Three actors including, Patrick Wilson have left ‘Ant-Man’ after delays in production.
Is there trouble on set of Ant-Man? TheWrap reports that several actors expected to appear in the upcoming Marvel Studio’s superhero feature film will have to be replaced.
According to reports, Patrick Wilson‘s character will be recast, while two other smaller roles have been cut completely following script rewrites. The announcement of Patrick Wilson’s departure comes only days after New Life Casting posted a casting call for the actor’s photo double and stand-in.
This is not the first time controversy has graced the set of ‘Ant-Man’. The original director, Edgar Wright left the feature film after creative differences between himself and executive producers. This caused production for ‘Ant-Man‘ to be delayed.
Adam McKay was brought in to rewrite the original screenplay, and now the newest version features several other revisions from Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer. Weeks later Peyton Reed was announced as “Ant-Man’s” new director.
Since then, the Marvel Studios production has now lost three cast members due to delay in production.
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 Wright’s exit. Marvel had no comment. [via]
Despite the controversy, this does not stop Marvel Studio’s from promoting the upcoming feature film. Recently at Comic Con in San Diego, California, Marvel released a movie poster feature the cast and costume for the upcoming Ant-Man feature film.
Ant-Man features Paul Rudd (Anchorman), Evangeline Lilly (Lost), Corey Stoll (House of Cards), Michael Douglas, and Michael Peña (Gangster Squad).
Expect Ant-Man to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.