Final Judgement: Peyton Reed

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  1. SyntaxError

    SyntaxError Well-Known Member

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    After Edgar Wright exited the project, Peyton Reed was brought on to bring Ant-Man to the big screen. His time in the directors seat (and before) has evidently been subject to controversy.

    Now that we've all seen the final product, whats the final judgement on Peyton Reed? Was his work on Ant-Man good?

    Has he done enough to stake a claim for another Marvel film? If so, which one?
     
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  2. TheVision

    TheVision Sharp Dressed Man

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    Yes it was very good and I also think if he had been on the project for a longer time and didnt have to jump in as a last minute replacement (and lets be honest, it WAS last minute) it couldve been even better in some minor ways. But for what he had to work with it was a nicely directed/visualized film.

    Based on his work I think he could easily do a sequel down the road. Maybe get some different writers for another take on Ant Man (see Cap 2) and adapt it even more to his own style/sensibilities so its 100% Peyton Reed.

    80% on RT at the moment which means it was seen as a successful movie. Not Avengers numbers BO wise but for one of the lesser known characters they have (for the general public) its great.
     
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  3. YJ1

    YJ1 Armed and Dangerous

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    After everything I've read and after hearing him talk about what he added, he deserves massive credit and a huge "thank you" from Marvel fans.

    Honestly, I truly believe this film turned out far better than it would have had Wright stayed on the project.

    Peyton Reed more than deserves another film in the MCU. If not Ant-Man 2 then why not Captain Marvel?
     
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  4. Flint Marko

    Flint Marko Bring me Thanos

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    He and Fiege have had a good working relationship for years, so I think it could happen. I'm not sure what property would be best suited for him, but I'd like to see him behind the camera again at some point.
     
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  5. Quasimod0

    Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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    He did a fantastic job. Whatever problems they had along the way did not stop the film from turning out to be excellent.
     
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  6. Dyson

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    Edgar Wright worked with Marvel Studios on "Ant-Man" for 8 long years. Peyton Reed had 9 - 10 weeks. For a film with a $130 million budget and a 5 month shooting schedule, typically a director will need 6 to 7 months of full prep.

    Yet "Ant-Man" turned out GREAT! To think that the film we got was prepared by a director who literally had just weeks to work on it before filming began. Seeing how well "Ant-Man" turned out with Reed at the helm, I say that Marvel fans should give the guy a lot credit and praise and Reed should direct another Marvel film with full prep. "Ant-Man" was clearly made by a Marvel fan. Anyone who says Reed just phoned on this film for Marvel Studios has no idea what he or she is talking about.

    I think Peyton Reed would be a great pick for "Captain Marvel", if "Ant-Man 2" is a no go. Even if Reed isn't given another feature to direct, then I think Marvel Studios should allow him directing gigs on their various TV series.
     
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  7. AVEITWITHJAMON

    AVEITWITHJAMON Cloud kicks ass

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    While I still think Wright had a big hand in this, and I would have liked to see him direct the movie as I love his movies. Reed deserves a LOT of credit for coming so late and still making not only a very fun and entertaining movie, but one with a lot of heart as well.

    I will say this has some of the best and most inventive action of all the solo movies as well.
     
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  8. First Avenger

    First Avenger Well-Known Member

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    Peyton Reed for Marvel's THE FANTASTIC FOUR. 'Nuff said!
     
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    Y'know, I'm still trying to figure out what prompted Wright to take his ball and go home. The finished film doesn't come across as the product of ham-handed studio intervention. The links to the greater MCU, which was supposedly a problem for Wright, are pretty limited: there's the Shield bit in the intro, the throwaway gag line about calling the Avengers, the bad guys are attributed to Hydra, and the fight with Falcon. Only the last item feels the least bit forced, but it's tied in (if loosely) to the plot, which is more than can be said for the five-minute Ragnarok teaser trailer stuffed into the middle of Ultron.

    Reed did a fine job IMO.
     
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  10. Whiskey Tango

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    The movie was very entertaining as well as a critical and financial success so yes, I say credit where credit is due (and that includes Edgar W, whom I would consider a collaborator rather than "the guy that got fired"). But Reed got the job done so good for him. I'd be fine with him helming another picture.

