Kevin Feige: Wright's Ant-Man not 'too far out'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 July 2014
Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige has denied suggestions that Edgar Wright's vision for the upcoming 'Ant-Man' film was "too far out" and insisted they simply had creative differences

Kevin Feige has denied claims Edgar Wright's ideas for 'Ant-Man' were "too far out".

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director has spoken out against suggestions that he and Marvel Comics parted ways with the filmmaker - who was on board to direct the project - because his vision for it was "too far out".

Quizzed on whether the creative differences - cited as the reason for Wright's stepping down - had involved personality issues or whether Wright's vision for 'Ant-Man' felt out-of-sync with Marvel's wider universe of superheroes, Feige claimed it was a "combination".

He said: "We sat round a table and we realised it was not working. A part of me wishes we could have figured that out in the eight years we were working on it. But better for us and better for Edgar that we figure it out then, and not move it through production."

Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, he added: "The Marvel movies are very collaborative, and I think they are more collaborative than what he [Wright] had been used to. And I totally respect that.

"[But] the notion that Marvel was scared, the vision was too good, too far out for Marvel is not true ... It would have to be really out there to be too out there for us."

Peyton Reed has now taken over the reigns of the film, which will star Michael Douglas as Hank Pym (Ant-Man) - a brilliant scientist who invents a substance that allows him to change size.

'Ant-Man' is slated for release on July 17 2015.

Ant-Man

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peyton Reed
  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip "T.I." Harris, Anthony Mackie, Wood Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas
  • UK release: 17 July 2015

A winning addition to Marvel's cinematic universe, Ant Man follows Dr Hank Pym (Douglas) as he fails in re-sizing himself, but unexpectedly imbues himself with the ability to talk to and control insects. With winning performances from Rudd, Cannavale and Douglas, this charming and eccentric heist film has a great sense of…

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