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Edgar Wright Leaves Marvel's Ant-Man Film

The director of the film leaves in a surprise announcement.

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Coming to us from Variety, Edgar Wright, director of the films Scott Pilgrim vs The World and Shaun of the Dead, has left directing the upcoming 2015 Ant-Man film. In a statement made by both Marvel and Wright, they stated he parted ways due to "differences in their vision of the film.”

Marvel already has another director lined up but has yet to publicly announce who it is yet. Wright was also the co-writer of the film's script, along with Joe Cornish.

This is a big surprise, especially since Wright had been attached to this project since 2006 and has given numerous updates at San Diego Comic Con, every year, keeping Ant-Man and Marvel movie fans in the loop. Even though there is a change in directors, the film is still slated to come out on July 17th, 2015.

The film will star Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline, with Corey Stoll, Michael Pena and Patrick Wilson.

Here's the official statement:

Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Ant-Man due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.

We'll keep you updated as more develops.