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James Gunn discusses Edgar Wright's Ant-Man departure

Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn has spoken out about Edgar Wright's sudden departure from Marvel's Ant-Man last Friday.

Posting a statement on his Facebook page, Gunn refers to the split as a "breakup", calling both Wright and Marvel "friends" while admitting his sadness at seeing them go their different ways.

"Sometimes you have friends in a relationship. You love each of them dearly as individuals and think they’re amazing people," he writes, before adding:

"But little by little you realize, at heart, they aren’t meant to be together – not because there’s anything wrong with either of them, but they just don’t have personalities that mesh in a comfortable way."

Gunn also states that he feels that neither is to blame for the parting of the ways, concluding that "not everyone belongs in a relationship together. It doesn't mean they're not wonderful people."

Read his full statement here .

Wright and Marvel have yet to comment on the specifics surrounding their split.

Guardians Of The Galaxy opens on 31 July 2014. Ant-Man opens 17 July 2015.

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