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?
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.