Adam McKay Is The New Director Of Ant-Man – UPDATED: Not Any More

adam mckayBREAKING: McKay has ALSO pulled out.

According to The Hollywood Reporter‘s sources, McKay nixed negotiations with Marvel just this morning. That’s why ‘sleeping on it’ is a phrase, not ‘go out and drink beers on it.’

It seems like Marvel will go back to Rawson Marshall Thurber and Ruben Fleischer, even though just yesterday it seemed an awful lot like they were just pawns in a game, being used to attract McKay to the honey trap.

 

Original story follows.

There’s been a lot said about Edgar Wright‘s decision to leave Ant-Man and quite what creative differences had sprung up between the director and Marvel Studios.

None of it, however, comes directly from anybody inside the situation, and plenty of contradictory ideas have come to the fore. I’m sure we’ll get to the truth sooner or later, or at least a pretty clear-focused version of it, but for now there still seem to be factions, some pro-Feige, some not, telling their own distinct variants.

In the meantime, life goes on and the film is taking on a new lease with a new director. As first reported by Ain’t It Cool, but now known by pretty much the whole community, Marvel are making a deal with Anchorman‘s Adam McKay to take the reins.

Well, he’s certainly not a bad director. And he’ll probably encourage all of those pop culture ad libs Marvel (supposedly?) think this movie needs.

When all the pieces fall and we find out quite what led to this new situation, from Wright to McKay, a few simple facts will remain unchallenged. One of those, I’m afraid, is that the film business is a business, run by managers, and whether or not the eight years of love Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish put into Ant-Man should count for something, they sadly don’t.

Now… next question. The bigger question. What is Edgar Wright going to do next? And how about Joe Cornish?

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