When it comes to comic book adaptations, one of the most imaginative and loved movies in Hollywood is that of Edgar Wright Scott pilgrim against the world. For a long time, Wright was on the cusp of lending his directing talents to the MCU for the first time Ant man movie. But differences arose between Wright and MCU showrunner Kevin Feige, leading the filmmaker to walk away from the project. In an interview with Empire, Wright revealed that things have been tough between him and Feige on the professional front ever since.
“I’ll be honest, I hadn’t spoken Kevin Feige since I left Ant-Man in 2014. You know, there was no real animosity or outright animosity between us, it was all very diplomatic at the time, but in that situation you go your own way and there was no reason to get back to you. So I just never spoke to him or the other way around. Other than the movie itself, we’d been friends, so it was a sad thing – apart from the professional aspect of it, we’d been good friends. “
Recently, Edgar Wright was asked to work on a song for Empire that celebrates the greatest movie moments of recent times. Wright asked fans on social media for their input and was inundated with suggestions to include scenes like Captain America with Thor’s hammer, or Hulk throwing Loki around like a rag doll. When it became clear that the article couldn’t be completed without addressing the impact of the MCU on pop culture, Wright decided it was time to clear up the air with Kevin Feige once and for all by asking his help on the article .
“I thought it would be unfair of me to go through this article without mentioning the ‘M’ word once. So I did what I hadn’t done in six years – I just emailed Kevin. It was a lot of fun, and Kevin was really touched that I got in touch with him directly and just said “Hey.” It was also funny to send him an email after six years of not contacting him just saying, ” Kevin, I want you to write something for me, and I need it tomorrow! “So it was nice, we actually reconnected about this article and it was really sweet. I’m really glad I did, and I was really happy that his response was like that – he was really moved that I got in touch, and I feel what he wrote was amazing I told him I read to James Cameron what he said about Aliens, which he said that it was just wild. So it was fun, it’s a nice happy ending to that story. “
While the MCU is known for having directors work strictly according to the studio’s vision rather than their personal vision, that’s why Wright left Ant man in the first place, it seems that the filmmaker has overcome the disappointment of the failed project. Which means that Wright could return to the franchise at some point in the future to direct another superhero project. Fingers crossed in front Scott Pilgrim vs the MCU. This news comes from Empire Online.