According to ComicBook.com on Thursday, "Guardians of the Galaxy's" James Gunn gave his Twitter account a flaming in regards to rumors about him taking the place of Edgar Wright in helming the "Ant-Man" movie. Gunn was cursing up a storm on Twitter, so it appears that his voracity of the situation is irrefutable.
As most of those who are familiar with Wright's work, he's well known for his trio of comedic, British films starring Simon Pegg. "Shaun of the Dead", "Hot Fuzz", and "The World's End" come to mind and the former "Ant-Man" director parted ways with Marvel Studios due to different visions of the project. The planning of the film dated well back even before the first "Iron Man" film. Even Joss Whedon gave his tribute, extending his hand out to the world as he displayed a Cornetto ice cream product in hand.
Gunn said he even clarified on Facebook Saturday that he never would be directing the film and it was suggested by another source that the ambivalence in regard's to Marvel's "Ant-Man" script as taken from Wright was making them nervous. It was somehow a frame of thought that this could have tied into the risk they were already taking with unknown characters of "Guardians of the Galaxy." Gunn woke up this morning to all the rumors and speculations which he then declared:
"Waking up to a bee swarm of complete bulls**t rumors on all sides. Happy Thursday!"
That being said, Gunn didn't fear voicing his opinion and as a result, Peter Sciretta of Slash Film decided to reiterate what Gunn made clear.
"Rumor Control: James Gunn Will Not Direct 'Ant-Man'."
Gunn even suggested that the move made by Marvel Studios wasn't out of their comfort zone considering that they've been eagerly promoting their film. Slash Film likened "Guardians of the Galaxy" to the box office flop "The Green Hornet" which starred Seth Rogan.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is scheduled to be released come Aug. 1.