“I haven’t seen it and I haven’t even seen the trailer. It would kind of be like asking me, ‘Do you want to watch your ex-girlfriend have sex?’ Like, ‘No, I’m good.’”
That's what Baby Driver director Edgar Wright told Uproxx when asked if he has seen Ant-Man, the 2015 Marvel film he helped develop, but ultimately chose not to direct.
“The closest I came to it was that somebody sitting near me on a flight was watching it,” Wright elaborated. “And when I saw that the person sitting next to me was going to watch the movie, I thought, hmm, maybe I’m going to do some work on my laptop.”
Wright worked on Ant-Man for nearly 8 years - starting even prior to the release of Iron Man - but left the project in 2014, shortly before the start of production, citing creative differences with Marvel.
Director Peyton Reed took over as director, working heavily enough from Wright's ideas that Wright received a story credit for the film. However, Wright says he has "zero regrets" about leaving the project - and what's more, he's never discussed the film with Reed.
“I have not spoken to him at all,” Wright said. “I think the last communication I had with him is I said, 'Please don’t just use my storyboards,' and then I’ve never spoken to him anymore ever since.”
Wright's latest film, Baby Driver, is due out in theaters June 28. A sequel to Ant-Man, Ant-Man & The Wasp, is scheduled for a July 6, 2018 release.