Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas has revealed that he is disappointed that Edgar Wright is no longer involved with Ant Man.

Douglas is set to star in the new Marvel film as Hank Pym, and this film will kick off the Phase Three of Marvel films.

However, earlier this year it was announced that director Wright had left the project.

Speaking to Collider, the actor said: "Yeah, he’s a wonderful talent. It was very disappointing, yeah.

"It was a big disappointment and more so for him because he had a lot of years invested and he was really the one initially who got them to even consider it, you know, the screenplay that he wrote.

"I’m not the producer on it and I’m an actor for hire, and, you know, Marvel certainly has a pretty amazing track record, rightly or wrongly, so I think it just was that kind of combination where although they like the idea of the individual and somebody with Edgar’s individual spirit and everything, maybe just collided with an operation - I think they’re all on relatively decent terms."

Paul Rudd and Patrick Wilson are some of the other names on the cast list, while Peyton Reed has taken over the director's chair.

There have been some changes to the script since Wright's departure, but filming is set to get underway on the film later this summer.

Ant-Man is released 17th July 2015.


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