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07.07.2014

Marvel continues to fine tune ANT-MAN in the wake of losing Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. While they were replaced by BRING IT ON director Peyton Reed and ANCHORMAN screenwriter/director Adam McKay, further assistance is needed to get the film ready for release next summer. Latino Review is reporting that two additional writers have been brought into the fold to see ANT-MAN through to it's final draft. They are Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer.

While those names may not instill sudden faith in the project, Ferrari and Barrer have gained a good deal of industry acclaim for their Black List script DIE IN A GUNFIGHT. The pair are also working on the upcoming big screen SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, which may dampen any faith you had to this point. The writers are being brought on as production writers to make any adjustments or rewrites needed on ANT-MAN as production continues.

While this is fairly standard for any Hollywood film, the need for two more writers brings the total roster for ANT-MAN up to five. As is commonly thought, more writers does not usually mean better product. It remains to be seen just how different the final screenplay for ANT-MAN will be from Wright and Cornish's original version and whether they will even get credit in the end. What this does mean is that Marvel is under no circumstances going to let ANT-MAN miss it's release date of July 17, 2015, for better or worse.

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7:33PM on 07/08/2014
Wow, this movie is going to be a disaster. I like Marvel (Disney), and they have a good track record, but they're definitely not perfect, and everything going on with Ant-Man is proving that. At this rate I'd really like to see Disney push Ant-Man off until 2016 or sell the rights to another studio. As of right now, it's looking like Ant-Man will be worse than Iron Man 2 and Incredible Hulk combined.
Wow, this movie is going to be a disaster. I like Marvel (Disney), and they have a good track record, but they're definitely not perfect, and everything going on with Ant-Man is proving that. At this rate I'd really like to see Disney push Ant-Man off until 2016 or sell the rights to another studio. As of right now, it's looking like Ant-Man will be worse than Iron Man 2 and Incredible Hulk combined.
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3:58PM on 07/08/2014
When Wright left and they brought on a new director AND new screenwriter, it was pretty clear that he left due to disagreements in the script. At that point, maybe it was Marvel who was wrong, maybe it was Wright, hard to say. Now, Marvel is rushing in TWO new scriptwriters to fix things further. To me, that says this was Marvel's mess up, and Wright was smart to run away from this impending fiasco.
When Wright left and they brought on a new director AND new screenwriter, it was pretty clear that he left due to disagreements in the script. At that point, maybe it was Marvel who was wrong, maybe it was Wright, hard to say. Now, Marvel is rushing in TWO new scriptwriters to fix things further. To me, that says this was Marvel's mess up, and Wright was smart to run away from this impending fiasco.
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12:36PM on 07/08/2014
"It remains to be seen just how different the final screenplay for ANT-MAN will be from Wright and Cornish's original version and whether they will even get credit in the end."
The real question is...Will they want credit in the end?
"It remains to be seen just how different the final screenplay for ANT-MAN will be from Wright and Cornish's original version and whether they will even get credit in the end."
The real question is...Will they want credit in the end?
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11:30AM on 07/08/2014
I hope this movie crashes and burns badly. Shame on Marvel. I mean it's Ant-Man, he's not as big a property as Iron Man or any cinematic member of The Avengers. What was Edgar really doing that Marvel didn't agree with?
I hope this movie crashes and burns badly. Shame on Marvel. I mean it's Ant-Man, he's not as big a property as Iron Man or any cinematic member of The Avengers. What was Edgar really doing that Marvel didn't agree with?
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11:24AM on 07/08/2014
One step forward, two steps back
One step forward, two steps back
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3:39AM on 07/08/2014
They have two options:

A) rewrite it before they start shooting.
B) rewrite WHILE they are shooting it...

So as not-exactly-perfect as it is, it's still the lesser evil in this case.
They have two options:

A) rewrite it before they start shooting.
B) rewrite WHILE they are shooting it...

So as not-exactly-perfect as it is, it's still the lesser evil in this case.
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10:31PM on 07/07/2014
First, this is coming from Latino Review, so grain of salt and all that. Second, I know I'm in the minority but I'm still looking forward to this movie. I was bummed when Wright left but I don't think it's the end of the world. Or the end of Marvel, I should say. Let's be honest, they can afford to take a hit at this point. And Kevin Fiege's comments about how they don't save the best things for the sequel, because the movie might fail and not get a sequel, suggests to me that they're not
First, this is coming from Latino Review, so grain of salt and all that. Second, I know I'm in the minority but I'm still looking forward to this movie. I was bummed when Wright left but I don't think it's the end of the world. Or the end of Marvel, I should say. Let's be honest, they can afford to take a hit at this point. And Kevin Fiege's comments about how they don't save the best things for the sequel, because the movie might fail and not get a sequel, suggests to me that they're not only unafraid to fail, but are prepared for it if/when it happens.

Plus, this isn't their first bump in the road. Probably their biggest, considering the circumstances. But they survived losing Patty Jenkins during pre-production on "Thor 2". And the Edward Norton and Terrence Howard fiascos. They seem to handle things pretty well when they go wrong.

