Joss Whedon Says Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ Was ‘The Best Script that Marvel Had Ever Had’

The British director exited the project due to “creative differences” with the studio

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” director Joss Whedon expressed his admiration for Edgar Wright‘s scrapped version of Marvel’s “Ant-Man.”

“I thought the script was not only the best script that Marvel had ever had, but the most Marvel script I’d read,” Whedon said in an interview with Buzzfeed.

“I had no interest in Ant-Man. [Then] I read the script, and was like, ‘Of course! This is so good!'” he continued. “It reminded me of the books when I read them. Irreverent and funny and could make what was small large, and vice versa.”

Wright exited “Ant-Man” in May 2014 “due to differences in their vision of the film” according to a Marvel press release.

“I don’t know where things went wrong. But I was very sad. Because I thought, ‘This is a no-brainer. This is Marvel getting it exactly right,'” Whedon said.

“Ant-Man” went forward with director Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll. It is due to be released July 17.