Edgar Wright leaves Marvel adaptation of 'Ant-Man'

Ant-Man is the superhero persona of scientist Henry Pym.
By Annie Martin Follow @littlemannie   |   May 23, 2014 at 5:20 PM
1 of 5
| License Photo

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Edgar Wright has left the big screen adaptation of Ant-Man.

The 40-year-old Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director released a joint statement with Marvel Studios on Friday.

"The studio and director have parted ways on ANT-MAN due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly."

Ant-Man is the superhero persona of character Henry Pym, a scientist who invents a substance that allows him to dramatically change his size. Actor Paul Rudd will star as Ant-Man in the new film.

Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Douglas and Michael Peña also appear in the movie. Ant-Man debuts in theaters next summer.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Ed Sheeran to act in new, medieval TV drama series
NBC won't order another season of 'The Bible'
Pia Zadora and Cloris Leachman to trade lives for a week on 'Wife Swap'
Christopher Reeve's daughter gives birth to a son, names him Christopher