Originally Posted by Dark Raven
But Feige did say it was the Edgar Wright show in a recent interview, and that it's purely because of him that this movie is getting made at all. "The Edgar Wright show" suggests that he's got a pitch for this movie ("To Steal an Antman") that Marvel like and are letting him go forward with it. It's not that Marvel wanted to make an Ant-Man movie and then sought a director for it (which it should have been).
So it would seem that Marvel are just letting Wright get on with his own project and not interfering too much, which is a shame, because Wright's vision just doesn't really fit in with the rest of the MCU as originally proposed, and Wright takes so damn long to get any work done on this.
It's fine if Wright wants to make that movie as a pet project, but if he wants to be part of the MCU and get all the benefits and momentum of the rest of the film universe, he needs to put it aside for the greater good. It's not like he can't ever make that film. He just should save it for a sequel. If he did, he could get two potentially successful films out of this franchise, not just one (which may be less successful anyway if it's not connected properly to the rest of the MCU).
Does beg the question of whether the decision to release Ant-Man in Nov 2015 instead of a theoretically doable Nov 2014 was directly
in order to have Whedon introduce Pym as Ant-Man and Wasp in Avengers 2 and allow for Wright to tell his Lang story afterwards...
...but with all the talk of Ant-Man being Edgar Wright's separate and unique thing, would introducing Ant-Man/Wasp before the solo film be stealing Wright's thunder? It's a unique situation in which you have this director working on this script for almost a decade, and 6 months before he's about to finally release it after 12 years, another director's vision for the character appears. Talk about "To Steal an Ant-Man"! Yoink!