If you’re a director looking for a gig, Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man is hiring. The movie’s director Edgar Wright has quit after falling out with film bosses.
The film was previously a labor of love for the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director, who initially started developing the project in 2006 and co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Cornish.
Executives and Wright issued a joint statement today, revealing creative differences were behind the decision. The note reads:
“Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Ant-Man due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.”
Ant-Man is set to premiere a couple of months after Marvel’s The Avengers sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena and Evangeline Lilly have been cast as the stars of the movie.
Hopefully the rough start the film’s off to isn’t an omen of things to come.