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08 July 2014  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

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It has a cast that includes Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, but Ant-Man apparently still doesn't have a screenplay that Marvel Studios are happy with. Following the departure of Edgar Wright over creative differences, and a subsequent pass by Adam McKay, the latest draft has been taken on by the writing team of Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari.

The pair landed themselves on the buzzy Black List for 2010, right after graduating from NYU, with the screenplay for their still un-produced drama Die In A Gunfight. They've since had their horror pic Haunt (not to be confused with Vincenzo Natali's Haunter) brought to the screen with Harrison Gilbertson in the lead, and they've also been at work on Jonathan Levine's Legend and the developing Sabrina The Teenage Witch reboot.

Too many cooks, or necessary triage? Whatever's going on, Marvel and new director Peyton Reed are clearly finding Ant-Man a particularly tough nut to crack. Wright, of course, was perfectly confident that he'd cracked it. That story has yet to be told.

Marvel's official synopsis for the film, currently reads thusly: “Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.”

Corey Stoll, Michael Peña, Evangeline Lilly and Patrick Wilson are also part of the Rudd/Douglas-headed cast, and the release date is still set for June 17 next year. They really are cutting it awfully fine...


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RE: SHIFT THE RELEASE DATE
Bond left November. I don't really understand why Marvel isn't moving back to their initial release date. More

Posted by Chris Boomen at 17:37 on 13 July 2014 | Report This Post

RE: SHIFT THE RELEASE DATE
The quality control over at Marvel has been pretty impressive till date. I wish more Hollywood studios would spend the extra time and money to get the script right instead of rushing half-baked stories into production to make a quick buck. More

Posted by max314 at 00:56 on 13 July 2014 | Report This Post

SHIFT THE RELEASE DATE
We are not in a hurry if Marvel expect us to cough up fifteen quid to see this in 3D, post conversion, or not, they need to take their time. If the screenplay isn't ready, it isn't ready. Maintain the quality More

Posted by kittybinks at 08:25 on 09 July 2014 | Report This Post

Worrying
I was really looking forward to this when wright was still attached now it all sounds a bit of a mess. More

Posted by darthmhall101 at 14:24 on 08 July 2014 | Report This Post

Oh dear
Could this be the first movie that Marvel are royally fucking up?! Its turning into an Alien3esq soap opera mess!! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 14:23 on 08 July 2014 | Report This Post

RE: what i want
So there's a contracted cast and crew waiting for someone to give them a script in order to start working? Sounds like a bit of a shambles to me! Whatever's going on, I'd suggest that Marvel accept that they're not going to make their intended release date. More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 13:19 on 08 July 2014 | Report This Post

what i want
just re hire wright? he seemed to know what he was doing as it was his baby for about 3 years, i don't know More

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