Edgar Wright Will Never Watch Marvel's Ant-Man

“Baby Driver” premiered at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival  with, mostly, rave reviews. This is the first film director Edgar Wright has released since 2013’s “The World’s End.” His aborted plan to direct “Ant-Man” was probably the cause of the delay. Whatever happened with him leaving the Marvel movie we might never fully know, but Uproxx has interviewed Wright and, among the questions that were asked, "Ant-Man" came into the conversation.

Wright admits that he’s still frustrated by the Ant-Man fiasco, but it's his admitting that he hasn't even seen "Ant-Man" that really strikes home. It was his baby for the better part of a decade before he was "let go" of his duties as director on the project. He says the closest he's gotten to seeing the film was when someone was watching it next to him on a plane. Ouch.

"I didn’t. I haven’t seen it and I haven’t even seen the trailer. It would kind of like be asking me, “Do you want to watch your ex-girlfriend have sex?” Like, “No, I’m good.

Makes total sense to me, why would he even want to watch it? I mean, the film itself wasn't bad, but his version would have most probably been the superior version. This is the guy that made "Shaun of the Dead," and "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," two of the most visually arresting studio films of the past 10 or so years. 

His latest, "Baby Driver," stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx. The film tells the story of a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) forced to work on  a heist for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey). No surprise here, but the film is a visually driven, candy-colored mashup of “Drive,” The Driver” and Michael Mann’s “Thief.” In other words, it’s a cinematic delight. Wright doesn’t do boring, he’s one of the most visually interesting filmmakers working today and “Baby Driver” proves that once again. You can watch this film with no sound and still get sucked into Wright’s dream of a movie. He drives this film into sheer visual nirvana. Take that Marvel.