Joss Whedon Has Some Crushing News About How Great Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' Could Have Been

April 21, 2015


It's been nearly a year now since Marvel and writer-director Edgar Wright parted ways over Ant-Man. Perhaps you've since moved on, convinced yourself that, despite his obvious and nerdy talents, Wright wasn't a good fit for the Marvel brand. Well, here's Joss Whedon to open up that wound again, then fill it with ants.

"No," Whedon said, asked by Buzzfeed whether he had anything to say about Wright's departure from the film. But then it turned out Whedon actually had a lot to say on it, and so he did, adding:

"Only that I don't get it," he said with a sigh. "I thought the script was not only the best script that Marvel had ever had, but the most Marvel script I'd read. I had no interest in Ant-Man. [Then] I read the script, and was like, Of course! This is so good! It reminded me of the books when I read them. Irreverent and funny and could make what was small large, and vice versa. I don't know where things went wrong. But I was very sad. Because I thought, This is a no-brainer. This is Marvel getting it exactly right. Whatever dissonance that came, whatever it was, I don't understand why it was bigger than a marriage that seemed so right. But I'm not going to say it was definitely all Marvel, or Edgar's gone mad! I felt like they would complement each other by the ways that they were different. And, uh, somethin' happened."

You can be now inevitably disappointed by however good Ant-Man turns out on July 17.

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