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Adam McKay talks Ant-Man rewrites

Adam McKay has been discussing rewriting Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man script in a new interview with Collider , and has suggested that his version will be more action-heavy.

“[ Paul Rudd ] called me when Edgar Wright stepped away from the project and told me what was going on,” says McKay. “I went and met with Marvel, and I was a little dubious just because I’m friends with Edgar and I didn’t know what the story was.”

“And then when I kind of heard what happened, that Edgar had parted ways, and then I saw their materials… I was like, ‘God this is pretty cool’.”

“We added some new action beats,” he continues. “I grew up on Marvel comics so the geek in me was in heaven that I got to add a giant action sequence to the movie; I was so excited.”

“So we did, we added some cool new action. There’s a lot that’s already in there from what Edgar did, there’s a lot of dialogue and character still in there… We just shaped the whole thing, we just tried to streamline it, make it cleaner, make it a little bigger, a little more aggressive.”

Directed by Peyton Reed and co-starring Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man will open in the UK on 17 July 2015.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.