Weeks after Edgar Wright left the project, Marvel is still in damage control regarding Ant-Man.
We all figured that they would announce a replacement director quickly after Wright departed. Hell, they said they would. But the search for a new film maker has taken longer than expected. It’s also been one hell of a mess. If this is how the major studio deals with all its drama then the road ahead is going to be very, very rough indeed.
Now news comes that yet another director has passed on Ant-Man. The details are still fluid and unclear but the fact remains: this movie is without a director and the clock is ticking, ticking, ticking away. (more…)
Over the weekend, there was a bit of hubbub regarding who would be taking over the director’s chair for Edgar Wright on Marvel’s upcoming (and seemingly doomed) Ant-Man movie. First, Jeremy Smith over at AICN had the EXCLUSIVE! that Adam McKay was the lead out of the three names on a short list (which also included We’re the Millers director Rawson Thurber and Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer). McKay had apparently entered “in earnest” talks with Marvel in hopes of closing out a deal ASAP. But then McKay dropped the project, seemingly out of nowhere and leading the Internet Prognosticators to start shelling out their trademarked nonsese. Did Marvel lowball McKay? Was this simply the Studio using the media to reduce the true frontrunner’s fee? Did McKay demand a role for Will Ferrell? Were the talks even broached at all? Taking to Twitter, McKay cleared the air himself, citing a rather standard (and understandable) reason why he couldn’t take the job. (more…)
The film world is still reeling from Edgar Wright‘s departure from Ant-Man but Marvel wants nothing more than to move on, quickly. Of course they have some pretty big shoes to fill now that Wright has said adios. Ever since his exit, many have wondered who would take his place. What sort of director does Marvel want to replace one of the greatest comedic and cinematic minds of our time?
Well, The Hollywood Reporter has an apparent shortlist of names in consideration and, I’ve gotta say, it isn’t too surprising.