James Gunn Responds To “Ant-Man” Report

The directors of the two most immediate upcoming Marvel superhero films have spoken out about the departure of filmmaker Edgar Wright’s sudden departure from Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Ant-Man” film after eight years attached to it. Wright and Marvel Studios have split over creative differences.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” director Joss Whedon tweeted a photo showcasing his support of Wright – holding up a Cornetto in reference to Wright’s ‘Three Flavors Cornetto’ trilogy of films with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Now, “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn has released his own statement about the news via his Facebook page:

“Sometimes you have friends in a relationship. You love each of them dearly as individuals and think they’re amazing people. When they talk to you about their troubles, you do everything you can to support them, to keep them together, because if you love them both so much doesn’t it make sense they should love each other?

But little by little you realize, at heart, they aren’t meant to be together – not because there’s anything wrong with either of them, but they just don’t have personalities that mesh in a comfortable way. They don’t make each other happy. Although it’s sad to see them split, when they do, you’re surprisingly relieved, and excited to see where their lives take them next.

It’s easy to try to make one party “right” and another party “wrong” when a breakup happens, but it often isn’t that simple. Or perhaps it’s even more simple than that – not everyone belongs in a relationship together. It doesn’t mean they’re not wonderful people.

And that’s true of both Edgar Wright and Marvel. One of them isn’t a person, but I think you get what I mean.”