Month: May 2014

Update: Adam McKay will not direct ‘Ant-Man’

There were reports on Friday that Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers, The Other Guys), Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball, We’re the Millers) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) were the frontrunners to take over the director’s chair for Marvel’s Ant-Man from Edgar Wright. Now The Hollywood Reporter has learnt that McKay has exited talks with Marvel.

‘Ant-Man’: Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer rumoured to take over as director

A week ago it was revealed that director Edgar Wright had departed from Marvel Studios’ upcoming production of Ant-Man due to creative differences on the project, despite being attached since 2006. At the time it was said the hunt for a replacement was on the way and now The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers, The Other Guys), Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball, We’re the Millers) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) are all on the shortlist of directors meeting with Marvel Studios about taking on the job.

Heroes of 2014: Cap V Spidey V X-Men

For the past two years, BuzzHub have done a comparison piece for the Summer’s three biggest superhero films. In 2012, we put The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises head-to-head, and did the same last year with Iron Man 3, Man of Steel and The Wolverine. This year, three heroes from those previous films return to face off in the Summer Superhero Smackdown!

Alfonso Cuaron opts out of directing ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Although it sounded last week like Gravity and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban helmer Alfonso Cuaron was planning on returning to the Wizarding World for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Global Post today has an update straight from Cuaron himself who now reveals that he’ll be passing on the director’s chair this time around.