Phil Lord And Chris Miller Think Marvel Should "Abandon Ship" With ANT-MAN

In a recent interview with MTV, 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller weighed in on Edgar Wright's Ant-Man departure, whether or not they would like to take over, and who they think the perfect director would be.

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By James Garcia - 6/6/2014
Edgar Wright's departure from Marvel's Ant-Man happened two weeks ago, and the studio has yet to find a replacement. Many names have been tossed around, and several directors have even gone into negotiations, only to ultimately pass on the project. 



Of all the directors who could fill Wright's shoes, many fans have been praying suggesting that 22 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller take over. In fact, they would be perfect for the job, thanks to their keen sense of action and comedy. However, in a recent interview with MTV, they confirmed that they want nothing to do with the film, and feel that Wright was the perfect choice to bring the world's tiniest Avenger to life on the big screen:
“It seems like a tough person’s shoes to step into, you know what I mean?” Miller said on the prospect. “It’s tough to have that as the specter hanging over, what would have been, and what could have been. It seems kind of tough.”
Well, just because something is tough doesn’t mean you can’t take on the challenge, right?
“We’re fans and buddies of Edgar, so…” Miller continued.
“It would be like Spielberg making ‘A.I.’ It’s like, I don’t know what to do with it,” Lord added on the prospect. “This guy’s a genius, I feel strange.”


As far as who they think should take over? 
“A logical choice would be Edgar Wright… To finish an Edgar Wright film,” Lord said, laughing. “I mean, Joe Cornish, that would make a lot of sense. Or if they, like, decided to abandon ship and try again years from now it would make more sense.”
So, there's that. We didn't think there was a chance the duo would helm Ant-Man, but now we officially know where they stand. 
Source: MTV
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HurricaneXavier - 6/6/2014, 4:37 PM
Who gives a shit what these two think.

Can't wait to see all the stupid replies to this thread.
Starfox - 6/6/2014, 4:38 PM
Well...
MrSotoMan - 6/6/2014, 4:38 PM
HAHAHA! Couldn't agree more

ABANDON SHIP!
Jollem - 6/6/2014, 4:39 PM
McNyagano - 6/6/2014, 4:39 PM
Here we go...
Starfox - 6/6/2014, 4:41 PM
“A logical choice would be Edgar Wright… To finish an Edgar Wright film,”

Couldn't agree more with that statement. ;)
HurricaneXavier - 6/6/2014, 4:42 PM
Before the first page of comments is done some dumb mouth breather will come in here and talk about how Marvel is all comedy.
MrSotoMan - 6/6/2014, 4:42 PM
Here comes "logical reasoning" for why Marvel should keep making this movie and not delay it.

MrNiklander - 6/6/2014, 4:42 PM
smh animated GIF
Omarvls - 6/6/2014, 4:46 PM
Rumor is that

DC/WB will release Justice League in 2018 not 2017 going up against
Avengers Infinity War

Flame war will turn into Nuclear War
MrSotoMan - 6/6/2014, 4:48 PM
Gosh, ANYWAYS

Who the hell hates moving? One of the worse things to do!

Going back to your house that you once lived has this empty haunting feeling within it (lived there 8 years) and the new house has this weird feeling that you are never quite accustomed too.

^^^For some reason, that sounds like a great comparison for what is going on with Ant-Man.......Didn't even plan that lmfao.
Jollem - 6/6/2014, 4:48 PM
SpiderParker - 6/6/2014, 4:51 PM
I actually agree, they should either get Edgar back or delay the film. But, I bet Marvel would have some continuity problems with their other projects if they cancel the movie that is so far into development. They better sort it out with Edgar and give more time to the film.
Maestro - 6/6/2014, 4:51 PM
Could care less. But I do know their were so many people looking forward to this. Maybe have him cameo in bunch of different movies. Starting with BP, then onto other characters.
Maven - 6/6/2014, 4:51 PM
THE ANT-MAN THREAD, starring

Jollem
BatManiac
MrCBM
Desrow/Timothy Olyphant
JamesMan
MantinumMan
MightofSentinel
Maestro - 6/6/2014, 4:52 PM
Couldn't *
Desrow - 6/6/2014, 4:52 PM
Who gives a shit about those 2??, Maybe Marvel since they're hiring bad comedy director for Ant-Man.
MrSotoMan - 6/6/2014, 4:52 PM
Hey Fiege!

