Marvel’s forthcoming prospective franchise starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, and Evangeline Lilly has officially wrapped active production, and is now moving into the post phase for its mid-2015 release.
According to director Peyton Reed, Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man wrapped this past afternoon, and the director chose to send out a celebratory tweet to signify the official end of shooting.
And that’s it! Principal photography on ANT-MAN is now complete. The ants have left the building. Stay tuned… pic.twitter.com/xj5h9qFyo6
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) December 6, 2014
Ant-Man, which was originally slated to be written and directed by Edgar Wright, saw that director leave the project for undisclosed specific reasons, with both parties apparently chalking up the split to “creative differences.” For fans this was a tough pill to swallow given Wright’s reputation and stature as a solid and often visionary creative mind, nonetheless the machine of the Marvel Cinematic Universe must continue to move forward. Reed, whose previous directorial credits include Bring It On and Yes Man, came onto the project to replace Wright, while the script was polished by writer-director Adam McKay (who, very briefly, was up for the job to replace Wright himself).
While its unfortunate that Wright didn’t end up getting to make the film he had clearly been passionate about for years, Ant-Man still looks as though it will be one of the most interesting entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date given the type of talent it will be exploiting to tell its story. Ant-Man is currently scheduled to be released worldwide on July 17th, 2015.
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