Ant Man Script Is Now "More Aggressive" With Extra Action, Says Adam McKay

According to Adam McKay, who was called in for rewrites, the new script for Marvel's Ant-Man is more aggressive than what Edgar Wright was intending. You'll have to argue out what "aggressive" might mean in this context, but McKay did also say that there's extra action now.

He was speaking to Collider, where he also revealed that Paul Rudd helped out with writing the new material.

"I’ve always known Paul Rudd’s a really good writer from improvising with him on set, but I had no idea he was that good—he’s really great with dialogue. So the two of us holed up in hotel rooms on the east and west coast, and I think it was like six to eight weeks we just ground it out and did a giant rewrite of the script. I was really proud of what we did, I really thought we put some amazing stuff in there and built on an already strong script from Edgar Wright and sort of just enhanced some stuff."

McKay did note that a lot of the work originally penned by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish will its way to the screen in someway.

"There’s a lot of dialogue and character still in there.... we just tried to streamline it, make it cleaner, make it a little bigger, a little more aggressive, make it funnier in places."

McKay noted that he was initially reluctant to get involved, citing his relationship with Wright as reason to not wade in.

"I’m friends with Edgar and I didn’t know what the story was, and then when I kind of heard what happened."

How much detail he knows about the circumstances of Wright's departure isn't clear, but whatever McKay knows, he ain't telling.

Ant-Man is to be released on screens in July 17th 2015


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