Marvel's Ant- Man film finally has a replacement director. Marvel just announced that Peyton Reed will be the new director of Ant-Man and Adam McKay will be rewriting the Ant-Man script. Originally, it was rumored that Adam McKay would direct the film.
Peyton Reed is known for directing light comedies, including Bring it On, The Break Up, Yes Man, and the hit comedy series, New Girl. Adam Mckay is a prolific writer; both as a former Saturday Night Live comedy writer and as a long time collaborator with Will Ferrell. McKay and Reed are known for their comedic values, so its safe to say this Ant-Man movie will be full of wisecracking jokes.
Ant-Man is scheduled to be released July 17, 2015, which means Reed and Mckay will be facing considerable challenges if they want to meet that deadline. Ant-Man was already well into pre-production before the former director, Edgar Wright, decided to part ways with Marvel, and the film's two main characters had already been cast. Paul Rudd will play Scott Lang and Michael Douglas will co-star as Hank Pym.
Reed has been strictly a comedy director, so the realm of superhero/action movies will be an entirely new venture for him Since there probably isn't enough time to re-start the entire Ant-Man project, Reed and McKay may have to use some of Edgar Wright's work on the film, while making any changes the big-shots at Marvel demand.
Edgar Wright had been involved with the development of Ant-Man for at least eight years. However, he decided to part ways with the film because he and Marvel had 'creative differences.' His departure has caused Kevin Feige a lot of stress over the past two weeks as Marvel scrambled to find a new director. Hopefully, the film will still make the July 17, 2015 release date, and the movie will be 'Ant-tastic.'
Following the news that Peyton Reed will be directing Ant-Man, Marvel released this plot description of Ant-Man:
"Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd), must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world."Based on the plot description, Ant-Man will definitely be an intriguing film!
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