UPDATE: Adam McKay Bows Out of ANT-MAN Talks

Well, this is disappointing. Less than 24 hours after negotiations between Marvel Studios and Adam McKay began, The Other Guys director has had a sudden change of heart about directing Ant-Man

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 5/31/2014
Just a few hours ago, it seemed that Marvel Studios had a new Ant-Man director in Anchorman helmer Adam McKay, who reportedly began talks with the studio yesterday. Reports had even said that McKay was "eager" to takeover the director's chair after Edgar Wright unexpectedly abondoned the project last week. Now, The Hollywood Reporter and other reliable sources reveal that those negotiations have since ended, and McKay has, too, decided against directing the 2015 Marvel adaptation. "The decision is said to be his alone," said mutiple sources. Before he had emerged as the frontrunner to nab the last-minute gig, Adam McKay was also said to be in contention with  We're the Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber and  Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer. Therefore, Marvel Studios is expected to meet with the two and, hopefully, announce one or other... shortly. 



Anyhow, with Marvel announcing a director soon, Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena and Patrick Wilson, and will release July 17, 2015.
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marvelstudios - 5/31/2014, 10:10 AM
Wtf is going on?!
Asterisk - 5/31/2014, 10:11 AM
Wait, what?


Variety just said like an hour ago that he was doing it.
McNyagano - 5/31/2014, 10:11 AM
What? o_O This is starting to worry:/
MrBlackjack - 5/31/2014, 10:12 AM
What?
IronDean2099 - 5/31/2014, 10:12 AM
Source?
Omarvls - 5/31/2014, 10:13 AM
This is looking like a train wreak
All Marvel has to do is make Ant Man into a Thor/First Avenger type a hit and NOT a Green Lantern FLOP

Could they pull it off?
TheRationalNerd - 5/31/2014, 10:13 AM


-"Pray for Ant-Man."
BigChuter - 5/31/2014, 10:13 AM
I should have known better than to get excited about him doing this. It's just one bummer after another with this damn movie. who's it going to be next week? Paul Rudd?
TheAbaryMan369 - 5/31/2014, 10:14 AM
Uh... what was that again?
JordanKing - 5/31/2014, 10:14 AM
Awkward..
Asterisk - 5/31/2014, 10:15 AM
Perhaps he pulled out for the same reason that Edgar did? Like, maybe Marvel is doing something with this movie that no one wants to do?
ALegendaryPanda - 5/31/2014, 10:15 AM
HUH??!!
ezio619 - 5/31/2014, 10:15 AM
This movie is never gonna get made . I will just be here contemplating existence
TheRationalNerd - 5/31/2014, 10:15 AM
Just give Ant-Man a One-Shot or just make it into a Netflix series...They might have to settle with what Wright was going to do if they can't find anyone else. It would be cool if they had Brad Bird to help out but it's possible he'll be working on Incredibles 2 sooner than soon...
MrReese - 5/31/2014, 10:15 AM
Yea I'm losing interest in this film.Just scrap the whole thing.
koolguy16 - 5/31/2014, 10:16 AM
Just do Hank what they did with the hulk and introduce him in the avengers movie
ALegendaryPanda - 5/31/2014, 10:16 AM
What the [frick] is happening with this movie?!
TheYoungMan - 5/31/2014, 10:16 AM
@McNyagano

Starting?
koolguy16 - 5/31/2014, 10:17 AM
if only
Kayo - 5/31/2014, 10:17 AM
what about Brad Bird.
IronDean2099 - 5/31/2014, 10:17 AM
Worst. Article. Ever.
ezio619 - 5/31/2014, 10:18 AM
Hmm here comes the marvel hate brigade as usual
MrBlackjack - 5/31/2014, 10:18 AM
If DCMF is posting something, typically it's always official or from a highly regarded source like Variety or THR, so just calm down, believe the story, and wait for him to finish the article. Sheesh.
TheRationalNerd - 5/31/2014, 10:18 AM
It's supposed to start shooting in July if I'm right so they have an entire month to get this all worked out...just don't settle for anything to sling something out...
MrReese - 5/31/2014, 10:18 AM
The article is still being worked on.The source will be there.Patience my friends patience.
MrReese - 5/31/2014, 10:19 AM
@MrBlackJack Thank u! XD
DarthCMPunk - 5/31/2014, 10:19 AM
No way
ezio619 - 5/31/2014, 10:19 AM
It think brad bird is doing another movie right now
Starfox - 5/31/2014, 10:20 AM
Just Bring Wright back and stop trying to limit his creative freedom. This is what happens when you try and hold Directors by the Balls. SMH
50 cent laugh
ezio619 - 5/31/2014, 10:21 AM
U know what, marvel ,HIRE ME
MrBlackjack - 5/31/2014, 10:21 AM
And that's not a slight against any of the other powers users.
Omarvls - 5/31/2014, 10:21 AM
I think Ant Man is just not meant to be
I mean Wright has been working on this since 2006 and Marvel still can get this this off the ground
Highflyer - 5/31/2014, 10:22 AM
Omarvls - 5/31/2014, 10:22 AM
That is one potential problem not just for Marvel but for the other studios that are trying to do shared universes Fox and DC/WB
Getting Directors to follow their lead and their over all story
TheRationalNerd - 5/31/2014, 10:22 AM
My brotha @DCMarvelFreshman will give that gloss to the article soon. Almost everything he posts on this site is solid so yeah, there's no BS in this post. Marvel has to get out of their feelings and just role with what was already in their face for what? 6-7 years??
MrBlackjack - 5/31/2014, 10:23 AM
I say delay the film until 2016 and give everybody a chance to recollect. Push Doctor Strange or whatever back a year as well.
TheWolfman - 5/31/2014, 10:23 AM
It's begun...
PANTHER93 - 5/31/2014, 10:25 AM
[frick] it cancel Ant-man an give us dr strange & black panther then ms marvel
Sumitsjc - 5/31/2014, 10:26 AM
Whoa ...what?
ALegendaryPanda - 5/31/2014, 10:26 AM
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