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Edgar Wright was going to direct Ant-Man. He also wrote a draft of the script. But he left the project on May 23, 2014, because of creative differences with Marvel Studios. So the role of Ant-Man's director was appointed to Peyton Reed. In the end credits, Edgar was credited for screenwriter, and executive producer.

Also, he is a best friend of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman, Simon and Nick and Martin appeared in Edgar's Cornetto trilogy. (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End)

In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, he appeared as a cameo.