Published on May 31st, 2014 | by Bryan


‘Anchorman’ Director Adam McKay In Talks To Take Over As Ant-Man Director – UPDATED

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Update:  Adam McKay has removed himself from the running to take over as director of ‘Ant-Man’.  The Hollywood Reporter (who broke the news) says that it was his decision and his alone to withdraw from the talks.

The original story is below.


According to sources of Variety, the director of the Anchorman series, Adam McKay, is in advanced talks to take over the director duties from Edgar Wright who left the ‘Ant-Man’ project last week due to creative differences (it is believed that Marvel made changes to the script that Wright and fellow Brit Joe Cornish had written without their knowledge).

McKay would be making his first steps in to the Superhero genre of movies after directing films such as ‘The Other Guys’, ‘Step Brothers’ and the ‘Anchorman’ trilogy.  His working relationship with Paul Rudd, who will be playing Scott Lang in Ant-Man,  in the ‘Anchorman’ movies has no doubt played a big part in him getting the chance to take over the directorial role.

Despite the director problems, ‘Ant-Man’ is still being lined up for release in July next year with filming due to start later this Summer.  Depending on how much SFX will be needed in the movie, it could be a tight squeeze in getting the movie ready.  But Marvel have managed to hit their mark every time so far so at the moment, there shouldn’t be any need to fear they’ll have to push the movie back a bit.

‘Ant-Man’ is set for release on July 17, 2015.

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