It's been exactly two weeks since Edgar Wright flipped Marvel the mighty middle finger, walking away from his long-term Ant-Man project because script revisions didn't meet his expectations. While Marvel has hurried to find a replacement, the cast has remained relatively quite with the exception of Patrick Wilson, who addressed his sadness with the situation early on. Now Michael Douglas is speaking out, addressing the departure of Edgar Wright.
The actor claims he was very disappointed when he heard the news, and says that the rest of the cast has yet to recover.
"I was very disappointed. I was. I am a big fan of his movies. It's a very disappointing situation. Happened very late in the game. I don't think anybody's quite recovered. My heart goes out to Edgar - he's been involved with the project for a long time. But he's talented enough that you'll be hearing a whole lot from him and I'm sure with a little vengeance."
In a separate interview, Michael Douglas revealed that his Hank Pym also creates a serum that turns humans into ants, or that he possibly creates a human sized ant. This is his exact quote:
"My character is a professor who, in the 1960s, designs a serum to make a human sized ant."
CBM notes that the quote contradicts the story it emerged from, so it is not known if Hank actually creates a six foot tall insect, or if he turns an actual human into an ant, or none of the above. It was revealed, however, that it has long been a dream of Michael Douglas' to play a Marvel character. Will it still happen? We are currently awaiting word from Marvel as Ant-Man sits in limbo.
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