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Marvel Swears They Aren't the Bad Guy In the Whole 'Ant-Man' Mess, and They'd Really Like Us to Stop Picking on Them Now, Okay?

By Vivian Kane | Trade News | July 18, 2014 | Comments ()


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In any divorce, people are going to take sides. But after the conscious uncoupling of Ant-Man and Edgar Wright, Kevin Feige (the head of Marvel) wasn’t too happy about the way the division of sympathies was shaking out. Because you see, sometimes two people who really love each other come to the decision that it’s better for them to separate, so that they can ultimately remain friends. As Feige put it,

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.


It was no one’s fault. Sometimes these things just don’t work out.

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 …


And Movie Studio Mommy and Daddy don’t love us any less. In fact, they’re doing this for us. They only want the best for us.

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.


And we don’t have to take sides. They both love us just the same.

The biggest disappointment for me is just the relationship, because I like Edgar very, very much and we were very close for many many years. But the perception that the big evil studio was too scared at the outside-the-box creative vision is just not the case.


But you know who you really shouldn’t take this out on? Mommy’s new boyfriend. He’s trying his hardest. Let’s give him a fair shot.

Peyton is going to do a tremendous job and the cast is tremendously dedicated and the script is getting into amazing shape. You wouldn’t expect a producer to say anything different, but when that movie comes out it will be the absolute best version of Ant-Man that could have existed.

You see, sometimes this kind of split is for the best. Mom and Dad weren’t happy together, but maybe they can be happy apart.


Via Screen Rant.







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  • logan

    They worked on Ant -man for 8 fucking years? The guy can get real small and control ants. WTH was there to talk about?

    I think this movie will be Marvels Big Mistake.

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  • Stu Rat

    Here at Pajiba, shouldn't we take our direction on this from Anna Kendrick?

  • bastich

    If Marvel really loved us, then they would make a "Nextwave" movie. Just sayin'.

  • Buck off

    I laughed so hard at this I nearly weed myself.

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    My robot brain needs beer.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    I'd like a Devil Dinosaur movie.

  • Benny Gesserit

    He made me think of Cow and Chicken's Big Red Guy

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    "Hello, I'm I Ben Pantzed... but you don't hear me complaining"

  • Buck off

    I loved that show, it was mental, and his main form of ambulatory movement was bouncing along on his buttocks. A move that should be seen more often.

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    I don't even know what it is, but now I want it.

  • DeaconG

    Ah yes, the lone holdover from Marvel's pre-Spiderman monster days...

  • Coolg82

    I haven't heard anyone say that he was "too out there" for Marvel. I especially cant see anything him doing beating Col. Klink being the super secret villain in Cap 2 as being "out there". What happened is what Wright wanted to do was not what Whedon and Feige wanted to do, so the split happened. Evil? No, no one here is evil, but the environment is increasingly auteur unfriendly, minus Whedon involvement. Also, Iron Man 3 is a very bad example for their "out there" stuff as the MCU basically retconned it as soon as it was released.

  • J.P.

    Don't you think it's weird though that (correct me if I'm wrong) Edgar Wright hasn't spoken about this at all yet? I'd like to hear his version and you'd think if the split really was this amicable he'd want to clear things up?

  • Andrew J

    It's not that weird, he probably wants to work with studios again and if he talks against one that'll make it harder

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