Former Director Edgar Wright Still Gets Credits to ‘Ant-Man’s’ Storyline
The official trailer for one of Marvel’s 2015 movies, “Ant-Man,” has been released, and it’s leading everybody to question what credit does former director/screenwriter Edgar Wright get now that everything is said and done. Continue reading for more details to this scoop.
Marvel Studios is definitely not going for the subtle approach in the promotion of their upcoming 2015 films. For this year, they have two, and it will have to be epic with “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Ant-Man.” Earlier last year, they were (somewhat) forced to counterattack the supposed trailer leak for their “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and they did it smoothly, providing an extra glimpse of their official poster as well. Now, a lot of people were wondering when they were going to see an official preview of “Ant-Man.” Finally, after the long wait, the studio released the official trailer for the movie during the limited premiere of “Agent Carter.” This lead people to asking the question: Will former director/screenwriter Edgar Wright still have credits for the film he kickstarted? The answer is yes, but it isn’t as heavy handed as he started out to be.
According to Screen Rant, Wright dropped out of the “Ant-Man” movie production shortly before the filming started. This then paved the way for the new helmsman, Adam McKay, to revise the screenplay alongside actor Paul Rudd to make things “a little bigger, a little more aggressive, make it funnier in places.” As this is the case, Wright’s involvement of the narrative is not far from over as he still holds credit for the creation of the screen story (Story By) and is still recognized to be one of the films executive producers (even if he has been inactive during the 6-12 months of the production).
Looking back, actor Paul Rudd was open in telling everybody how much they worked to alter the script that Wright originally created during the Comic-Con. As Collider would suggest it, Wright was too specific of a visionary to have someone else use a script that he created along with Joe Cornish. McKay would have put himself in a compromising position if he pursued on directing the script without altering it.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” will be leading the Marvel movies next year with its forefront release on May 1. 2015. “Ant-Man” then follows when it opens in theaters on July 17, 2015.
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