A lot of people were sad when they found out Edgar Wright was leaving Marvel's Ant-Man movie due to creative conflict, and evidently one of those people was Paul Rudd.
On Sunday, HitFix reported on Rudd's comments about Wright's departure at Comic-Con. In short, he's pretty bummed.
Rudd said that the whole experience has been "bumpy" and that he is "really sad" about Wright's leaving of the project. He spoke very highly of Wright, and even mentioned that he and Wright are friends who talk nearly every day. Clearly, Rudd was not enthused by this turn of events, and Ant-Man has had some other issues recently with a handful of actors being removed from the cast as well.
However, it wasn't all negative news. Rudd also spoke highly of Peyton Reed, Wright's replacement as director of Ant-Man. He had several complimentary things to say about Reed and his vision, noting that Reed is an avid comic book fan who was attending his 20th Comic-Con this year.
Despite all this upheaval, Ant-Man moves on, with Rudd attached as Scott Lang and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Recently, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll were added to the cast as well. The movie is scheduled to be released July 17, 2015. The film first began production way back in 2006, with Wright attached, and he stayed with the project all the way until May of 2014, when he and Marvel decided to go their separate ways. This is still a big Marvel movie, and it still has talented people attached to it, but some folks will always be disappointed that they didn't get to see Wright's version of Ant-Man. That may include Rudd.