Edgar Wright's Influence Will Still Be Seen in Visuals of 'Ant-Man'
by Ethan Anderton
July 21, 2014
When a replacement direct was being sought for Marvel's Ant-Man following the exit of Edgar Wright, we mentioned that the filmmaker who ends up with the job won't have as huge of an impact as some might think. Why? Because at this stage in the game, the action sequences and pre-visualization of the film has already been completed, and they're not going to start over when it comes to that kind of work that Wright had already begun. And that's why, despite Yes Man director Peyton Reed taking over the job, the film's visuals will still have Wright's influence and style. So we suppose that's a bittersweet parting gift. Read on!
Speaking with SlashFilm, Feige confirmed the film had been storyboarded already:
It wasn’t the whole movie and there are new elements in the movie obviously, now, that [Wright] was not involved in. But there are some segments that are awesome and will be brought to life in some incarnation. Peyton [Reed] certainly has all that material and is a talented enough and a secure enough guy to notice if something is really cool and go 'No reason to change that, that’s great.' Or if he’s got his own spin on something to go and adapt it from there.
This echoes what Feige previously told Total Film when he said, "Ant-Man is still going to come out [on time], we start filming this August. Edgar Wright, who I’ve known for many years, who wrote the draft with Joe Cornish – much of the movie will still be based very much on that draft and the DNA of what Edgar has created up to this point, but Peyton Reed has stepped in." Will fans be able to discern Wright's contributions to the visual style of the film? He certainly has a swift and polished way of moving the camera and whatnot, so it's certainly possible. We just wish he was still directing. Ant-Man arrives July 17th, 2015.