UPDATED: Adam McKay in Talks to Direct Ant-Man
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.31.2014
UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter has an update on the Ant-Man directing job: it's still vacant. Adam McKay has reportedly backed out of negotiations with Marvel. The decision to leave is said to be his alone.
Rawson Marshall Thurber (We're the Millers) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) were also being considered by Marvel.
McKay wrote about his choice to turn down the job:
And yes, met w/Marvel. Kirby & Lee r my Lennon Mccartney so it was awesome. But have other projects I'm committed to. Not sure it can work.
Original: As previously reported, director Adam McKay was reportedly one of the directors being considered by Marvel as Edgar Wright's potential replacement to helm Ant-Man. Well now it looks like McKay is the most likely candidate. Aintitcool.com is now reporting that Marvel Studios has made an offer to McKay, and he is now in talks to take the job.
Marvel is still looking to keep the project on schedule for a July 17, 2015 release. McKay also previously directed Ant-Man star Paul Rudd in Anchorman.