Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' Defender Brings a Big Sign to 'Comic-Con'
by Alex Billington
July 26, 2014
It was inevitable that someone would make a big scene at Comic-Con this year about Edgar Wright leaving Ant-Man. This is our guy. Yes, this is just a fun post about a funny moment at Comic-Con and contains no news, but it's a good story and one I think fans who aren't in San Diego will appreciate anyway. Every year at Comic-Con, a small selection of religious zealots bring big yellow signs talking about the bible. This year, another big sign joined them but it was in defense of Edgar: all it stated was "Edgar Wright Was Right". Turns out he's a fan who is "depressed" about the Ant-Man news and wanted to make his feelings known.
We followed the story on Twitter from Comic-Con and you can see photos of him below along in the tweets.
@edgarwright Never forget. #SDCC pic.twitter.com/JuN25PWl0q
— Jim Vejvoda (@StaxIGN) July 26, 2014
@edgarwright this guy and God support you! #SDCC2014 pic.twitter.com/8vNEshJld0
— paulette osorio (@peoso) July 26, 2014
After noticing what was going on, Edgar Wright himself tweeted out a very nice message about the sign guy.
Someone take that guy with the sign out for a beer on my behalf. I'm worried about him in the heat.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) July 26, 2014
Just had a chat with the guy with the @edgarwright sign. His name's Josh, he's depressed about Ant-Man but excited Edgar tweeted about him.
— Nick de Semlyen (@NickdeSemlyen) July 26, 2014
I really hope someone took Edgar up on that request and bought him a beer (or two). The tweet right above indicates that he is already aware of what Edgar sent out, but still a bit depressed, of course. To recap: after developing the Ant-Man movie for Marvel Studios for many years (even showing off test footage), director Edgar Wright left the project over creative differences in late May just a few months before shooting was supposed to start. While the project didn't change release date, Marvel did find a replacement director fairly quick, hiring Peyton Reed (of Bring It On, The Break-Up, Yes Man) instead. Despite Kevin Feige defending Reed, a few fans still seem to be upset and still wish that Edgar Wright was directing it. What about you?
Maybe a better sign would have had his face on it with "Edgar Was Wright"...
Bl00dwerK on Jul 26, 2014
How bout "Hey Ed, dat guh was Wright"
The Walking Cuban on Jul 26, 2014
Give this man a Coke!
DAVIDPD on Jul 26, 2014
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