Joss Whedon comes out in favor of Edgar Wright's (now-rewritten) Ant-Man script

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Apr 21, 2015

Joss Whedon is more than the former Buffy creator we have loved since he welcomed us to the Hellmouth. Now he's a creative consultant on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which means he had input on every screenplay that passes through Marvel's studio. The one screenplay he loved unequivocally? That would be Edgar Wright's Ant-Man.

Whedon told Buzzfeed, “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!"

Wright left Ant-Man several weeks before production due to a difference in vision. Collider reported that this includes more action. New writer Adam McKay said, "We just tried to streamline it, make it cleaner, make it a little bigger, a little more aggressive ..."

Meanwhile, Whedon said about the original script, "It reminded me of the books when I read them. Irreverent and funny and could make what was small large, and vice versa."

Buzzfeed reported that Whedon had said he had hoped Avengers 2 would be a "smaller, more personal, more painful" film. But it seems as if Wright's screenplay looks very much like the kind of writing that Whedon adores -- and that means chances are we'd adore it, too.

Or we would have, had Wright and Marvel not parted ways and the script not been rewritten. Alas.

(Via IndieWire)

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