Ant-Man Movie Will Still Be Based on Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish's Script

Today at Barcelona's CineEurope convention, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige answered some fan questions, among which was how the studio is moving forward with Ant-Man, having lost writer/director Edgar Wright after working with him on the project for nearly a decade.

Feige stressed that the film will still hit its planned release date, and that production will begin shortly after Comic Con International: San Diego. He also said that the project will continue to be strongly influenced by the script assembled by Wright and Joe Cornish.

"Ant-Man is still going to come out on 17 July [2015], we start filming this August. Edgar Wright, who I've known for many years, who wrote the draft with Joe Cornish - much of the movie will still be based very much on that draft and the DNA of what Edgar has created up to this point, but Peyton Reed has stepped in [to direct]," Feige is quoted by Total Film as saying. "Adam McKay, a very good writer is reworking parts of the script - not the entirety of the script, but some of it - and it's going to, we believe, come to life in the best version of Ant-Man that we could possibly make. Again, Ant-Man is a very important character for us. We like that people don't necessarily know what it is, we like that it sounds sort of strange when you first hear the notion of Ant-Man, or a hero that can shrink, but he's a very key Marvel character: he's a key Avenger. He's an important character we want to bring into our universe and Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and an amazing cast all set to start in August, we believe that we're on the road to the best version of Ant-Man that we could have."