Michael Douglas has been speaking about Edgar Wright’s sudden departure from Ant-Man, with the star expressing his regret that things turned out the way they did.
“Yeah, he’s a wonderful talent,” said Douglas. “It was very disappointing, yeah. It was a big disappointment, and more so for him because he had a lot of years invested.”
“He was really the one initially who got them to even consider it, you know, the screenplay that he wrote. [But] I’m not the producer on it and I’m an actor for hire.”
“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 somebody with Edgar’s individual spirit, maybe it just collided with an operation. I think they’re all on relatively decent terms.”
Douglas did go on to confirm that he will be appearing at Comic-Con next month, with Marvel set to feature Ant-Man as part of its panel, before the film is released on 17 July 2015.