23 May 2014 5:22 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Why did Edgar Wright walk away from Ant-Man, his eight year passion project? We went looking for clues...


The recent news that Edgar Wright was stepping away from the Ant-Man project came as a huge shock, not only because he’s a perfect choice from a fan perspective and that it’s so late in the day, but because the British director has been so integral to getting this project into production and has been battling for it for the last eight years, predating the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe. Why would he leave now? We had a look through the history of the project hoping for some answers...

It began back in April 2006 when Marvel announced that Wright would reunite with his writing partner Joe Cornish to pen the film, which the former would go on to direct. Wright’s Big Talk Productions cohort Nira Park was also attached to produce. »

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