Whether it’s Ben Affleck stepping away from the director’s chair of The Batman, the 283 directors that left The Flash or the firing of Lord and Miller from the solo Han Solo movie, that happened recently, we’ve been coming across a bunch of controversial behind the scenes news involving directors, in recent years. One such story involves Edgar Wright and his sudden departure from Ant-Man. 

Edgar Wright – Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs the World – have been working on the Ant-Man script for years alongside Joe Cornish. But a few months before production, Wright left the project. Both Marvel-Studios and Edgar Wright didn’t provide any details regarding the departure besides the template response: creative differences.

It’s been two years since the release of Ant-Man and finally, Edgar Wright opens up (albeit in a very diplomatic way) in an interview with Variety.

I think the most diplomatic answer is I wanted to make a Marvel movie but I don’t think they really wanted to make an Edgar Wright movie. It was a really heartbreaking decision to have to walk away after having worked on it for so long, because me and Joe Cornish in some form—it’s funny some people say, ‘Oh they’ve been working on it for eight years’ and that was somewhat true, but in that time I had made three movies so it wasn’t like I was working on it full time. But after The World’s End I did work on it for like a year, I was gonna make the movie.


But then I was the writer-director on it and then they wanted to do a draft without me, and having written all my other movies, that’s a tough thing to move forward thinking if I do one of these movies I would like to be the writer-director. Suddenly becoming a director for hire on it, you’re sort of less emotionally invested and you start to wonder why you’re there, really.

Well, at least that’s one mystery solved. Now, I wonder when Lord and Miller and going to disclose the COMPLETE reason for their departure from the Han Solo movie.