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Author:  Curiosity Inc. [ Sat May 24, 2014 1:01 am ]
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Well, it's not like Marvel is starting from scratch. At this point, that's not an option. Whoever takes the directing job here, they'll still be working with Wright's script, Wright's cast, Wright's basic concept, and Wright's work on development so far. In many ways, this will always be Wright's movie.

Personally, I think this much like the time when Guillermo Del Toro left The Hobbit -- after trying and failing for so many years to get the film made, the shameful news is only surprising in that it didn't come sooner. The difference here, of course, is that The Hobbit was still in development hell at the time, and Ant-Man was well on its way to a 2016 release.

We'll be lucky if we ever learn the real reason for how and why this happened when it did. Still, we can take comfort with the knowledge that this movie will have Edgar Wright's fingerprints all over it no matter what.

Incidentally, if this means that Wright can jump ship and help DC/WB find a clue, so much the better.

Author:  Godziller66 [ Sat May 24, 2014 1:32 am ]
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Curiosity Inc. wrote:
We'll be lucky if we ever learn the real reason for how and why this happened when it did.

True that. I wonder what could have possibly been such a drastic difference in opinion creatively to make them part ways. I can't even imagine.

Curiosity Inc. wrote:
Incidentally, if this means that Wright can jump ship and help DC/WB find a clue, so much the better.

Doubt that'll happen.

Author:  AvatarIII [ Tue May 27, 2014 4:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ant-Man

Curiosity Inc. wrote:
Well, it's not like Marvel is starting from scratch. At this point, that's not an option. Whoever takes the directing job here, they'll still be working with Wright's script, Wright's cast, Wright's basic concept, and Wright's work on development so far. In many ways, this will always be Wright's movie.

Personally, I think this much like the time when Guillermo Del Toro left The Hobbit -- after trying and failing for so many years to get the film made, the shameful news is only surprising in that it didn't come sooner. The difference here, of course, is that The Hobbit was still in development hell at the time, and Ant-Man was well on its way to a 2016 release.

We'll be lucky if we ever learn the real reason for how and why this happened when it did. Still, we can take comfort with the knowledge that this movie will have Edgar Wright's fingerprints all over it no matter what.

Incidentally, if this means that Wright can jump ship and help DC/WB find a clue, so much the better.


2015 release you mean, it is still supposed to come out 14 months from now.

I'm not sure Wright is a fit at DC/WB either. Get him on a TASM 3

Author:  Curiosity Inc. [ Tue May 27, 2014 7:28 pm ]
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AvatarIII wrote:
2015 release you mean, it is still supposed to come out 14 months from now.

I'm not sure Wright is a fit at DC/WB either. Get him on a TASM 3

Ah. Of course it's 2016. Though I'll be very surprised if Marvel can still come out with a quality product at this rate.

I'm torn on your Spider-Man idea. I'd love for Wright to direct a Spider-Man movie, I just wouldn't want him to do it for Sony.

Author:  Godziller66 [ Tue May 27, 2014 8:11 pm ]
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Curiosity Inc. wrote:
AvatarIII wrote:
2015 release you mean, it is still supposed to come out 14 months from now.

I'm not sure Wright is a fit at DC/WB either. Get him on a TASM 3

Ah. Of course it's 2016.

Curi just can't type 5.

Curiosity Inc. wrote:
Though I'll be very surprised if Marvel can still come out with a quality product at this rate.

I don't even really care anymore. The only reason most anyone gave a damn about the Ant-man film in the first place was because of Edgar Wright.

Godziller66 wrote:
Curiosity Inc. wrote:
We'll be lucky if we ever learn the real reason for how and why this happened when it did.

True that. I wonder what could have possibly been such a drastic difference in opinion creatively to make them part ways. I can't even imagine.

Also, I can actually imagine the situation pretty perfectly by now.

Author:  AvatarIII [ Wed May 28, 2014 4:21 am ]
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Curiosity Inc. wrote:
AvatarIII wrote:
2015 release you mean, it is still supposed to come out 14 months from now.

I'm not sure Wright is a fit at DC/WB either. Get him on a TASM 3

Ah. Of course it's 2016. Though I'll be very surprised if Marvel can still come out with a quality product at this rate.

I'm torn on your Spider-Man idea. I'd love for Wright to direct a Spider-Man movie, I just wouldn't want him to do it for Sony.


It's not like they're starting from scratch, I don't really see how time will affect quality, they probably are well into pre-prod, they just need someone to churn it out, we don't need a visionary, it's too late in the game to be changing that, we just need someone that can do what they are told, competently, and efficiently. I saw some articles suggesting just get someone that directs Agent's of SHIELD to do it, and you know what, why not? A TV director would be perfect!

