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‘Bring It On’ & ‘Yes Man’ Director Peyton Reed Confirmed To Direct ‘Ant-Man’; Adam McKay Will Rewrite Script

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 7, 2014 2:50 PM
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Peyton Reed, Ant-Man
Finally, the wait is over and more importantly over for film journos and bloggers who felt compelled to constantly keep up with this story. After all the back and forth Marvel announced today that they’ve found a director for “Ant-Man”: Peyton Reed, the filmmaker eclectic filmmaker behind teen comedy “Bring It On,” 2002’s throwback romance film “Down With Love,” Vince Vaughn’s “The Break-Up” and “Yes Man” starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel.

‘Yes Man’ Filmmaker & David Wain New Frontrunners To Direct ‘Ant-Man’; Michael Douglas Weighs In

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 6, 2014 8:26 PM
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Has your enthusiasm for Marvel’s “Ant-Man” been sufficiently quashed ever since Edgar Wright left the project, only to see it passed over by several comedy directors in Hollywood? Well, hold the phone, your interest could dip even lower.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2014 4:26 PM
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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.

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 In Talks To Direct Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 30, 2014 11:55 PM
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Adam Mckay
Is this week’s “Ant-Man”/Marvel drama finally drawing to a close? It’s been such a whirlwind of emojis I don’t even know what to think anymore. Yet who to believe? Earlier today, three men emerged as the finalists to fill the director’s chair on “Ant-Man” recently vacated by filmmaker Edgar Wright after eight years of development and what sounds like a last minute losing of nerve from Marvel in favor of something more safe and familiar.

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.

Don’t Believe The Hype: James Gunn Says ‘Ant-Man’ Directing Rumors Are Bullsh*t

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 29, 2014 1:35 PM
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Guardians, James Gunn, Ant-Man
So if you believed the morning rumors, which honestly smelled a little bit more like horseshit than usual, James Gunn, director of Marvel’s “The Guardians Of The Galaxy” was going to take over “Ant-Man” from the now departed Edgar Wright. Hey, Gunn was understanding of the problems between mom and dad, and hell, his Marvel movie was to 2014 what Wright’s “Ant-Man” was to 2015—a risk. Presumably Gunn’s done a great job of blending wacky comedy and “risk” along with the narrative foundations of what Marvel needs and expects for their tentpoles, so he’d make a good choice, right?

Can 'Ant-Man' Still Make A Summer 2015 Release Date?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2014 11:38 AM
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Memorial Day has come and gone and the reverberations of Edgar Wright's exit from "Ant-Man" are still being felt. It's one of the first major stumbles from Marvel's so far very well-oiled machine, and it still has fans reeling, wondering if the comic studio who are bringing this summer's "Galaxy Of The Guardians" will ever try such a risky move again. Indeed, Wright's hire — he'd been working on the movie since 2006 — initially seemed like a vote toward stepping outside the formulaic box of most Marvel movies. But with a rewrite changing the creative direction — allegedly a "shock" to the filmmaker — and in turn snuffing out Wright's interest, it has left a lot of questions up in the air, and the most key of them right now: can "Ant-Man" make its July 15, 2015 release date next summer?

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Weighs In On The Edgar Wright/Marvel/’Ant-Man’ Divorce

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 26, 2014 2:05 PM
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Guardians, James Gunn, Ant-Man
If the Edgar Wright and Marvel split over “Ant-Man” is actually less amicable than originally suggested, maybe it is more akin to a “divorce” as fans have been putting it? After all, Wright developed the project for Marvel for eight years only to walk away late last week allegedly after a script rewrite that Wright agreed to, but didn’t love.

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