Newswire: Edgar Wright finally opens up about why he left Ant-Man

Possibly inspired by watching two other beloved directors get abruptly removed from the Marvel-Disney-Lucasfilm fold this week (or maybe just by the fact that he’s finally getting his latest film, Baby Driver, into theaters after working on it for years), Edgar Wright has finally opened up about why he left Marvel’s Ant-Man movie. Wright discussed the departure on Variety’s Playback podcast this week, attempting to phrase his answer in the most diplomatic way possible:

“I wanted to make a Marvel movie, but I don’t think they really wanted to make an Edgar Wright movie,” he told host Kristopher Tapley, describing the split. The final straw apparently came when Marvel decided to do a re-write on the film without Wright’s input. “Having written all my other movies, that’s a tough thing to move forward. Suddenly becoming a director for hire on it, you’re sort …

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