On Saturday, June 7th, Marvel.com announced that director Peyton Reed will direct Ant-Man. Peyton Reed, who previously directed ‘Yes Man’ in 2008 with Jim Carrey and ‘The Break-up’ in 2006 with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston, will be joined by Adam McKay who turned down the director’s chair just last week.
According to Marvel.com, Adam McKay will be “contributing to the script”, which means that he will be re-writing the existing Ant-Man script. Edgar Wright, the original director of the film who parted ways with Marvel over “creative differences”, spent an astounding eight years working on the script that Adam McKay has been hired to essentially rewrite.
This is good news for Marvel, as the ‘Ant-Man’ drama has been a black-eye to the company’s shiny veneer. With news that Dr. Strange got its director (Scott Derrickson), last week, fans of the Ant-Man comic books were understandably worried that the film would not get off the ground. Now, fanboys everywhere can put aside their worry over the film’s director problems, and begin incessantly picking apart every bit of news and information being leaked from set.
Ant-Man will star Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, a con-man turned hero; Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man and mentor to Scott Lang. The Plot of the movie has Pym choosing Lang to be his protege, and the two must pull off an incredible heist that will save the world. Ant-Man is set to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.