Michael Douglas Thinks Edgar Wright Leaving Ant-Man Is A Big Disappointment
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.09.2014
He also says he'll be at Comic-Con...
In an interview with Collider, Michael Douglas spoke about Edgar Wright's departure from Ant-Man. He also revealed that he will be at the San Diego Comic-Con to promote the film. Marvel is hoping to get the film in production in August, which Douglas said he's ready for. He said: "August, yeah. Yeah, I'm gonna go do Ant-Man in August in Atlanta."
When asked about Comic-Con, he replied: "Yeah! I'm going to Comic-Con. I'm even dragging my son. I promised I'm taking him out of camp … But we gotta be back here. I've gotta give a cancer speech on Sunday morning. Marvel's 8:45 or – 8:45 on Saturday night, so we're gonna fly all night back and drop him at camp like at 5:30, 6 in the morning in the Adirondacks, and come down and talk to 2,000 head and neck surgeons."
It should be noted that the Marvel panel won't be on Saturday at 8:45 PM, as that's when Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment will screen The Flash, Constantine, Arrow and Gotham in Hall H.
Finally, Douglas commented on Wright leaving the film. He said: "Yeah, he's a wonderful talent. It was very disappointing, yeah. It was a big disappointment and more so for him because he had a lot of years invested and he was really the one initially who got them to even consider it, you know, the screenplay that he wrote. I'm not the producer on it and I'm an actor for hire, and, you know, Marvel certainly has a pretty amazing track record, rightly or wrongly, so I think it just was that kind of combination where although they like the idea of the individual and somebody with Edgar's individual spirit and everything, maybe just collided with an operation – I think they're all on relatively decent terms."
Wright was replaced on the film by Peyton Reed. He will be released on July 17, 2015.