'Ant-Man' Movie News: Patrick Wilson & Two Others Leave Over Schedule Issues, Main Cast Still Set [VIDEO]
It looks like the trouble won't stop anytime soon for Marvel's Ant-Man. Now apparently a few of the already cast actors are reportedly set to leave the film.
According to The Wrap, Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerard, and Kevin Weisman have exited the film. Wilson's character, believed to be one of the villains, will be recast, while Gerard and Weisman's characters were cut altogether when the script was rewritten after Edgar Wright's exit. Marvel had no comment.
Anchorman director Adam McKay was brought in to rewrite Wright and Joe Cornish's original screenplay, and the newest version has even more revisions from Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer. Peyton Reed was announced as Ant-Man's new director two weeks after Wright's highly publicized exit.
The film will keep its core members including Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Pena. But with the loss of one major character, the film could face another smaller delay than initially anticipated.
Wilson was last seen in last year's The Conjuring and has a history with superhero films, as he was in writer/director Zack Snyder's adaptation of Watchmen. Gerard is best known for his work in Avatar, but has a history with Marvel as he played a role in the One-Shot film, All Hail The King.
Weisman is best known for his work on television including Alias, and more recently Hello Ladies on HBO.
Ant-Man is directed by Reed and set to be released on July 17, 2015.