The first installment in the Ant-Man franchise was originally going to be directed by Edgar Wright who started developing the project with Marvel Studios back in 2006. But when production was coming up, the studio and Wright parted ways due to creative differences. Ant-Man ended up being directed by Peyton Reed who is now also directing the upcoming sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.
In a recent interview with Uproxx, Wright was asked about the Ant-Man film and his thoughts about the movie since it came out. But here is the kicker: Wright hasn’t seen it or even any of the trailers. The director compared the idea of seeing a movie that he was supposed to direct to the experience of being asked to see your ex-girlfriend being intimate with someone else.
“I didn’t. I haven’t seen it and I haven’t even seen the trailer. It would kind of like be asking me, “Do you want to watch your ex-girlfriend have sex?” Like, “No, I’m good.”
Wright revealed that the closest he came to see Ant-Man was during a flight when a passenger next to him was watching it. Despite of that, Wright never peeked over once to watch any part of the movie. Despite his feelings, Wright has no interest in bad-mouthing the Marvel project due to the fact that he has friends who are involved with it.
“The closest I came to it was that somebody sitting near me on a flight was watching it. And when I saw that the person sitting next to me was going to watch the movie, I thought, hmm, maybe I’m going to do some work on my laptop.
Nope. And also, I’ll never be pressed into kind of bad-mouthing it, because the truth of the matter is my friends are in it. Paul Rudd is a friend of mine and we’re still very good friends. And in fact, I saw him in New York the other week and we had dinner and it was the first time we’d had a chance to properly sit down since that whole thing. And the one thing I’ll say about that movie is I’m pleased that I got a writing credit on it, because it sort of makes up for having worked on the script for like eight years. Two is that I got my friend, Paul, a part in a major film. And I did say to Paul – he knows I haven’t seen it – I said, “You know, I haven’t seen the movie, and I will never watch it. I did see you in Civil War, and you were the funniest bit.”
Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang a.k.a. Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne a.k.a. the Wasp, Michael Peña as Luis, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian as Kurt and Hannah John-Kamen, is set to come out in theaters on July 6, 2018.
7 Big Potential Changes For The Marvel Cinematic Universe After ‘Avengers 4’
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has officially said he’s holding back on reveals about the Marvel Cinematic Universe until after Avengers 4. With Feige holding information close to the chest, it seems likely big changes are set to hit the MCU soon.
Now that the MCU is more than fifteen films strong, I expect new characters and dramatic team shakeups soon so fans stay invested. There are a lot of things I wish could happen to the MCU, but I’m only talking about things I consider a real possibility here. Yeah, I’d love for the X-Men and the Fantastic Four to join the MCU, but I don’t expect that anytime soon. At the moment, Captain America and Wolverine will never hit the trenches together, but just know that would be number 1 on my list if Fox and Disney had a better relationship.
Hit Next to learn about some of the changes I think are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future!