Marvel Scrapes Bottom Of Barrel: 2 More Directors Up For ANT-MAN

Marvel Scrapes Bottom Of Barrel: 2 More Directors Up For ANT-MAN

According to Deadline, rumors are going around that Nicholas Stoller ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall") and Michael Dowse ("Take Me Home Tonight") are being eyed by Marvel Studios as possible candidates to be the new director of Ant-Man.

Deadline is reporting that Rawson Marshall Thurber ("We're The Millers") is still the favorite for Ant-Man despite reports that he passed on the project yesterday. They also added two more names for us to bicker about, Nicholas Stoller and Michael Dowse. Stoller, is best known for directing 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 2010's Get Him to the Greek and 2014's Neighbors. Stoller also has plenty of writing credits, most notably: The Muppets, Gulliver's Travels and Yes Man. Dowse, is best known for directing Take Me Home Tonight and Goon.

Marvel's "mite"-iest hero will hit theaters July 17, 2015 courtesy of director Edgar Wright, from a screenplay Edgar co-wrote with Joe Cornish. The film stars: Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. The cast also includes: Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Corey Stoll, Patrick Wilson and Matt Gerald.
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Interestein - 6/4/2014, 1:00 PM
Stoller wouldn't be a bad choice.
ALegendaryPanda - 6/4/2014, 1:00 PM
Here we go again..
KingQuicksilver - 6/4/2014, 1:01 PM
Nicholas stoller is awesome but Michael Dowse come the [frick] on marvel
ezio619 - 6/4/2014, 1:02 PM
Alegendarypanda-here we go again indeed..lets hope they get one of these guys..if i had to choose wuld be nicolas stoller..he is good imo and here come people complaining about them being comedy drectors
McNyagano - 6/4/2014, 1:02 PM
Oh boy...
blackandyellow - 6/4/2014, 1:03 PM
Get Him to the Greek was hilarious, but Marvel is really scraping the bottom of the barrel here.
RetroFit - 6/4/2014, 1:04 PM
Oh brother. Now they're just calling anybody that's directed a 'comedy' in the past 8 years.
CaptainObvious - 6/4/2014, 1:05 PM
I hear the night janitor at Marvel is also up for the directing gig.
incepshawn - 6/4/2014, 1:05 PM
I actually like both of their work.
MexicanSuperman - 6/4/2014, 1:05 PM
@ezio619, man your annoying. You repeat the same bs on every damn article.
WinterSoldier33 - 6/4/2014, 1:05 PM
Stroller would be good
3DWitchHunt - 6/4/2014, 1:05 PM
My interest left with Edgar Wright
ALegendaryPanda - 6/4/2014, 1:06 PM
LMAO that headline though!
ezio619 - 6/4/2014, 1:06 PM
nicolas stoller has done forgetting sarah marshall, get him to the greek, the five year engagement and neighbors while michael dowse has done take me home tonight, Goon and has a film coming out called What if
Phronesis - 6/4/2014, 1:06 PM
The unpopular opinion right now but delay the film.
ezio619 - 6/4/2014, 1:07 PM
mexicansuperman-so do alot of other people on this site
Nomis - 6/4/2014, 1:08 PM
Coming soon: MARVEL's ANT MAN!From the director, wait.... change that.

Coming soon: MARVEL's ANT MAN!From the director wait, change that again.

Coming soon: MARVEL's ANT MAN! from the director of....What, again?!?!!

Coming soon: MARVEL's ANT MAN!From the director of....
ALegendaryPanda - 6/4/2014, 1:08 PM
Ezio is actually one of the few cool people on this site
incepshawn - 6/4/2014, 1:08 PM
Goon rules.
CherryBomb - 6/4/2014, 1:08 PM
Stiller sounds good.
I'm just baffled as to why they're going with straight-up comedy directors. I chose Stoller because at least some of his movies have actual emotion other than laughter in them.
AntMan - 6/4/2014, 1:08 PM

Get Todd Phillips!
MexicanSuperman - 6/4/2014, 1:08 PM
Shit get Uwe Ball to direct. He makes Steven Spielberg look like Ed Wood. Uwe Ball needs to got off the video game movie market and go do cbm from now on.
TheBuoyWonder - 6/4/2014, 1:09 PM
ezio619 - 6/4/2014, 1:10 PM
cherrybomb-while i havent seen neighbors-i heard it has some cool character moments and themes about growing up etc.
Tuuralihn - 6/4/2014, 1:10 PM
What about Clark Gregg. Good director and has a good relationship with Marvel.
MexicanSuperman - 6/4/2014, 1:11 PM
@Nomis, haha I wouldn't be surprised.
@Ezio, yea but is mostly you saying that.
ezio619 - 6/4/2014, 1:13 PM
themexicansuperman-i have said that a few times and sometimes if i want to reply to somebody and i wanna reply it the same way i replied to someone else,i would copy and paste stuff,im guilty of trying to stop doing that
ALegendaryPanda - 6/4/2014, 1:13 PM
BREAKING NEWS! ADAM SANDLER is CONFIRMED to write and direct Ant-Man!

Marvel has no comment at this time.
SpiderFraud - 6/4/2014, 1:13 PM
All these replacement directors, sound lame.

blackandyellow - 6/4/2014, 1:14 PM
I love the background image of Pym giving Janet some Irish Sunglasses.
blackandyellow - 6/4/2014, 1:14 PM
Now I just look redundant that nail changed the title.
cipher - 6/4/2014, 1:14 PM
I've never seen Get Him To The Greek.
BobGarlen - 6/4/2014, 1:14 PM
So now we know the names of the next 2 directors to turn down ant-man.
cipher - 6/4/2014, 1:15 PM
ALegendaryPanda- Cool avatar, man.
ezio619 - 6/4/2014, 1:15 PM
also sure marvel might have more people on the list but they interviews mckay ,they talked about it and then went into negotations and then mckay couldnt do it and thurber passed but some outlets are saying he was never offered it..maybe its less of a mess then the media is making it out to be
Phronesis - 6/4/2014, 1:15 PM
My interest for this movie is at an all time low. Ever since the casting of Michael Douglas, everything went downhill from there in my opinion. Was never fond of a decrepit Pym and even if the movie is great, my problem(s) will persist.
Nomis - 6/4/2014, 1:15 PM
@ B & Y - "Irish Sunglasses"?

So, so wrong! :)
DAGuess - 6/4/2014, 1:15 PM
Why not just have Wes Anderson do it.
blackandyellow - 6/4/2014, 1:15 PM
cipher, you need to check that shit out ASAP.
ALegendaryPanda - 6/4/2014, 1:16 PM

Thanks man!
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