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Nick Stoller & Michael Dowse Latest Names Added To 'Ant-Man' Directorial Rumor Mill

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 4, 2014 at 4:26PM

With Edgar Wright out, Adam McKay and Rawson Thurber both passing, and Ruben Fleischer potentially doing "Ghostbusters 3," Marvel's race to find a director for "Ant-Man" continues. And this afternoon comes a couple more names you can toss into a hat.
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Ant-Man, Stoller, Dowse

With Edgar Wright out, Adam McKay and Rawson Thurber both passing, and Ruben Fleischer potentially doing "Ghostbusters 3," Marvel's race to find a director for "Ant-Man" continues. And this afternoon comes a couple more names you can toss into a hat.

Deadline says that Nicholas Stoller and Michael Dowse are "making the rounds" as contenders for the gig. Both are certainly gifted comedy directors, with the former helming "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Get Him To The Greek," "The Five-Year Engagement" and the recent "Neighbors," while the latter has tackled "Goon," "Take Me Home Tonight," "Fubar" and the upcoming "The F Word." What neither have is tentpole experience when it comes to staging action, but then again, Marvel has that kind of support likely in place. 

At any rate, these are just a couple of names to argue about online, and you can do that below. Thoughts? Is "Ant-Man" really going to make its July 17, 2015 release date?

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