Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
Way back in 2006, before the Marvel Cinematic Universe even existed, Marvel Studios brought in Edgar Wright to develop a project based around a certain tiny hero. Along the way however, when production began, Marvel and Wright parted ways due to creative differences. Fast forward to 2015, Ant-Man was eventually directed by Peyton Reed and re-written by Adam McKay and star Paul Rudd and earned $519 million at the global box office. The film was a critical hit and a sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp is scheduled for 2018.
In a recent interview, Wright spoke with Uproxx about his upcoming film Baby Driver and the conversation switched to Ant-Man. Wright stated that not only has it not seen any trailers for the film, he actually hasn’t seen Ant-Man.
“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.”
Yikes… What a comparison. Wright also said that the closest he came to seeing the MCU film was during a flight where a passenger sitting next to him was watching it. Despite parting ways with the studio, Wright has no interest in talking negatively about the project as he has friends who were involved in it.
“Nope. And also, I’ll never be pressed into kind of bad-mouthing it, because the truth of the matter is my friends are in it. Paul Rudd is a friend of mine and we’re still very good friends. And in fact, I saw him in New York the other week and we had dinner and it was the first time we’d had a chance to properly sit down since that whole thing. And the one thing I’ll say about that movie is I’m pleased that I got a writing credit on it, because it sort of makes up for having worked on the script for like eight years. Two is that I got my friend, Paul, a part in a major film. And I did say to Paul – he knows I haven’t seen it – I said, “You know, I haven’t seen the movie, and I will never watch it. I did see you in Civil War, and you were the funniest bit.”
Ant-Man and The Wasp is set to be released on July 6, 2018