Director Edgar Wright departs 'Ant-Man' movie

(USA Today) It may depress Edgar Wright fans — and those who dig Ant-Man — but the British director's vision for the Marvel Comics character won't be seen anytime soon.

Wright and Marvel Studios jointly announced Friday that they have "amicably" decided to go their separate ways due to creative differences over the upcoming Ant-Man movie. According to Marvel, the move will not change the release date of July 17, 2015.

The fllmmaker, most known for Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and The World's End, also co-wrote the screenplay for Ant-Man with Joe Cornish and signed on for the project eight years ago. Marvel said in a statement that "a new director will be announced shortly."

Starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, the super-shrinky hero of the title, and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, the film is scheduled to arrive in theaters two months after the Marvel sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man is considered to be the first film in "Phase 3" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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