Marvel’s Ant-Man Confirms Director Peyton Reed and Writer Adam McKay

Apparently finding a director has been no “small” feat for Marvel’s Ant-Man. With people passing on the Phase Three project left and right, we were actually beginning to get really worried that this may not even happen after all. Though we may never fully get over Edgar Wright’s departure (for creative differences), at least the film is moving forward. Collider had this report:

The search is over for Ant-Man’s replacement director as Marvel confirms Peyton Reed as the new helmer.  In a bit of a surprising twist, Adam McKay will board the picture in a screenwriting capacity and will make contributions to the script…….McKay was originally sought to replace [Edgar] Wright but turned down the offer fairly quickly, however, he must have shared a few notes with the studio to earn mention as a screenwriter.


Release Date: July 17, 2015

Directed By: Peyton Reed

Starring: Evangeline Lilly, Paul Rudd, Corey Stoll, Patrick Wilson, Michael Pena, Matt Gerald, and Michael Douglas

Synopsis: Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. – Marvel

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