Author:  Curiosity Inc. [ Sat May 31, 2014 11:09 am ]
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AICN is reporting that Adam McKay got the job.

So Marvel chose a hit-making director with his own production company and a work history with the lead actor, instead of some no-name TV director who would take orders. Looks to me like Marvel dug themselves into such a deep hole that they need some considerable help getting out of it.

Author:  AvatarIII [ Sat May 31, 2014 12:55 pm ]
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not so fast Curi
Apparently he has essentially said "thanks but no thanks"
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-v ... man-708450

Author:  RuiBK [ Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:41 am ]
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Well,seems like what brought upon the split was changes in the script made by Marvel writers that were unsanctioned by Wright or Cornish.
That being said, what also transpired is that Ant-Man was supposed to go into filming in 2011, but Marvel gave Wright another reprive so that he could do The World´s End first for his friend Eric Fellner( one of the producers of the movie,had been diagnosed with cancer). Gotta be honest, a bit of leeway from Wright would have been apreciated.

Author:  Godziller66 [ Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:02 am ]
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RuiBK wrote:
Gotta be honest, a bit of leeway from Wright would have been apreciated.

They butchered his script, though.

Author:  Curiosity Inc. [ Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:53 am ]
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AvatarIII wrote:
not so fast Curi
Apparently he has essentially said "thanks but no thanks"
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-v ... man-708450

...WOW.

Author:  RuiBK [ Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:00 am ]
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http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ ... /?a=101244

Things aren´t exactly looking up. Shame that they can´t wing it and turn that slot into a Hulk movie.

Author:  Godziller66 [ Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:03 pm ]
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RuiBK wrote:
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=101244

Things aren´t exactly looking up. Shame that they can´t wing it and turn that slot into a Hulk movie.

I'd kill for a Planet Hulk movie with Mark Ruffalo.

Author:  TheMovieDude [ Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:18 pm ]
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RuiBK wrote:
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=101244

Things aren´t exactly looking up. Shame that they can´t wing it and turn that slot into a Hulk movie.


Shame they can't just go back to Edgar Wright.

Author:  RuiBK [ Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:24 pm ]
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Godziller66 wrote:
RuiBK wrote:
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=101244

Things aren´t exactly looking up. Shame that they can´t wing it and turn that slot into a Hulk movie.

I'd kill for a Planet Hulk movie with Mark Ruffalo.


Honest question since you didn´t use purple. Are you serious?

Author:  Godziller66 [ Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:33 pm ]
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RuiBK wrote:
Godziller66 wrote:
RuiBK wrote:
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=101244

Things aren´t exactly looking up. Shame that they can´t wing it and turn that slot into a Hulk movie.

I'd kill for a Planet Hulk movie with Mark Ruffalo.


Honest question since you didn´t use purple. Are you serious?

Yeah. I don't see why one would be incredulous towards me wanting a Hulk movie based on a quality Hulk story.

Author:  RuiBK [ Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:59 am ]
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It´s just that I see a Planet Hulk/World War Hulk as something that should be done after multiple Hulk movies,not before we get a decent solo movie.

Plus, apart from voice acting and some mocap, Rufallo would be underused.

Author:  Godziller66 [ Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:20 am ]
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RuiBK wrote:
It´s just that I see a Planet Hulk/World War Hulk as something that should be done after multiple Hulk movies,not before we get a decent solo movie.

They already tried that twice, though, and delivered mediocre films both times. Do we really need another standard Hulk runs away from the military and fights a bad guy film?

RuiBK wrote:
Plus, apart from voice acting and some mocap, Rufallo would be underused.

Yeah, unless, y'know, they wrote it differently.

Like an adaptation.

Author:  RuiBK [ Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:52 am ]
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Godziller66 wrote:
RuiBK wrote:
It´s just that I see a Planet Hulk/World War Hulk as something that should be done after multiple Hulk movies,not before we get a decent solo movie.

They already tried that twice, though, and delivered mediocre films both times. Do we really need another standard Hulk runs away from the military and fights a bad guy film?

RuiBK wrote:
Plus, apart from voice acting and some mocap, Rufallo would be underused.

Yeah, unless, y'know, they wrote it differently.

Like an adaptation.


If they can´t get their shit straight in the simplest of settings, how will the tackle the "universal gladiator that starts a revolution, then comes to earth to fuck shit up" set up well?

The way I see it we can move past the military pursuit after the first Avengers. If Hulk is still a hero after Age of Ultron, they could just bring in a faction interested in his abilities. The Leader and the Abomination are out there, as also AIM or Hydra.

Author:  Curiosity Inc. [ Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:04 pm ]
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Crazy idea: What if Clark Gregg directed the movie? He's a talented writer/director, and tightly linked with Marvel to boot.

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