The ongoing saga of who will direct Marvel’s Ant-Man continues. On Friday, three directors rose to the forefront as major contenders to replace Edgar Wright, and while The Wrap reported that We’re The Millers helmer Rawson Marshall Thurber was the frontrunner, AICN shot back with a report from their sources that claimed that Anchorman director Adam McKay was actually the lead contender for the gig. But based on a recent Twitter post, it looks like Adam McKay is pulling out as Edgar Wright’s replacement.
On Friday, news broke that The Anchorman director was in the running to helm the Marvel flick that still has Paul Rudd attached as the title character. We speculated that McKay might have the best odds to direct because of his history working with Rudd, but yesterday McKay himself took to Twitter to address the issue and let fans know that things aren’t quite as cut and dry as they seem:
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
Since Edgar Wright exited on May 23rd, an intense search for a new director has been ongoing. In addition to McKay and Thurber, Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer has been mentioned as a contender, though he’s also attached to possibly helm Ghostbusters 3 at Sony.
It’ll be interesting to see who finally takes on what is widely considered to be a risky project by Marvel. I like Rudd, so I’m hoping Ant-Man is a Marvel win and not a total disaster.
What do you think of all the Ant-Man director drama? Who would your pick be? Let us know in the comments!
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