Finally we can move on. Marvel has officially announced the replacement director for Ant-Man following the sudden departure of Edgar Wright over creative differences. The Internet has been alive with speculation and rumors about who would take the director’s chair, it was the hot potato of Hollywood. Now we can tell you who will take over, and who might possibly take all the blame if Ant-Man tanks at the box office.

Let’s get right to the official announcement posted at Marvel.com:

When Marvel’s “Ant-Man” hits theaters July 17, 2015, director Peyton Reed will help shepherd the hero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a cast led by Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, with writer Adam McKay contributing to the film’s script.

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.


That’s right, Peyton Reed, the man behind Bring it On and Yes Man will take the reins left dangling after the departure of Edgar Wright. Reed has the comedic chops and the more I looked at his IMDB page, the more I found things I liked. I’ll most likely still bemoan the departure of Wright, but perhaps the movie will still be OK. We’re all going to have to re-adjust our expectations.


The secondary news is that writer Adam McKay will also be officially joining the production. He’s known for the Anchorman movies and Step Brothers. Will his style of humor translate well to the Marvel Universe and Ant-Man? I have to say that McKay’s involvement with the script is more troubling to me than Peyton’s sitting behind the camera. Don’t get me wrong, he is a funny guy and a talented writer, but I am having trouble seeing his comedic style mesh with what Ant-Man should be.

What do you think of these two? Will they bring us a Marvel Ant-Man movie we’ll never forget, or will it be that one Marvel movie we’ll all hope that one day we can forget?

I guess we’ll find out July 17th 2015.

Via: Marvel

Category: Comics, Film

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