Here are five director’s cuts that will probably never see the light of day.
At one point, a director’s cut was something only hardcore fans got excited about, but ever since the Justice League disappointed audiences, all that has changed. The fan movement for the Snyder Cut release was unprecedented and, in the end, successful as the highly coveted version will air on HBO Max in 2021.
Now that something like this is possible, it leads one to wonder how some other films might look if the original director was able to see their vision brought to life. Out of all the possible alternate filmmaker iterations to choose from, these are the five most intriguing options that, while extremely enticing, will most likely never happen.
1. Edgar Wright Cut — Ant-Man
Edgar Wright has mastered the art of visual comedy, as seen in his famous works like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. The way he integrates hilarious bits so flawlessly throughout the story to help push the narrative is a beautiful laugh-inducing affair. That’s why when it was announced he would direct Ant-Man for Marvel, fans were extremely impressed at Marvel’s decision to think outside the box on their titles.
That thought process would be short-lived, and the studio replaced Wright with Peyton Reed, who pretty much took a solid concept and turned it into as much of a generic superhero film as possible, which is further proven by the lackluster sequel. There are still some remnants of Wright’s vision that help Ant-Man stand out amongst the other MCU titles, most notably the way Michael Pena’s Louis character tells a story. If Wright was able to tell Ant-Man his way, there’s a good chance the character would be a much bigger deal than he is now.