Rawson Marshall Thurber Likely to Direct ANT-MAN?

Surpassing both Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer and Anchorman's Adam McKay on the shortlist, Rawson Thurber is apparently the frontrunner to replace Edgar Wright as director of Marvel's Ant-Man

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By Starfox - 5/30/2014

"Rawson Marshall Thurber is the frontrunner to replace Edgar Wright as the director of Marvel's Ant-Man,” multiple sources have told The Wrap. Since Wright's departure from the 2015 Marvel project a full week ago, we haven't had any clear sign as to how production would go forward especially considering he's been attached since late 2006. However, it seems that producer Kevin Feige and company have planned to keep everything in conjecture and continue with a newly rewritten script that was in turn the immediate reason for Edgar Wright's departure. So now it looks as though we have a likely frontrunner in Rawson Marshall Thurber who is known for his comedic style with films like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and last year's We're the Millers. So what does this mean for Ant-Man? It certainly alludes to the fact that production is thankfully moving forward despite recent setbacks. 

Also According to The Wrap Marvel has refused to comment on any such things regarding Ant-Man and a representative of Rawson Marshall Thurber has also been unwilling to respond to any recent inquiries. What are your thoughts on this news?


Ant-Man will see Biochemist Dr. Hank Pym using his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects. With a screenplay written by Joe Cornish; Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Patrick Wilson, Corey Stoll and Michael Pena, and is scheduled for release on July 17, 2015.
Source: The Wrap
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DAGuess - 5/30/2014, 2:10 PM
Well done sir.
LAsBruceWayne - 5/30/2014, 2:10 PM
Rawson Marshall Thurber

I just want to know how his mom came up with that name. lololol
DaVinci31 - 5/30/2014, 2:13 PM
Fiiiiiine.

Let's get this over with.
DAGuess - 5/30/2014, 2:14 PM
@LAsBruceWayne it's a good strong lumberjack name. Bet he can put some flapjacks away.
Gandhi - 5/30/2014, 2:14 PM
Taking over someone else's already scripted and cast movie isn't like using someone else's already used condom?
SpiderFraud - 5/30/2014, 2:15 PM
@DaVinci31

Lol, I feel the same way.
SpiderParker - 5/30/2014, 2:16 PM
MrBlackjack - 5/30/2014, 2:16 PM
...
Asterisk - 5/30/2014, 2:16 PM
Why not make it up to the fans, push the film back a year, and get a director with a name value like Edgar Wright to work on it?

ezio619 - 5/30/2014, 2:16 PM
could be interesting..i just hope we get a good movie..thats all i can hope for now...good luck to him if he gets chosen
Gandhi - 5/30/2014, 2:17 PM
That pattern in the back seems to be saying "I'm a sexy director"
MrBlackjack - 5/30/2014, 2:17 PM
I guess they really wanna make this as comedic as possible.
KingQuicksilver - 5/30/2014, 2:17 PM
come on man the zombieland guy was also attached this is just [frick]KKK
MrBlackjack - 5/30/2014, 2:17 PM
Nice work Starfox
ReeferInferno - 5/30/2014, 2:18 PM
Give me Wright, or give me death...
MrCBM56 - 5/30/2014, 2:18 PM
Nope. Don't like it.
ezio619 - 5/30/2014, 2:18 PM
asteriskcause they are burning up money on this and need to do this now
DAGuess - 5/30/2014, 2:18 PM
Here's hoping this doesn't turn into a Honey I Shrunk the Kids reboot.
McNyagano - 5/30/2014, 2:18 PM
Alright, let's see what happens:)
Brainiac13 - 5/30/2014, 2:18 PM

LAsBruceWayne - 5/30/2014, 2:18 PM
@Batfleck HAH!

Then there's this guy...

Brainiac13 - 5/30/2014, 2:19 PM
AgentEX - 5/30/2014, 2:19 PM
Never forget: the reaction to The Russo Bros. Aka "comedy directors".
ezio619 - 5/30/2014, 2:19 PM
mrblackjack-well wright said it was gonna be the best kind of escapist fare..it was gonna be a full on action adventure film with a comedic element and that sounds like marvel to me..i havent seen this guys movies so yeah hopefully he can just give us a good film
Brainiac13 - 5/30/2014, 2:20 PM
LAsBruceWayne - 5/30/2014, 2:20 PM
Gandhi - 5/30/2014, 2:20 PM
Starfox - 5/30/2014, 2:21 PM
@MrBlackJack

Thanks! ;)
BigChuter - 5/30/2014, 2:21 PM
I'm still pulling for Adam McKay. He seems like the most consistent and creative of the lot.
LAsBruceWayne - 5/30/2014, 2:21 PM
Brainiac13 - 5/30/2014, 2:21 PM
Gandhi - 5/30/2014, 2:22 PM
MrCBM56 - 5/30/2014, 2:23 PM
@AgentEx Here's the thing; The Russos directed the movie they styled, pictured, visualized. In other words, made the movie they wanted. Whoever comes in will try to direct the movie Edgar wanted & spent about 7 years developing. Not the same.
DeusExSponge - 5/30/2014, 2:23 PM
So is this good news?! Guys, help me out here! I need a sitrep on if this is good!
Brainiac13 - 5/30/2014, 2:24 PM
LOL!



SpiderParker - 5/30/2014, 2:24 PM
We're the Millers was just an okay movie and none of his other movie seem to be any good so I would be really worried if they pick this guy as the new Director.
Brainiac13 - 5/30/2014, 2:25 PM
So this guy is a 'Yes' man..... ;)
soforizo - 5/30/2014, 2:26 PM
Pretty much a done deal when I wrote:

soforizo - 5/30/2014, 8:40 AM
Rawson Thurber or D’Esposito


ezio619 - 5/30/2014, 2:26 PM
i still hope RUBEN FLEISCHER!!
ezio619 - 5/30/2014, 2:28 PM
im pretty sure marvel is audtioning these guys and giving them the script and showing them the storyboards..i just hope they put it on screen
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