Joss Whedon: Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ Script the Best Marvel Ever Had

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Isn’t it nice when famous fanboys fanboy all over each other?

Joss Whedon, cult TV auteur and director of the “Avengers” movies, spoke to BuzzFeed about his career with Marvel ahead of “Avengers: Age of Ultron’s” impending release. In the interview, he mentioned that he was a big fan of Edgar Wright’s script for the studio’s upcoming “Ant-Man” movie that stars Paul Rudd.

“I thought the script was not only the best script that Marvel had ever had, but the most Marvel script I’d read,” Whedon told BuzzFeed. “It reminded me of the books when I read them. Irreverent and funny and could make what was small large, and vice versa.”

He went on to say, “This is Marvel getting it exactly right.”

This is why Whedon was confused when the studio announced in 2014 that Wright would no longer direct “Ant-Man.” (Peyton Reed is now directing).

“Whatever dissonance that came, whatever it was, I don’t understand why it was bigger than a marriage that seemed so right,” he told BuzzFeed of Wright’s exit. Whedon’s disappointment was embodied in a sad photo he tweeted of himself holding a Cornetto ice cream cone, a reference to Wright’s “Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End” trilogy.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” bows in theaters May 1. “Ant-Man” hits theaters July 17.

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