We already know that Peyton Reed replaced Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, World’s End) for the director’s chair after the latter quit. Reed reveals which details from Wright’s script did they keep and which are new.
We’ll, in an interview by Uproxx, Wright ( along with writer Joe Cornish) wanted ‘Ant-Man’ to be Marvel’s first heist movie. He also added other things, as according to Reed:
It was clearly Edgar and Joe’s idea to make this a heist movie and to sort of loosely base it on Marvel Premiere“To Steal an Ant-Man” that introduced Scott Lang. It was also their idea to create this Hank Pym/Scott Lang, mentor/mentee relationship. And, also, their idea to kind of do a Marvel movie where the third act battle take place in a little girl’s bedroom. Genius. It was great.
And what was new:
Well, I came on about the same time that Adam McKay and Rudd (Paul) were doing rewrites. And I’ve known McKay for some time and we talked on the phone and we were both really jazzed about the idea of, in the third act, in a movie in which we will have seen shrinking a bunch, let’s take it even further in the third act and introduce what, in the comics, was the microverse, in what we call the quantum realm. Creating this moment of self-sacrifice where he has to go into the quantum realm to save his daughter, that was something that was never in those drafts that Adam and I brought to it.
Glad that Reed respects what Wright contributed to the film.
We’ll, that it folks. Hope we didn’t spoil the movie for ya!