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Edgar Wright certainly has a lot to be happy about these days. His latest film Baby Driver was recently released in theaters, and it’s been getting incredible reviews. With all this talk about great Edgar Wright movies, it’s hard not to reminisce on what could have been had he followed through on Marvel’s Ant-Man. Wright spent eight years working on the film. However, in 2014, Wright departed from the project due to “differences in their vision of the film.”
Ant-Man went on to be a successful venture for Marvel, grossing more than $500 million globally and earning good reviews under the direction of Peyton Reed. Marvel even greenlit a sequel called Ant-Man and the Wasp that will be coming to theaters on July 6, 2018.
In an interview with Uproxx, Edgar Wright was asked if he ended up seeing Ant-Man. His response was:
“I didn’t. I haven’t seen it and I haven’t even seen the trailer. It would kind of like be asking me, ‘Do you want to watch your ex-girlfriend have sex?’ Like, ‘No, I’m good.’
It’s certainly an understandable position for Wright to have. When asked if he was at least curious to see the film, Wright went on to say:
“The closest I came to it was that somebody sitting near me on a flight was watching it. And when I saw that the person sitting next to me was going to watch the movie, I thought, hmm, maybe I’m going to do some work on my laptop.”
Edgar Wright did get a writing credit on Ant-Man, so his work on the film was not all for naught. It also seems as though Wright bears no ill will towards Marvel either. Later in the interview, he stated that he saw Captain America: Civil War.
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