I've groused enough on this very site about my misgivings regarding the Edgar Wright/Ant-Man situation. In truth, all parties have been pretty well mum, as you'd expect; but there were a couple of actor fall-outs, such as Patrick Wilson walking away from the project. You had to figure, at some point, one of the other stars brought on by Wright was likely to talk, enter Evangeline Lilly in a recent interview with Buzzfeed...
Lilly, who plays new character Hope Van Dyne, explained how Wright's original vision of blending Hank Pym and Scott Lang's stories affects her character:
I thought Edgar’s idea to blend the [Hank and Scott] stories was brilliant. You’re going to have fans up there who insist that you tell the story of Hank Pym, and fans up there who will be more on the Scott Lang side of it. … I think we are going to come close to pleasing them all. And what’s cool is that, you know, Janet Van Dyne is my mom. Hank Pym is my father. I was raised by two superheroes. I’m no schlump. I’m a pretty smart, competent, capable, kick-ass female. She’s very cool.
I feel like, if [Marvel] had created Edgar’s incredible vision — which would have been, like, classic comic book — it would have been such a riot to film [and] it would have been so much fun to watch. [But] it wouldn’t have fit in the Marvel Universe. It would have stuck out like a sore thumb, no matter how good it was. It just would have taken you away from this cohesive universe they’re trying to create. And therefore it ruins the suspended disbelief that they’ve built.
And there-in lies the rub, folks. Marvel is so concerned with a "cohesive universe" that unique storytelling has become a foreign language to them. As Cal has marvelously pointed out elsewhere, Marvel has a system in place that keeps them from producing outright terrible movies but at the same time, they can't make a truly great one. This can only be achieved by breaking away from formula, but unfortunately Marvel's Phase Two has been marked by constantly pale copies of The Avengers' framework. I'm looking forward to Age of Ultron and perhaps Civil War, but beyond that? I may find myself sitting out a great majority of Marvel's output for the first time.