Michael Douglas on Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' Exit: 'It's a Very Disappointing Situation'

"I don’t think anybody’s quite recovered," the actor stated of the sudden departure of the director from the Marvel Studios production.
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Michael Douglas has broken his silence about the departure of Edgar Wright from Marvel’s Ant-Man project, calling it a “very disappointing situation.”

In a video that appeared on the fan website Schmoes Know, Douglas -- who is set to star in the troubled movie alongside Paul Rudd -- was asked whether he was disappointed not to have the chance to work with Wright on the movie. “I was, very disappointed,” he replied. “I’m a big fan of his movies [and] it’s a very disappointing situation.”

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He went on to say that Wright’s sudden departure “happened very late in the game [and] I don’t think anybody’s quite recovered,” continuing, “My heart goes out to Edgar. He’s been involved with the project for a long time, but he’s talented enough that you’ll be hearing a whole lot from him, and I’m sure with a little vengeance.”

Watch the video clip of Douglas below. Ant-Man remains scheduled to open July 17, 2015.