Watchmen star Patrick Wilson has dealt the producers of new Marvel film Ant-Man another blow by exiting the project.

He joins Matt Gerard and Kevin Weisman as part of an exodus that began when director Edgar Wright left in May (14) due to creative differences.

Peyton Reed was hired to replace Wright last month (Jun14).

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter scheduling conflicts led to Wilson's departure.

Paul Rudd is attached to star in the superhero project, which will also feature Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly.