Edgar Wright Deletes His "Cornetto Selfie"

by Russ Burlingame

wright-busterIn a move that's likely to raise a lot of questions, ousted Ant-Man director Edgar Wright has removed a tweet that seemingly implied he was upset about the way things ended between he and Marvel Studios.

The image, which featured screen legend Buster Keaton holding a Cornetto ice cream novelty, had been tagged only as a "selfie" before it was removed earlier today.

Keaton was a screen legend who thrived as an early pioneer in silent films. Keaton’s career declined after he lost his artistic independence in a strict contract with MGM, which he later called the worst choice of his career.

On Saturday, Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon tweeted a photo of himself holding up a Cornetto, which many have interpreted as a show of solidarity with Wright. His tweet, and Wright's retweet of it, remain online but Wright has removed his own addition.

Wright's fan-favorite trilogy of films -- made up of Shaun of the DeadHot Fuzz and The World's End -- is collectively referred to as The Cornetto Trilogy or Three Flavours Cornetto, and the popular ice cream treats are present in each of the movies.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.