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James Gunn director responds to Edgar Wright's split from Marvel Studios

James Gunn is director of Marvel Studios' 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
James Gunn is director of Marvel Studios' 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios, used with permission

According to on Saturday, in a statement issued by director of "Guardians of the Galaxy's", James Gunn spoke of his opinion about Edgar Wright's separation from the "Ant-Man" film. In summation, it had been recently reported that even though Wright had spent eight years working on the project, the script was in the process of being rewritten. That being said, after the draft was presented to the "Shaun of the Dead" director, he had felt there was no shared vision of this portion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On Friday, Wright moved on to other ventures.

Gunn likened it to a romantic notion as with any relationship. He simply felt there wasn't any compatibility. Gunn felt that even though both may be beloved entities, it does not mean they love each other. As with any relationship, there is something in the back of each other's minds that's telling them they aren't meant to be. Gunn also thinks that there's no right or wrong party in all this, but it's easy to lay blame when a situation like this does occur. He also wasn't going to take sides and had posted his thoughts and feelings of the separation on his Facebook page.

"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."

Joss Whedon also made a tribute tweet of him him displaying a Cornetto brand wrapper as a representation of Wright's "Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy" wherein lies the three highly recognized "Shaun of the Dead", "Hot Fuzz", and "The World's End." The films are comedic in nature, all starring the familiar "Star Trek's" Scotty's "Simon Pegg" and the Cornetto reference connects to each film in the trilogy and the flavours involved between each project. One may speculate that he had envisioned the "Ant-Man" film to follow the same path as those three well known movies.

"Ant-Man", starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas is scheduled for July 17, 2015.