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.