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movie directors swappedWhen Edgar Wright announced his departure from "Ant-Man" mere weeks before production due to studio-imposed rewrites, fanboys were ready to march with torches and pitchforks at Marvel Studios' doorstep. We can't blame them, since the "Shaun of the Dead" director is a bonafide visionary and shot kickass test footage for the superhero film. Now we're not sure what to think.

It might help give us perspective to look back at some other major cases of last-minute director replacements, if only to remember that there are just as many great films that come out of tumultuous circumstances like these as there are steaming piles of crap that were micromanaged to death. Some of these swaps were amicable, others involved firings, some were for better, some were for worse, while a few of these films seemed doomed from the get-go...