The Official Ant-Man News and Speculation Thread - Part 5

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  1. Raiden Wakanda Forever

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    Marvel also gave Wright 6 years to make Ant-Man and he couldn't deliver, and in the end his different philosophy with Marvel ultimately resulted in his exit from the movie.
     
  2. DJ_KiDDvIcIOUs Registered

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    Scott Pilgrim was his only film that I didn't fall asleep through. Shaun of the dead has it's moments but Hot Fuzz is just stupid. I don't know why people think he would have done such a bang up job. Seems to me he should have expected parts of his story had to change to fit into the MCU and not been a baby about it and made it work after all the time he invested into it
     
  3. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    Because Wright was involved in multiple projects and Ant Man was not a priority for Marvel at the time so they could afford to wait six years. It had nothing to do with him being unable to deliver.
     
  4. Son of Coul Not 100% A Dick

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    He has a very specific, kinetic and engaging style that works well with visual gags and action sequences. His scripts and shots tend to be meticulously crafted, favoring dynamic unique visual storytelling that moves things forward instead of having them play out in standard coverage. On the flip side, Reed's body of work is considered more safe and cookie-cutter in terms of overall storytelling - visuals in particular.

    This isn't necessarily a bad style; but the idea of two distinct forces (Marvel & Wright) merging on an oddball concept/property that both have passion for was exciting for many. With the switch happening to such a different director mere months before shooting & extensive rewrites from such different writers, there was a certain deflation for fans of the two.
     
  5. ctsketch Registered

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    That's just what they said to cover up while he was still with Marvel. the gloves came off once they announced he was dropped
     
  6. mkilban2 family1stclothingco.com

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    Thanks again!

    Another question, how often in these MCU films are the directors visions/inputs factored in? I'm not a huge movie buff and really couldn't tell ya the difference between one directors approach or another's, which is probably why it doesn't seem like such a big deal to me.

    I know the guy from IM3 (Shane Black I think) was known for his buddy-cop action type genre and that's what we saw in IM3 in some respects, but is that more Marvel wanting that from the get-go and finding the right director or a director being hired and then bringing their own style/comfort zone into the film?

    Then there's the Russo brothers who did mostly indie/comedy type stuff and produced a very well done political thriller type film. So is it the director or the high ups really pulling the strings with regards to how these MCU films end up looking overall?
     
  7. Wise Watchtower Janitor

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    Personally I think Hot Fuzz is his crowning achievement.
     
  8. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    1: I honestly don't know what to say to that. Hot Fuzz wasn't stupid. It was very carefully and meticulously crafted and very clever. That seems self-evident to me.

    2: The notion that the split was about Wright not wanting to fit the film into the MCU or that he was a baby about it is pure speculation.
     
  9. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    What evidence do you have of this cover up? Scheduling like that is not uncommon in Hollywood.
     
  10. mkilban2 family1stclothingco.com

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    I see. Thanks for the very articulate response lol, don't see that much around here! It seems like in concept Wright with Marvel could have been a special thing, shame it didn't work out in the end. But I won't let that sour what we're going to get (not that anyone specifically here is.)
     
  11. Doc Ock The Spider-Totem Awakens

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    Well, Edgar Wright IS my favorite modern director right now. I think his films have brought me more enjoyment than most summer blockbusters from the past decade. It's disappointing he didn't get his long-awaited chance at Ant-Man, but I'm liking what I am seeing from Marvel's version so far as well.
     
  12. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    The loss of Wright, by itself, doesn't sour me. It's a shame, but it doesn't mean that the project is doomed. A good director leaving does not remove the possibility of the project being good. However, seeing as how the fellow who replaced him is so safe and generic in his style, and seeing as how the change happened mere weeks before filming, which usually does not lead to a good shoot, I'm not optimistic about the film. The lackluster trailer also does not help.
     
  13. smashmode House Stark

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    I think the teaser was for someone that doesn't know the story of ant-man, hence the 'you will be a superhero' discussion.
     
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    I dont feel like googling a bunch of stuff (at work now) but look up interviews and press stuff since after his departure concerning Ant-man
     
  15. smashmode House Stark

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    Urgh, I knew if the trailer wasn't a 100% home run that the Wright discussion would start again.
     
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    Reed has only made one okay movie, and that was Bring It On, although that was mainly for seeing Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku and Gabrielle Union in cheerleading outfits.

    Then again, the Russos made this travesty of a movie:

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  17. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    This trailer doesn't give anyone anything they haven't seen before. Besides maybe the shrinking.
     
  18. smashmode House Stark

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    Hey I liked You, Me and Dupree.
     
  19. mkilban2 family1stclothingco.com

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    This always seemed to me like a project that Mavel wanted to work by their standards and why in the end they parted ways with Wright. So I think it's a possibility that a lot of Wrights input remained regarding the story and characters, but Marvel possibly didn't like his specific additions and wanted it to be more MCU involved. The new guy may not be much more than a place holder who was willing to work with what they wanted rather than the other way around. Just speculating of course haha. Marvel seems like they have a greater plan for everything and if a person doesn't play ball they're expendable.
     
  20. Doc Ock The Spider-Totem Awakens

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    There's always that one guy. ;)
     
  21. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    I think that ignores how important the creative input of a director is. Having a director to just serve as a placeholder can (and usually does) hurt the quality of the film. How well the story and characters play out depends largely on their execution, which is up to the director. I think the video I posted shows the kinds of creative choices in direction that Wright would make and that the current director is less likely to make.

    And it's not like good storytelling in an individual installment has never before suffered do to attempts to service the larger plan.
     
  22. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    I actually kind of liked it as well.

    Granted, I only saw it once about seven years ago.
     
  23. StarLord < < < < < < <

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    What kind of sick bastard are you?! :o
     
  24. Dr. Evil Registered

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    Kirsten wasn't bad looking 15 years ago.....now, not so much.
     
  25. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    She looks fine now.:huh:
     
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