I'm on the phone with Brett Ratner, he said he is ready to take the gig, make the movie less then 2 hours (104 minutes) and make the characters completely bland and full of humor and he said he has experience in comedy and comic book Marvel movies.

He said he would appreciate your call right away, he will just make anything for the nice big paycheck for his oiled up whore sluts in his pool.
Maestro - 6/6/2014, 4:52 PM
@maven

Lol well its to be expected. They're HUGE ant man fans after all. /s
Buu - 6/6/2014, 4:53 PM
@Maven

sameoldthing - 6/6/2014, 4:53 PM
Or..MARVEL can continue on making great films as they prove to be doing & these two dipshits can make hokey comedy films with talentless Channing Tatum.
AlexanderLykins - 6/6/2014, 4:53 PM
@Maven
Not bad my friend!
Indy - 6/6/2014, 4:56 PM
TheRationalNerd - 6/6/2014, 4:56 PM
HurricaneXavier

"Who gives a shit what these two think."

Can't wait to see all the stupid replies to this thread.



Umm, obviously you gave a sh** when you clicked on the article bub. lol Hope my comment wasn't too stupid for you..."

Buu - 6/6/2014, 4:57 PM
Do you have something you want to say Maestro?...

soforizo - 6/6/2014, 4:57 PM
Oh boy.
Maven - 6/6/2014, 4:58 PM
Oh and since its only a cameo, thewonderer isn't listed.
Mrcool210 - 6/6/2014, 5:02 PM
But they should direct the movie. They are really good directors. IF they don't think its good. Then i agree, Jump Ship Marvel. Do Something Else.

sameoldthing - 6/6/2014, 5:02 PM
Gotta be honest here...I haven't seen two more goofy looking bastards in a long time.
They say stupid stuff AND look stupid. Nice.

Edgar Wright films are just not that good to be causing all this fuss.
Find someone capable..move on.
I await a better Marvel project anyway. BLACK PANTHER NOW!
HurricaneXavier - 6/6/2014, 5:03 PM
Just because I read what they said, doesn't mean I give a shit and that it would ever change my opinion, just like it shouldn't change anything for anyone else.

Kind of like how I don't give a shit what some biased moron thinks about what I said.
Jollem - 6/6/2014, 5:05 PM
Destined - 6/6/2014, 5:06 PM
@Starfox same here.
0megaDaGod - 6/6/2014, 5:07 PM
"Oh and since its only a cameo, thewonderer isn't listed"

It took me a few seconds to recover from the laugh this pulled out of me
DaVinci31 - 6/6/2014, 5:08 PM
That's a shame. They would have been a great choice. But I do respect their view.
Mike89 - 6/6/2014, 5:09 PM
Oh Boy, this is gonna be Good.

*grabs popcorn*

Mrcool210 - 6/6/2014, 5:09 PM
"Or..MARVEL can continue on making great films as they prove to be doing & these two dipshits can make hokey comedy films with talentless Channing Tatum."



Phil Lord and Chris Miller have made some of the best received comedies in recent years. 21 and 22 Jump Street, The Lego Movie and Cloudy with a chance of meatballs. All great movies. So i wouldn't excactly call them "dipshits"
DEVLIN712 - 6/6/2014, 5:11 PM
sad part is, that's true...
MrBlackjack - 6/6/2014, 5:12 PM
Ha! MrCool has been taking my advice too!
Desrow - 6/6/2014, 5:13 PM
I was relaxing at the bar and then I see somebody calling me out.


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