Movie News: Front-Runner Emerges to Direct ANT-MAN

Written by Andrew Pollard Saturday, 31 May 2014

Movie News

After the surprising news of Edgar Wright’s Marvel Studios departure, it was claimed that the studio already had a new director to take over from Wright on ANT-MAN. Now comes word from Ain’t It Cool News of several names being looked at for the gig, with an apparent front-runner emerging.

Said to have been offered the ANT-MAN job is Adam McKay, who’s best known for the likes of STEP BROTHERS, THE OTHER GUYS, and the two ANCHORMAN movies. He, of course, worked with Paul Rudd, ANT-MAN’s Scott Lang, on the two ANCHORMAN films. The other names that were apparently under serious consideration were DODGEBALL and WE’RE THE MILLERS Rawson Marshall Thurber and ZOMBIELAND and GANGSTER SQUAD’s Ruben Fleischer. With all of these names having a comedy background, it’ll be interesting to see just what tone ANT-MAN takes. As it stands, though, McKay is said to have had an official offer from Marvel Studios, which it’s expected he’ll accept.

Still attached to star in ANT-MAN are Rudd as Lang, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, and unknown roles for Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson and Corey Stoll. Kicking off Marvel’s Phase Three of films, ANT-MAN is currently set for a 17th July, 2015 release.

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