Michael Douglas has expressed his disappointment that director Edgar Wright has exited Marvel's upcoming movie Ant-Man.
Marvel and Wright issued a joint statement saying that creative differences led to the film-maker's departure from the project.
Douglas, who plays Dr Hank Pym in the movie, spoke to Schmoes Know about the news, saying: "I am a big fan of his [Edgar Wright] movies. It's a very disappointing situation. Happened very late in the game. I don't think anybody's quite recovered.
"My heart goes out to Edgar – he's been involved with the project for a long time. But he's talented enough that you'll be hearing a whole lot from him and I'm sure with a little vengeance."
Paul Rudd takes the leading role in Ant-Man as petty criminal Scott Lang, who is able to change size and communicate with insects due to technology Dr Hank Pym creates.
Ant-Man is scheduled to be released on July 17, 2015.