It seems that there's no shortage of job offers for Edgar Wright. Following his departure from Marvel over creative differences on 'Ant-Man,' the director has already gotten back to work -- first with his long-gestating project 'Baby Driver,' and now he's locked his second job: adapting the Young Adult novel 'Grasshopper Jungle,' which sounds like just the kind of weird and wild stuff we want to see from Wright.
It's been a tough summer for Edgar Wright, but if you think dropping out of 'Ant-Man' after nurturing it for nearly a decade would put one of the greatest modern filmmakers in a rut, you'd be mistaken. Although the details are unknown, it's been revealed that Wright is already diving into his next project. All we have right now is a ti
Director Edgar Wright's farewell to 'Ant-Man' certainly had a large impact on fans and Marvel itself, the decision being made mere weeks before the 2015 film was set to go into production with Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly starring. While the studio is looking to fill the vacant seat with someone from their comedic shortlist, we had the chance to speak with Stan Lee, co-creator of the character, on the shakeup.
When it was announced that Edgar Wright was leaving 'Ant-Man,' Marvel said in its statement that the planned July 17, 2015 release date would not be changed. But, as the reality of the situation sets in and Marvel scrambles to find a suitable replacement, it's becoming apparent that, despite their assertions, Marvel is very much in risk of missing their 2015 date.
Late last week, Marvel announced that Edgar Wright would no longer be directing 'Ant-Man,' a film he had been working on since 2006. The news is still shocking a few days later, and as we attempt to reassess the current status of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some of the directors currently working in that universe, plus Wright himself, have expressed their opinions on the split.
As ABC plans to premiere a new hourlong special diving deeper into the Marvel Cinematic Universe than ever before, the studio continues bulking up its properties. Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' is the latest to make some major additions to its cast as the studio is currently in negotiations with 'The Conjuring' (and 'The Conjuring 2') star Patrick Wilson, along with the now confirmed talks with Michael Pena.
Edgar Wright is a busy man. His apocalyptic sci-fi comedy 'The World's End' hits DVD and Blu-ray today, loaded with an impressive lineup of special features (all curated by Wright himself). Not to mention, he's up very early, pulling double duty and talking to us while eating a quick breakfast, before heading Marvel's 'Ant-Man' production office to start what will begin a long process of making that superhero movie he's been patiently developing for over five years. It's the kind of workload that would make the more temperamental of his peers testy, but Wright is perpetually cheery and polite, even for a Brit.
Below, our chat about why it's important for him to have a great DVD and Blu-ray, his favorite 'World's End' scene that still makes him laugh and what it means to finally get to work on his Marvel movie.