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Edgar Wright Tweets Response to 'Ant-Man' Debacle Before Swiftly Deleting It

May 27, 2014 (4:34 am) GMT
The 'World's End' director hints at his regret for giving up his independent root to join Marvel with a picture of Buster Keaton holding a Cornetto.
Edgar Wright Tweets Response to 'Ant-Man' Debacle Before Swiftly Deleting It

Following Joss Whedon's and James Gunn's comments on his abrupt departure from "" after years of developing it, Edgar Wright took it to Twitter to break his silence. His response was not exactly put into words, but it's a black-and-white picture of Buster Keaton holding a Cornetto ice cream.

It seems that Wright likens his situation with Marvel to Keaton's fallout with MGM back in 1920s. Keaton, an actor and director, regretted his decision to leave independent film in favor of MGM, a booming studio at that time. In 1928, he called it "the worst mistake of my career."

The photoshopped picture of Cornetto itself is a close reference to the genre comedies starring and that Wright was famous for. Dubbed "The Cornetto Trilogy", it consists of "Shaun of the Dead" (2004), "" (2007), and "" (2013).

Wright also re-tweeted a picture of Whedon holding up a Cornetto ice cream cone with his head solemnly bowed. While the Keaton picture has since been deleted, the saluting photo from "" director stayed.

"Ant-Man" is planned to make its way out in the United States on July 17, 2015. "The decision to move on is amicable," Marvel said of Wright's exit, "and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly." Wright who penned the film with Joe Cornish reportedly left because the result of a recent major script rewrite by the studio's in-house writing team was not up to his standard.



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