Ant-Man: Don't Give Up On This Movie, Marvel!

June 5, 2014 3:35 AM

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Those who have been following comic book movie news over the last couple of weeks know one thing for certain about the state of the genre: Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man is in trouble. After eight years of development, director Edgar Wright decided to walk away from the blockbuster because of an unauthorized rewrite of the script he co-wrote. As though that weren’t rough enough, Adam McKay was then said to be in talks to replace him, and left the negotiating table due to an already packed schedule. With Ant-Man’s release date only a little more than a year away, some have questioned if it wouldn’t just be best for Marvel to count their losses and shelve the film indefinitely.

This, however, is an example of some seriously short-sighted thinking. While it’s true that Ant-Man currently lacks a filmmaker at the helm steering the ship, suggesting that the whole project should be terminated not only undervalues Marvel Studios’ impressive track record, but proves ignorance of ...

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