According to ComicBook.com on Monday, "Shaun of the Dead's" Simon Pegg got on Twitter and said how much he liked Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man" script. Apparently, Pegg had read the Joe Cornish and Wright script and expressed how exciting it really was.
Sometime last year, Pegg looked to have been messing with Marvel fans' heads, though probably not deliberately, by posting a picture of himself in front of a piece of artwork at the Marvel offices. The montage of characters included Pegg pointing directly at the shrunken Ant-Man character. This raised a major buzz on the internet.
Pegg later was pretty adamant about not having any desire for playing in Wright's "Ant-Man" movie as he had expressed that the director should spread his wings a bit to pursue projects that go beyond their typical "double act." Though Pegg mentioned that it would be great to be in such a film, he also feels the character should be much younger age-wise. That being said, there's something of a concern about age appropriateness.
At any rate, it sounds that Pegg got a good read out of the "Ant-Man" script as he tweeted the following:
"Feel lucky that I got to read @EdgarWright and Joe Cornish’s Ant-Man script. Daring, fun, funny and hugely exciting. Shame we won’t see it."
It does pose the question about the "daring" part mentioned that could have been a deal breaker for Marvel Studios. As most have read in the past about Wright's parting ways with Marvel, this mere adjective could have been what made Wright and the studios not share the same vision of the film.
It shouldn't come as a shock that Pegg enjoyed the script, as he had been a member of Wright's merry ensemble of "The Cornetto Trilogy" of movies under the director's helm. It is apparently Wright's "signature-style" of film making that earned him his popularity and uniqueness.
As of now, new director of "Ant-Man" Peyton Reed has been chosen to take the helm of the Marvel Studios movie and is scheduled to be released come July 17, 2015.