File this under well duh, he didn’t say.

Looks like Edgar Wright is opening up on why he was replaced, or why he replaced himself on Marvel’s Ant Man production.

According to him, he was the writer and director for the film, and suddenly they’re doing at least one draft without him, putting him outside the creative process

In an interview on Playback Podcast from Variety, Wright sort of spilled the beans on the creative differences that caused him to give up Ant-Man:

“The most diplomatic answer is I wanted to make a Marvel movie but I don’t think they really wanted to make an Edgar Wright movie. I was the writer-director on it and then they wanted to do a draft without me, and having written all my other movies, that’s a tough thing to move forward. Suddenly becoming a director for hire on it, you’re sort of less emotionally invested and you start to wonder why you’re there, really.”
As I said, well, duh! Everyone knows Edgar Wright makes Edgar Wright movies, and not something shoehorned out of Marvel’s construction by committee. Wright wanted to stamp his own look and feel on the film, and Marvel said uh uh, you’re going to make the film we want you to make, so he left. Or was fired. It doesn’t really matter.
In the end, it doesn’t matter. Wright makes his own kind of films, and won’t cut corners on his creative process for Marvel or anyone. And I don’t blame him or his creative spirit for having the gumption to walk away. More power to him.