Edgar Wright
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By Nolan Feeney
May 24, 2014

Edgar Wright has stepped down as director of Marvel Studios’ production of Ant-Man and left the film entirely, even though he’s been attached to the project as a screenwriter since 2006.

The company announced the departure of the filmmaker behind Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Shaun of the Dead on Friday. Marvel and Wright had “differences in their vision of the film,” according to Marvel’s statement.

The film stars Paul Rudd, making his superhero debut in the title role, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena and Corey Stole. The studio says its planned July 17, 2015 release date is unaffected and that “a new director will be announced shortly.”

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