Adam McKay, the director of 'Anchorman' and 'Step-Brothers' is rumoured to be in talks to replace Edgar Wright as director of the upcoming Marvel film 'Ant Man'.
It's another is he-isn't he situations which will never truly be resolved unless Adam McKay chooses to take the position as Ant Man director, or it'll just remain another unconfirmed rumour. Ant Man has been in a state of development since 2003 and there still seems to be some troubles even with filming about to start this summer. With the film's initial director, Edgar Wright, walking out last week what will the future look like for the upcoming Marvel film?
Adam McKay is rumoured to be in talks with Marvel.
Edgar Wright, who has been working on the movie's script since 2003, resigned last week over creative differences. Reports suggest Marvel changed Wright's script without his permission. Wright not only penned the screenplay but was also set to direct, leaving the Ant Man team in dire need of a director. As Variety reported, McKay was seemingly in talks with the film's producers and may be stepping in to take over from Wright.
McKay, who directed the likes of Anchorman and Stepbrothers, was fairly open about his meeting with the Marvel team. On Saturday (31st May), McKay tweeted that he had "met with Marvel. [Jack] Kirby and [Stan] Lee are my Lennon McCartney so it was awesome." However, he added he has "other projects" and as such is "not sure it can work." Other sources also claim McKay turned down the position on Friday (30th May) but these are yet to be confirmed.
Paul Rudd will star in the film as Ant Man/Scott Lang.
McKay is one of several contenders for the director's chair. If he is successful, McKay will be directing Paul Rudd as Ant Man/Scott Lang and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Evangeline Lilly is also involved in the project.
Ant Man is due to be released on July 17th 2015.
And yes, met w/Marvel. Kirby & Lee r my Lennon Mccartney so it was awesome. But have other projects I'm committed to. Not sure it can work.— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) May 31, 2014