A respectful salute to Edgar Wright for leaving Ant-Man, the dumbest sounding FX-driven transformation movie in cinematic history, over creative differences. I’m guessing the departure was preceded by Wright saying to the people on his team, “More and more this movie is shaping up into something truly legendary in terms of idiotic material and potential career ruination. I have to save myself. I won’t go down with this film!” Word around the campfire is that Marvel asked for an extensive rewrite of the script, which is late in the game with the cast in place. The official statement reads as follows: “Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Ant-Man due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015.” Update: Latino Review has posted a credible-sounding account of what happened, based on reporting: http://www.latino-review.com/news/exclusive-the-inside-story-on-the-divorce-between-marvel-edgar-wright-over-ant-man.