Ant-Man will be out in theaters this summer, and the trailer looks pretty fun. As longtime TG readers know, Ant-Man had a tough time getting made, Edgar Wright was going to write and direct, but he left the project early.
Now on the eve of the release of Avengers Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon has told Buzzfeed that Wright’s vision for Ant-Man would have made it the best Marvel film ever. “I thought the script was not only the best script that Marvel had ever had, but the most Marvel script I’d read. I had no interest in Ant-Man. Then I read the script, and was like, ‘Of course! This is so good! It reminded me of the books when I read them. Irreverent and funny and could make what was small large, and vice versa.”
Whedon admitted it was “very sad” when Wright left the project. “I don’t know where things went wrong because I thought, ‘This is a no-brainer. This is Marvel getting it exactly right.’”
There’s many movies that will never get made where we all go coulda, shoulda, woulda, and we try to imagine in our minds what they could have been like. An Edgar Wright Ant-Man definitely could have been an amazing Marvel film, the likes of which we’d never seen before, but we’re still hopeful for the one that’s coming on July 16.