Edgar Wright Has Never And Will Never Watch Marvel's Ant-Man

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Edgar Wright walking out on Ant-Man was one of the biggest stories of that year, and people still wonder what it would have been like if Wright got to make the movie he wanted. The movie turned out fine when it hit theaters, but Edgar Wright himself has admitted that he doesn't want to see any of it—not even the trailer.

In an interview with Uproxx, Wright admits:


"I didn't. I haven't seen it and I haven't even seen the trailer. It would kind of like be asking me, ‘Do you want to watch your ex-girlfriend have sex?' Like, ‘No, I'm good.'"

This stems from the fact that Wright had worked on Ant-Man for about eight years just so he can watch someone else make his movie. He is glad that he still got credit for writing the story, and he's not really interested in badmouthing Marvel for it.

"The closest I came to it was that somebody sitting near me on a flight was watching it. And when I saw that the person sitting next to me was going to watch the movie, I thought, hmm, maybe I'm going to do some work on my laptop."

Nope. And also, I'll never be pressed into kind of bad-mouthing it, because the truth of the matter is my friends are in it. Paul Rudd is a friend of mine and we're still very good friends. And in fact, I saw him in New York the other week and we had dinner and it was the first time we'd had a chance to properly sit down since that whole thing. And the one thing I'll say about that movie is I'm pleased that I got a writing credit on it, because it sort of makes up for having worked on the script for like eight years. Two is that I got my friend, Paul, a part in a major film. And I did say to Paul – he knows I haven't seen it – I said, ‘You know, I haven't seen the movie, and I will never watch it. I did see you in Civil War, and you were the funniest bit.'"

As of now, Peyton Reed has taken over the next Ant-Man movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and it's set for a release on July 6, 2018. Wright, on the other hand, has been getting exceptional reviews for his upcoming movie, Baby Driver, which hits theaters tomorrow July 28.

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