It’s clear Marvel fans are super excited about Ant-Man after seeing the insane trailer released last week, but Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon believes it could have been even better.
As some of you may know, Shaun Of The Dead director Edgar Wright was originally signed on to helm the Ant-Man movie for Marvel Studios. He worked extremely hard on the project for a long time, and after getting pushed back for several years, Wright started to focus on other things.
Then in 2012 he finally got the green light. Ant-Man was going to happen; however, it wasn’t going to be with Wright. He walked away from the film in 2014 due to creative differences.
And according to Joss Whedon, we all should be disappointed that his original script was abandoned. Why? Because it was freakin’ marvelous.
He told Buzzfeed the following…
“I thought the script was not only the best script that Marvel had ever had, but the most Marvel script I’d read. I had no interest in Ant-Man. [Then] I read the script, and was like, ‘Of course! This is so good!’ It reminded me of the books, when I read them. Irreverent and funny and could make what was small large, and vice versa. I don’t know where things went wrong. But I was very sad.”
Geez. Now I am a little sad. Still excited to see this “updated” version of Ant-Man, but it does make you wonder what could have been.
And while Whedon made it clear how much he loved Wright’s script, he also wanted to make it clear that he wasn’t picking sides in this battle.
“Whatever dissonance that came, whatever it was, I don’t understand why it was bigger than a marriage that seemed so right. But I’m not going to say it was definitely all Marvel, or Edgar’s gone mad! I felt like they would complement each other by the ways that they were different. And, uh, somethin’ happened.”