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9:20PM on 07/07/2014
I feel like Marvel is more concerned with keeping on track with the "phases" and meeting deadlines than the quality of the movie, and I think it will show. Sadly, I'm also worried about that with the new Star Wars films. Reminds me of when some companies plan to release a new product/item and are more concerned with the launch date, and the product ends up being sub-par.
I feel like Marvel is more concerned with keeping on track with the "phases" and meeting deadlines than the quality of the movie, and I think it will show. Sadly, I'm also worried about that with the new Star Wars films. Reminds me of when some companies plan to release a new product/item and are more concerned with the launch date, and the product ends up being sub-par.
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10:42PM on 07/07/2014
Well, they do have things planned out up to, what was it, 2030 or something like that? It makes sense that they would want to keep things on track. Sure, they run the risk of delivering a rushed product. But on the flip side I think that there are benefits to working on a tight schedule. Some of the best movies around were shot in under a month. Maybe not blockbusters, but my point is that I think limitations can be very healthy because it really forces the filmmakers to flex their
Well, they do have things planned out up to, what was it, 2030 or something like that? It makes sense that they would want to keep things on track. Sure, they run the risk of delivering a rushed product. But on the flip side I think that there are benefits to working on a tight schedule. Some of the best movies around were shot in under a month. Maybe not blockbusters, but my point is that I think limitations can be very healthy because it really forces the filmmakers to flex their creative muscles.
9:13PM on 07/07/2014
I'm hoping Guardians of the Galaxy proves to Marvel that risks are worth taking. Specifically, risks like Edgar Wright.
I'm hoping Guardians of the Galaxy proves to Marvel that risks are worth taking. Specifically, risks like Edgar Wright.
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8:26PM on 07/07/2014
I can't stress this enough: Nobody likes Ant-Man. Nobody.
I can't stress this enough: Nobody likes Ant-Man. Nobody.
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9:57PM on 07/07/2014
I do.
I do.
3:36AM on 07/08/2014
So do I.
So do I.
4:31AM on 07/08/2014
I love Ant-Man. Read the Geoff Johns run on The Avengers, remove head from ass, then come on back.
I love Ant-Man. Read the Geoff Johns run on The Avengers, remove head from ass, then come on back.
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8:07PM on 07/07/2014
Ha... From the director of Bring It On, and the writers of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, comes the new Marvel Superhero Sunmer Blockbuster Film ANTMAN!!!

Since I know little about this character, the Wright angle, as well as the Rudd as an action star and probably fighting with the Avengers in A3 or A4 angle, were what excited me most. Now, I MAAAAAAAY be more excited for Sabrina the teenage witch. Seriously though, I pray they keep their cast, but I hope they bump this back. Only two
Ha... From the director of Bring It On, and the writers of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, comes the new Marvel Superhero Sunmer Blockbuster Film ANTMAN!!!

Since I know little about this character, the Wright angle, as well as the Rudd as an action star and probably fighting with the Avengers in A3 or A4 angle, were what excited me most. Now, I MAAAAAAAY be more excited for Sabrina the teenage witch. Seriously though, I pray they keep their cast, but I hope they bump this back. Only two marvel movies have been just terrible for me - so that's 2 out of like...what? 9? 10 with the Bana Hulk? That's good odds.
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7:33PM on 07/07/2014
Director left and now more rewrite? Not a good sign.
Director left and now more rewrite? Not a good sign.
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7:15PM on 07/07/2014
Kevin Feige: "much of the movie will still be based very much on that draft and the DNA of what Edgar has created up to this point.....Adam McKay, a very good writer is reworking parts of the script - not the entirety of the script, but some of it".

How many writers does it take to obliterate....err polish a script?

5 Apparently.

Kevin Feige: "much of the movie will still be based very much on that draft and the DNA of what Edgar has created up to this point.....Adam McKay, a very good writer is reworking parts of the script - not the entirety of the script, but some of it".

How many writers does it take to obliterate....err polish a script?

5 Apparently.

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6:51PM on 07/07/2014
So I can't wait for a few years from now when Wright can talk about this
So I can't wait for a few years from now when Wright can talk about this
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6:22PM on 07/07/2014
Just scrap this and give us a Incredible Hulk 2 film already! Or perhaps Black Panther.
Just scrap this and give us a Incredible Hulk 2 film already! Or perhaps Black Panther.
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5:39PM on 07/07/2014
"Danger , Danger Will Robinson!"
"Danger , Danger Will Robinson!"
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5:37PM on 07/07/2014
Wow, just when you thought this movie couldn't get raped even more...
Wow, just when you thought this movie couldn't get raped even more...
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5:13PM on 07/07/2014
I don't know what the fuck they are doing with this movie.
I don't know what the fuck they are doing with this movie.
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6:47PM on 07/07/2014
They don't know what the fuck they are doing with this movie either
They don't know what the fuck they are doing with this movie either
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5:11PM on 07/07/2014
This is the exact point where Marvel fucks up on the same level WB/DC currently is.
This is the exact point where Marvel fucks up on the same level WB/DC currently is.
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2:24AM on 07/08/2014
Because screwing up Ant-Man is like screwing up Superman?
Because screwing up Ant-Man is like screwing up Superman?
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