saw the language of the film’s synopsis change to reflect the new direction of Peyton Reed’s film written by Adam McKay and Paul Rudd that saw Scott Lang as a master thief rather than a con man. However, it appears that this change may have been undone thanks to recent reshoots on the movie.
According to Badass Digest, the movie that sees Lang become size-shifting hero with the help of Dr. Hank Pym has evolved during the recent reshoots to more closely resemble Wright and Cornish’s original story for ‘Ant-Man’ partially thanks to the amount of improvisation on set. The report indicates that Scott is more like a small time crook instead of an established burglar or something of that sort and that the overall feel of the film is similar in some ways to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which features a hero being a bit of a rogue when we first meet them. Latino Review’s Umberto Gonzalez backs up the story by sharing what his sources have said as well:
What do you think about this report about the reshoots for ‘Ant-Man’? Are you excited that a bit more of Edgar Wright is being injected back into the upcoming Marvel Studios film? Let us know in the comments.
‘Ant-Man’ starring Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll flies into theaters on July 17, 2015.