    Right on. :up:
     
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  11. Raiden

    Raiden Wakanda Forever

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    Kudos to Reed, who was hired late and got a lot of flak from Edgar fanboys but nevertheless delivered a quality movie that received 80% RT and good box office, based on a C list superhero named Ant-Man. Marvel needs to green light Ant-Man 2 ASAP, and if Marvel gets FF back I think he would be a good candidate to direct it.
     
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  12. Vincanws

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    Ant-Man is gunning for the first Cap's numbers. There's every likelihood we'll hear talk of an Ant-Man project somewhere down the line. Though there's only so much they can do at once without expanding out their studio big time. I think the studio will consider priorities once the key equivalent new stuff is out including Doctor Strange & Black Panther to get some context on box office performance.
     
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    Yep he deserves credit after everything that happened with Wright and getting booed at Comic Con. He missed out on GotG and glad Marvel went to him for Ant-Man. Here's hoping he'll direct the FF for Marvel when they get the rights back. He deserves it.
     
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    Edgar's version would have been vastly superior in every single possible measurable aspect, that is an undeniable FACT!

    Peyton's resume is a maggot infested piece of rotten produce compared to Wright's
     
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  15. See Cap Run

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    :rolleyes: Wait, you're on the troll list? Are you above or below angry bees?

    Peyton Reed made one of the best solo origin films of the MCU so far, just behind Iron Man, Doctor Strange, CA:TFA and Thor for me, which puts it in very good company.
     
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  16. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    I had little to no interest in Ant-Man going in but it turned out to be one of my very favourite MCU films. All credit to Reed for doing a damn fine job at very short notice!
     
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  17. pr0xyt0xin

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    So, I'll just say I do think it would've been better if Edgar Wright had stuck around. But that's not to say that's entirely because Wright > Reed. Reed came in late, he likely didn't have much hand in scripting or casting and Wright probably did.

    When all was said and done, Reed did a good job. And while I wish Wright had done it, I'm a little peeved that he didn't tough it out.
     
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  18. Vincanws

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    Ah well, there's Edgar's new one out in a few months. It's called 'Baby Driver'. Maybe that will show some of the style you're looking for that got lost in Ant-Man. Or maybe it won't be all that, time will tell .. :cwink:
     
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  19. Starcat

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    Reed had a difficult task coming in the way he did. And he surpassed all my expectations. I'm very glad he is helming the sequel.
     
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    Surprisingly, this ended up becoming one of my favorite Marvel Studios movies. Despite being upset about not getting to see Edgar Wright's version, I must admit that Peyton Reed did a very good job on it.

    BUT... he had a strong script by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish to work with. They pretty much broke the story, and provided the backbone, characters, much of the tone and setpieces for this movie. It'll be interesting to see if he can keep that momentum going in the sequel, where he's starting from scratch.
     
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  21. chamber-music

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    Reed's tone was different from Edgar's tone. Reed said Edgar's ant-man had a more British irreverent tone which he changed. Reed also had a lot of comedic improve dialogue which is a popular tend in the American comedy movie genre in recent years. Edgar's movies are very intricate so don't have a lot of improvised comedy.
     
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    Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    Which scenes are attributed to Reed and which ones are distinctly Wright's?
     
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  23. chamber-music

    chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Peyton Reed
    The final battle bedroom train set fight and the prologue Hank assault on South American compound which was cut from the movie were Edgar Wright's stuff.

    Reed said
    The Microverse/Quantum Realm was Reed and McKay's ideas
    The Luis Tip montages were from Reed and McKay
    How the suit is stolen was changed by Reed and McKay
    Making Hank Pym a deeper character
    Falcon inclusion and sequence was McKay and Reed
    Janet's Wasp being alive and referenced more in the movie came from Reed
    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015...ins-the-differences-from-edgar-wright-version
     
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  24. Dyson

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    Peyton Reed also added "Disintegration" by The Cure in the briefcase battle while other people just assumed Edgar Wright wanted that song.

    Reed really proved himself as a wonderful director with the first film. I'm glad he is making the next film.
     
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  25. Nathan_Koren

    Nathan_Koren Mandalorian/Force Adept

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    I loved this film. Glad he's doing the sequel.
     
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