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Michael Douglas disappointed by Edgar Wrights Ant-Man departure

Michael Douglas has been speaking about Edgar Wright’s sudden departure from Ant-Man , with the star expressing his regret that things turned out the way they did.

“Yeah, he’s a wonderful talent,” said Douglas. “It was very disappointing, yeah. It was a big disappointment, and more so for him because he had a lot of years invested.”

“He was really the one initially who got them to even consider it, you know, the screenplay that he wrote. [ But ] I’m not the producer on it and I’m an actor for hire.”

“Marvel certainly has a pretty amazing track record, rightly or wrongly, so I think it just was that kind of combination where although they like the idea of somebody with Edgar’s individual spirit, maybe it just collided with an operation. I think they’re all on relatively decent terms.”

Douglas did go on to confirm that he will be appearing at Comic-Con next month, with Marvel set to feature Ant-Man as part of its panel, before the film is released 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.