Ant-Man was a film that received a whole lot of negative press prior to its production. For years, filmmaker Edgar Wright had worked hard at developing the superhero project for the big screen. The only problem was that Wright was developing it evenbefore the Marvel Cinematic Universe was established. As a result, when the film was ready to hit production, it all of a sudden needed to fit into the larger world that had materialized around it.
We all know what happened next. Wright dropped out due to creative differences, and the film was carried to fruition by Peyton Reed, who did a pretty good job. The film was no Citizen Kane, but after the disappointment that was Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man was a nice, low-key palate cleanser for things to come in the MCU.
But even though Wright left the project, he still could have seen the film, right? Turns out, he hasnâ€™t. Speaking with Uproxx, Wright said:
â€œI 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.â€™â€
â€œThe 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.â€
Luckily for Wright (and for audiences), he still got to go on to create Baby Driver, a film that our own Nick Doll really loved, and a film that is getting all sorts of buzz from all kinds of other outlets. So, despite not having a chance to make the Marvel film he wanted, heâ€™s landed on his feet and gone on to make some riveting cinema.
What do you think of Wrightâ€™s comments? Do you blame him for not wanting to check out Ant-Man? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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