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Michael Douglas talks Ant-Man production, SDCC and Edgar Wright's departure

07.10.2014

While this probably doesn't come as a huge surprise, in an interview with Collider Michael Douglas revealed he will be going to this year's San Diego Comic Con to promote ANT-MAN. No word on if any of the other actors from Marvel's upcoming film will be appearing at the event as well, but there's a good chance Michael Douglas won't be the only ANT-MAN star going to SDCC.

I have some good news for those of you who were worried the recent hiring of two additional writers for ANT-MAN might affect the film's production. Michael Douglas also says he's going to start shooting his scenes for the Marvel movie in August in Atlanta.

Michael Douglas previously shared his thoughts on director Edgar Wright leaving ANT-MAN, and again says he's very disappointed he left the project.

Yeah, he’s a wonderful talent. It was very disappointing, yeah. It was a big disappointment and more so for him because he had a lot of years invested and he was really the one initially who got them to even consider it, you know, the screenplay that he wrote. I’m not the producer on it and I’m an actor for hire, and, you know, Marvel certainly has a pretty amazing track record, rightly or wrongly, so I think it just was that kind of combination where although they like the idea of the individual and somebody with Edgar’s individual spirit and everything, maybe just collided with an operation – I think they’re all on relatively decent terms.

It really is a shame Edgar Wright won't be directing ANT-MAN considering all the time he has spent developing the film. I'm still not sold on Peyton Reed behind the camera for the Marvel film, however I'm not completely against it either. I do wonder if Reed ends up appearing at SDCC with Michael Douglas just how many Edgar Wright related questions he will have to answer, and how fans at the event will respond to the director.

Marvel's ANT-MAN is scheduled to open on July 17, 2015.

Source: Collider

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