Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due – The Ant-Man Screenplay

paul-rudd-ant-manIt was a big story when Edgar Wright left Ant-Man. Everyone assumed it would doom the movie. But Marvel shifted gears, brought in Peyton Reed and Adam McKay to work with Paul Rudd and the cast on the film. Now we're seeing a very promising looking trailer and are under three months away from the films release. But there was one thing left to figure out… just how the film would be credited. Wright and Joe Cornish wrote the original script that was later re-written by McKay and Rudd. Some of the scenes couldn't have been changed too drastically as Reed used some of the storyboards that were created when Wright was still attached.

The case went to the Writer's Guild for arbitration. The decision was to give Wright and Cornish story credit for adapting the comic to film while all four, Wright & Cornish and McKay & Rudd, will get screenplay credit.

Ant-Man will be released July 17th.

[Source: The Wrap]

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.