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Edgar Wright Reveals Whether He Ever Got Around To Watching Ant-Man

The making of Marvel's "Ant-Man" will likely always be a touchy subject for filmmaker Edgar Wright. The "Last Night in Soho" director spent eight years helming the project from the ground up before eventually having to walk away in 2014 due to creative differences.

"I wanted to make a Marvel movie but I don't think they really wanted to make an Edgar Wright movie," he told Variety back in 2017. Peyton Reed wound up taking over the directorial duties for "Ant-Man" (2015) and then again for its sequel, "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018). He's also been pegged for the third installment, "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania," which is currently filming and slated for a 2023 release. 

Wright went on to make the musical action hit "Baby Driver" (2017), which earned three Oscar nominations for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing. But people always wonder what could have been if the man behind "Shaun of the Dead" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" would have stayed on to do "Ant-Man." 

With Wright's latest flick, "Last Night in Soho," set to be released on Friday, October 29, the question was actually posed during a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session to promote the upcoming film. 

Edgar Wright has never seen Ant-Man

Speaking candidly with fans, Wright admitted to never actually watching the final version of "Ant-Man" in theaters or at home. "I decided not to watch it so I would never have to tell people what I thought of it," Wright told Redditor u/Alienboy13, after being asked what is thoughts were on the film. "That said, once I was on a plane and a guy next to me was watching it and that was a bit awkward," Wright added. 

Over the years, the English filmmaker has gotten asked regularly to share his thoughts and feelings on Marvel and the "Ant-Man" franchise, with his most definitive answer coming in 2017 during his interview with Variety.

"I was the writer-director on it and then they wanted to do a draft without me, and having written all my other movies, that's a tough thing to move forward," Wright said. "Suddenly becoming a director for hire on it, you're sort of less emotionally invested and you start to wonder why you're there, really." In addition to serving as the director, Wright got to write and produce "Last Night in Soho," which has been described as a psychological horror film centered around time travel.