Directors who quit before the movie was finished

Marvel Studios excited a lot of film geeks when they announced Edgar “Three Flavours Cornetto” Wright would be at the helm of Ant-Man, bringing his razor sharp dialogue and kinetic style to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. About a year later, Wright was out the door, replaced by Peyton Reed. Wright cited the classic “creative differences,” and it wasn’t until a few years after Ant-Man was released that the filmmaker elaborated on his exit.

Wright is used to being in total control of his films, which didn’t totally gel with Marvel’s methods. When asked about the behind-the-scenes drama, Wright told Variety‘s “Playback” podcast, “The most diplomatic answer is I wanted to make a Marvel movie, but I don’t think they really wanted to make an Edgar Wright movie….I was the writer-director on it, and then they wanted to do a draft without me, and having written all my other movies, that’s a tough thing to move forward.”

Sure, it was a sad development for Wright fans when the English…

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