Edgar Wright Is No Longer Directing Ant-Man

HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 21: Director Edgar Wright arrives at the premiere of Focus Features'
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The World’s End and Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright, who has been attached to Ant-Man for years, has left the project. In a surprise, pre-Memorial Day announcement, Marvel and Wright announced that he would no longer be directing “due to differences in their vision of the film,” though the statement said that the split was “amicable.” Marvel also said that the change would not affect Ant-Man’s planned July 2015 release date, and that “a new director will be announced shortly.” Surely there’s someone else out there with good ideas about how to best shrink Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd down to insect size.