Back in January, we reported that both Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish were only receiving "story" credit for Ant-Man, with Adam McKay and Paul Rudd receiving full screenplay credit. However, The Wrap reports that the writing credits were brought to Writer's Guild arbitration, with the guild deciding that there is still enough of Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish's material in Ant-Man to warrant a screenplay credit. Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish will still receive "story" credits, and they will also share the full screenplay credit with Adam McKay and Paul Rudd.
The finished product still reportedly features much of the work that Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish did on the project, with director Peyton Reed even using the storyboards that Edgar Wright had commissioned. Of course, even after watching the finished film, it will be difficult to determine, without reading the scripts created by both writing teams, which scenes were created by which writers, but perhaps Edgar Wright fans can rest easy knowing there is still plenty of his original material still present in Ant-Man. What do you think about these new details? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more on Ant-Man as we get closer to the July 17 release date.Read More
Ever since both writer-director Edgar Wright and writer-star Simon Pegg burst onto the scene 10 years ago with Shaun of the Dead, their careers have skyrocketed. They returned to complete their "Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy" with Hot Fuzz and last year's The World's End, but many have wondered if they have another project in the works.
Are you excited for a new Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright collaboration? Chime in with your thoughts below.Read More
Director Edgar Wright isn't wasting anytime after leaving Marvel's Ant-Man. Not only has he signed on for his next movie, an action crime comedy that he is writing himself called Baby Driver, he is also going to helm Grasshopper Jungle for Sony.
Based on the acclaimed YA novel by Andrew Smith Dutton, Girls's Scott Rosenberg will write the screenplay and produce alongside The Amazing Spider-Man's Matthew Tolmach, as well as Nira Park, who has been with all of Edgar Wright's past films.Read More
Two months after director Edgar Wright's surprising departure from Marvel's Phase Three adventure Ant-Man, the filmmaker is lining up his new project Baby Driver with Working Title Films.
We first reported on the project back in April 2008, when the filmmaker signed a two-picture deal with Working Title. While no specific plot details were given, the project was described as, "a wild spin on the action and crime genre which will be set in the U.S." When the Working Title deal was first announced, Baby Driver was slated to be the first project to go into production, followed by The World's End, which was released last year.Read More
Back in May, Marvel Studios made the surprising announcement that Edgar Wright was leaving Ant-Man due to creative differences. The director raised some eyebrows just a few days later, posting a "selfie" featuring silent film star Buster Keaton holding a Cornetto. Many thought the director was comparing his experience with Marvel to Buster Keaton leaving independent filmmaking to join MGM, which he later called the worst decision of his life.
Ant-Man is scheduled to begin production on August 18. Are you excited to see what Peyton Reed can do with this Marvel Phase Three adventure? Or would you still prefer to have Edgar Wright at the helm? Chime in with your thoughts below.Read More
If anyone knows what its like to walk in Edgar Wright's shoes during the whole Ant-Man debacle, its Iron Man director Jon Favreau, who stepped away from Iron Man 3 after experiencing his own creative differences with Marvel Studios. Jon recently addressed Edgar's exit while taking a stance not unlike Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. He didn't side with either party.
Jon Favreau is in an interesting position. Even though he stepped away as a director on Iron Man 3, he did return to his iconic Marvel role as Happy Hogan. Like Terrence Howard with the character of James Rhodes, the studio could have easily replaced him, but they didn't. The two parties remained amicable. And its probably one of the reasons he doesn't speak ill of his experiences on the creative side of Iron Man 3.Read More
Following director Edgar Wright's surprising departure from Marvel Studios' Ant-Man last week, many fans are wondering what the filmmaker will tackle next. It seems that Edgar Wright may be returning to a project he has been developing for over two years now, Disney's The Night Stalker, which has Johnny Depp attached to star.
We first reported on Edgar Wright's involvement back in February 2012, although we haven't heard anything else about the project since May 2012, when D.V. DeVincentis signed on to write the script, based on the 1974 TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Darren McGavin starred in the series as Kolchak, a tabloid crime journalist who writes about cases involving supernatural subjects. The tone of the series seems to fit right within Edgar Wright's wheelhouse, offering playful humor with scary horror elements blended in. The script by D.V. DeVincentis is said to be in strong shape.Read More