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Adam McKay says Paul Rudd helped rewrite "Ant-Man"

Posted by jargononline on October 18, 2014 at 2:55 PM

By Matt Rooney


Apparently there have been more hands in the “Ant-Man” script than we thought.

Collider just did an interview with Will Ferrell’s conjoined twin Adam Mckay who admitted that “Ant-Man” star Paul Rudd helped him retool the script after director Edgar Wright left the scene.

Here’s what McKay had to say:

“[Rudd] called me when Edgar Wright stepped away from the project and told me what was going on. I went and met with Marvel, and I was a little dubious just because I’m friends with Edgar and I didn’t know what the story was, and then when I kind of heard what happened, that Edgar had parted ways, and then I saw their materials, I was like, ‘God this is pretty cool’. Ultimately I didn’t want to jump in as a director, I had too many other projects going and it was too tight, but I thought, ‘You know what, I can rewrite this, and I can do a lot of good by rewriting it.”

Apparently they even added an epic action sequence to top off this massive sundae

“We added some new action beats. I grew up on Marvel Comics so the geek in me was in heaven that I got to add a giant action sequence to the movie; I was so excited. So we did, we added some cool new action. There’s a lot that’s already in there from what Edgar did, there’s a lot of dialogue and character still in there.”

We won’t know how much good their team up did until July 2015 when the movie is released, but in Rudd and McKay I trust. Rudd has a natural gift of spicing up any dialogue he’s given and McKay has written not only some funny movies, but very good ones as well.

There’s a part of me that will always be disheartened at the fact we will never see Edgar Wright’s “Ant-Man”, but Marvel wouldn’t let these men handle their movie lightly. Just like with Rudd and McKay, I trust them.

“Ant-Man” will follow “The Avenger’s: Age of Ultron” next year on July 17, 2015 and will star Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stroll with Peyton Reed taking over direction from Wright.

Source: Collider, Slash Film




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