There have been a lot of bumps in the road, when it comes to the upcoming Marvel movie Ant-Man and, as recently as May last year, the project still looked to be in quite a bit of trouble, after it was revealed that Edgar Wright had left the project. Edgar had been working on a script for Ant-Man for a long time, along with Joe Cornish but they had disagreements about the script with Marvel, which led to Wright pulling out of the project.
Fortunately though, Marvel had already signed Paul Rudd up to star as Ant-Man and Paul thought that his Anchorman director Adam McKay would be the perfect man to rewrite the script. Once Adam agreed to take on the project, Paul helped with the rewrites, which has led to the Ant-Man movie that we will see on the big screen later in the year.
Rudd was speaking with Entertainment Weekly, when he told them, "It somewhat happened organically. When Edgar left, they were talking about directors and I knew Adam and Adam’s brilliant. So he came in to meet with them. He and I had some ideas and so we spent some time rewriting it and wound up doing a rewrite on the whole thing. All of a sudden, this took on a whole new life and was much more intensive that I had maybe anticipated."
He added, "I’ve actually found myself in these kinds of situations before—maybe not quite on this level, but not far off—where all of a sudden you’re writing scenes and taking on writing responsibilities. And that’s okay. But it’s a little strange writing something that’s really, truly out of my comfort zone. I wouldn’t know how to begin to write [something like this], but sometimes you just hit the ground running, I guess. Thankfully Adam was there."
Ant-Man will hit the big screen on July 17 in both the US and the UK.