Marvel Boss On Edgar Wright's Ant-Man Departure
Kevin Feige breaks his silence on director's 11th hour exit from project...
There's been a cartload of speculation since Edgar Wright's shock departure from Ant-Man back in May.
But until now we've only heard secondhand versions of the events involved in the British filmmaker's exit from the Marvel Studios project.
However, the studio's creative head Kevin Feige has now weighed in with his version of events - and is keen to dismiss speculation that Marvel wanted to play the movie safe.
Speaking to The Guardian, Feige said: "We sat round a table and we realised it was not working. A part of me wishes we could have figured that out in the eight years we were working on it.
"But better for us and for Edgar that we figure it out then, and not move it through production.
"We said, 'Let's do this together and put out a statement'. What do we say? 'Creative differences'. I said, 'That's what they always say and no-one ever believes it'. Edgar said, 'But in this case, it's true'."
But Feige was eager to dismiss speculation that Marvel thought Wright's concept for the movie was too risky commercially.
"The Marvel movies are very collaborative, and I think they are more collaborative than what he had been used to. And I totally respect that.
"The notion that Marvel was scared, the vision was too good, too far out for Marvel is not true. And I don't want to talk too much about that, because I think our movies speak to that.
"Go look at Iron Man 3; go look at The Winter Soldier; go see Guardians Of The Galaxy later this month. It would have to be really out there to be too out there for us."
Wright has been replaced by Peyton Reed as director on the movie.