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Marvel's Search Continues As Rawson Thurber Passes On 'Ant-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2014 9:05 AM
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Rawson Thurber
With Marvel announcing Scott Derrickson as the director for "Doctor Strange" last night, it was a brief moment of distraction from their ongoing search for someone to get behind the camera for "Ant-Man." But that moment was short-lived as last evening came the news that one of the reported frontrunners for the job had dropped out.

Adam McKay Not Directing 'Ant-Man' After All, Marvel To Keeping Looking For A Replacement For Edgar Wright

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2014 2:27 PM
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Adam McKay
Welcome to the rumor mill at its most...rumor-y. The past 24 hours have been a prime example of everyone trying to get to the story first before there's one actually there. Yesterday, we learned that Marvel had their eyes on Adam McKay, Rawson Thurber and Ruben Fleischer to replace Edgar Wright on "Ant-Man," with plans to meet with those directors, presumably with other unnamed filmmakers in the mix. Then, before the day was out, it was reported that McKay had jumped the queue, was in talks to land the gig. Well, the weekend is here and the director's chair for "Ant-Man" is still vacant.

Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer & Rawson Thurber In The Mix To Direct 'Ant-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2014 11:42 AM
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It's been a full week since Marvel announced Edgar Wright's departure from "Ant-Man," the big question still lingers: who is going to take over the movie? It's just over thirteen months until the movie is scheduled to drop into theaters, and while fanboys have been hoping for names like the screenplay's original co-writer Joe Cornish (no chance) and "Guardians Of The Galaxy" helmer James Gunn (who recently denied rumors he was getting the gig), a fresh crop of contenders has surfaced and they are not the names you might be expecting.

David Gordon Green Goes To 'The Line' With Chris Pine; 'Blue Caprice' Director Goes Down The Remake Road & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 29, 2014 10:45 AM
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After his self-assured feature film debut—2000’s “George Washington”—few could have predicted the twists and turns that David Gordon Green’s filmography has taken. Working at a furiously fast pace, just when you think you've got him pegged, he confounds once more. Don’t let him make a remake of the horror “Suspiria”? Fine, he’ll go shoot “Prince Avalanche” in secret with some friends and announce it after it’s done. Expect him to make more studio comedies a la “The Sitter”? He’ll bang out two indie dramas in a row practically back to back—“Joe” starring Nicolas Cage which Roadside Attractions will release on April 11th of this year (trailer here) and “Manglehorn” starring Al Pacino which should hit the festival circuit later this fall.

Jason Bateman Joins Stoner Comedy 'We're The Millers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2011 1:31 AM
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Director Rawson Marshall Thurber Also Rewriting Adaptation Of Gerard Way's 'The Umbrella Academy'We love Jason Bateman. There's no denying the actor was hilariously great on the career-rebounding "Arrested Development" and while he's been cast in a plethora of films since -- "Juno," "Hancock," "The Kingdom," "State Of Play," "The Switch," "Paul," "Horrible Bosses" and the upcoming "The Change-Up" -- he's always been the bridesmaid never the bride. Always adding to a comedic or dramatic ensemble the actor (nor any studios) have been willing to roll the dice on Bateman as a bonafide leading man, but it seems that's all about change.

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