Over the weekend there have been many theories popping up as to why Edgar Wright left Ant Man. The official explanation is due to creative differences, but that didn’t start a smear rumor from popping up on Reddit that claimed Wright was well behind schedule. Most people didn’t believe that, which brings us back to the creative differences. Exactly what could those have been?
In an interview on The Cultured Nerd with Marvel scooper Roger Wardell, he explains how Ant Man will tie into Age of Ultron:
Ant Man becomes about some of the stuff leading up to and right at the same time as Age of Ultron. The timeloop might have happened many times, but what we see in Age of Ultron and Ant Man is its last cycle. Some parts of Ant-Man will take place DURING Age of Ultron.
For a long time leading up to Ant Man being official, Wright described it as a standalone movie. Obviously that’s the exact opposite of what Marvel is doing with their shared cinematic universe, and Wardell went on Twitter to explain that these changes to the Ant Man script is why Wright left:
For people who follow the goings on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this shouldn’t be too surprising. But of course it opens the door for snarky film blogs to post end-of-the-world overreactions as how this is proof of Disney ruining Marvel and how Ant Man will now bomb because a geek-favorite director quit the movie. If you seriously think a Marvel film releasing two months after The Avengers sequel will bomb, you had better research the “Avengers bump” and what it did for Iron Man 3, Thor 2, and Captain America 2…