Marvel Hires Two New Scribes For ANT-MAN Rewrite

Gearing up for filming in August, Marvel Studios has tapped two new screenwriters to rewrite the Ant-Man script that was recently revised by Anchorman director Adam McKay. Check it out after the jump!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 7/7/2014
Development on Marvel's Ant-Man seemed to be finally taking shape with principal photography scheduled to kick-off next month in Atlanta, Georgia, and with Peyton Reed in the director's chair after Edgar Wright had abruptly exited the project. Now following Adam McKay's last-minute contribution to the film's script, Latino Review reports that Ant-Man is getting yet another rewrite from Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer. Though it would seem this was another indication of drama surrounding the Marvel Studios production, the source adds that "Ferrari and Barrer were hired as production writers, meaning they will stick around the Atlanta set for the next few months doing script revisions," which is common, apparently. Anyhow, the new writers don't have many writing credits, but their draft for Sabrina The Teenage Witch supposedly impressed Marvel. 

In other Ant-Man news, Spider-Man 2's Bill Pope was original the director of photography, but it seems he exited the project after Edgar Wright, whom he's frequently collaboratored with. Just days ago, it appeared that Zombieland cinematographer Michael Bonvillain would serve as Pope's replacement, but he, too, has since been removed from the (sometimes unreliable) IMDB. What do you think? Regardless, Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, David Dastmalchian, with Michael Pena and Patrick Wilson, and hits July 17, 2015.  

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Pasto - 7/7/2014, 9:33 AM
In all honesty I won't say a damn thing.

I'll just sit here...

And wait...

batz11 - 7/7/2014, 9:34 AM
I hope this movie turns out great...but losing Edgar, ugh, still tough to take...oh well, it's Marvel, they can do no wrong!
;)
TheRationalNerd - 7/7/2014, 9:40 AM
I'm keeping the faith alive for this one but man isn't this like the 3rd rewrite? I'm optimistic about them trying to get the script as legit as it can be. Perhaps they're giving it a few touch ups? But a month right before is what puzzles me greatly.
Reasonnnn - 7/7/2014, 9:40 AM
This news is really non-news.
PAF - 7/7/2014, 9:40 AM

Literally me right now
MsDarkPhoenix - 7/7/2014, 9:41 AM
Aaaahhhh.....
SuperCat - 7/7/2014, 9:41 AM
Phronesis - 7/7/2014, 9:42 AM
Not at all excited.
SuperCat - 7/7/2014, 9:42 AM
dio - 7/7/2014, 9:43 AM
Hear Predatorrising is getting a crack at rewrites as well...Mandarin for reelz here we come! ; )
TheRationalNerd - 7/7/2014, 9:44 AM
Tomorrow's News: "ANT-MAN Director 'PEYTON REED' STEPS DOWN FROM ANT-MAN"It seems like more bad news is on it's way for fanboys from Marvel seeing that it's last Director Peyton Reed has stepped down from directing the latest Ant-Man film due to numerous rewrites of a script he just can't work with. Hit the Jump to find out what had to says about his departure.

I kid...I kid...lol jk
Gusto - 7/7/2014, 9:45 AM



ALegendaryPanda - 7/7/2014, 9:46 AM
#prayforantman
Pasto - 7/7/2014, 9:46 AM
@dio
Don't joke. PR deserves a shot.
batz11 - 7/7/2014, 9:48 AM
So...

Superior - 7/7/2014, 9:48 AM
All these writers needed to fill the shoes of Edgar Wright.
sKeemAn - 7/7/2014, 9:48 AM
Wow this movie is supposed to be out next year.
dio - 7/7/2014, 9:48 AM
Pasto he's at his desk right now pounding away at a new script.

Gusto - 7/7/2014, 9:49 AM
batz...lmfao!!!!
cipher - 7/7/2014, 9:49 AM
EzioKenway1225 - 7/7/2014, 9:50 AM
again, im still sad about edgar wright leaving but i still am optimistic that this movie can be good,i love the cast and i love the idea of it being a superhero heist film..very cool imo..hopefully it works out in the end
Pasto - 7/7/2014, 9:51 AM
In all honesty, I wouldn't look at Marvel any differently if they simply pulled the plug on this project.

I'd honestly have more respect for them.
MrNiklander - 7/7/2014, 9:53 AM
Rewrite1?Ah when the hell is production gonna begin?
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/7/2014, 9:53 AM
Oh boy. Now they are just trying way to hard to make the movie half decent. I bet they regret allowing Wright to leave.
sKeemAn - 7/7/2014, 9:53 AM
Its very hard to see this being a hit now that Wright's gone.
JoJo1982 - 7/7/2014, 9:54 AM
It starts filming next month?

I thought it was now...... Dang
charlie2094 - 7/7/2014, 9:54 AM
Again? This really isn't go well, a film shouldn't be going through all these changes so late on in the game. I know they won't, but I really wouldn't mind if Marvel just let the project go.

Hopefully it still turns out ok
Gusto - 7/7/2014, 9:54 AM

I will kill you both!!!!!!!!
Pasto - 7/7/2014, 9:55 AM
But on the other hand, if Marvel somehow finds a way to make this film half decent, they'll be a superhero in my eyes.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/7/2014, 9:56 AM
Skeeman-i dont know about it being a hit..wrights films havent really been commercial successes.but lets hope its good atleast


Now before you go thinking this movie is turning into a trainwreck, Ferrari and Barrer were hired as production writers meaning they will stick around the Atlanta set for the next few months doing production revisions. Hiring new writers during a movie's production is quite a common practice in Hollywood. Now whether Ferrari and Barrer get any screen credit is up to the Writer's Guild arbitration committee.

Ferrari and Barrer are best known for breaking into the business out of NYU with their hot 2010 Black List script Die In A Gunfight. The writing duo also did a draft of Sabrina The Teenage Witch for Sony. I hear their Sabrina draft is what impressed Marvel to offer the writers the Ant-Man gig.
LewisD - 7/7/2014, 9:58 AM
You guys need to remove your lips from Edgar Wright's ass. One man does not make or break a movie.
Desrow - 7/7/2014, 9:59 AM
soforizo - 7/7/2014, 10:00 AM
but their draft for Sony Pictures' Sabrina The Teenage Witch is what "impressed" the Marvel crew.
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Maybe I should step back some of the positivity I tried to infused on this movie the last few times I commented on it.
batz11 - 7/7/2014, 10:02 AM
Ha, ha...I was thinking the same @sof...
TheRationalNerd - 7/7/2014, 10:02 AM
I wonder how's the Fantastic Four filming going? On the 4th of July I saw on Michael B. Jordan's Instagram a Fantastic 4 cake which read "Have a Fantastic 4th!" (With the fantastic four logo) from on the set of Fantastic Four. I'll post it when I get the chance...
EzioKenway1225 - 7/7/2014, 10:03 AM
soforizo-i know,i was like that before but honestly,it could have been quite good..the example that comes to mind is Phil Lord and Chris miller..they turned a old 80s reboot that people thought was gonna be stupid into two very successful and beloved films in 21 and 22 Jump Street and they made a film that everyone taught was a cash grab or a big product placement in The Lego movie into a very successful and beloved film so give them a chance
batz11 - 7/7/2014, 10:03 AM
@ezio, that's why we love you, full of optimism :)

McNyagano - 7/7/2014, 10:07 AM
"The new writers don't have many writing credits, but their draft for Sony Pictures' Sabrina The Teenage Witch is what "impressed" the Marvel crew."

DrDoom - 7/7/2014, 10:08 AM
There is no hope.

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