ANT-MAN: Marvel Confirms Peyton Reed as Director with Adam McKay Onboard as Screenwriter; First Official Synopsis Revealed

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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.  Last night we reported that Reed had emerged as frontrunner for the position, though a rival story claimed that David Wain was also in contention.  Seems like the Reed story won out as the Yes Man director will now take over duties from Edgar Wright, who exited the film due to creative differences.  McKay was originally sought to replace 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.

Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Patrick WilsonEvangeline Lilly, and Corey StollAnt-Man opens July 17, 2015.  Hit the jump for more, including the first look at the film’s official synopsis.

peyton-reed-ant-man-directorHere’s Marvel’s official confirmation of Reed and McKay joining Ant-Man‘s filmmaking team, along with the film’s synopsis:

When Marvel’s “Ant-Man” hits theaters July 17, 2015, director Peyton Reed will help shepherd the hero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a cast led by Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, with writer Adam McKay contributing to the film’s script.

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.

It hasn’t been all that long (two weeks) since Wright exited, even though it seems like an eternity due to all of the rumors and speculation flying around.  Whatever your reaction to Reed as the new director may be (and feel free to share that in the comments), at least the film is now back on track for its July 2015 release.

Now, as for that synopsis, it paints Rudd’s Scott Lang as a con-man rather than a more traditional thief, and it also sets him up as the apprentice to his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) rather than having them meet through fate alone.  Perhaps more interesting than this take on the characters’ relationship is the revelation that they’ll actually be working together in the heist, though whether Douglas, at nearly 70 years old, will be in on the action or remain behind the scenes is still up for debate.

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  • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

    huh… well that’s a development.

  • Django9000

    Well that’s Hollywood folks! Land of compromise. :) Glad McKay still involved.

  • agent777

    Sounds idiotic. I know that it will Sill make money regardless of wheather it follows the source or not, but the first Ant-Man movie should focus on the first Ant-Man. This sounds like an attempt to bite off the Nite Owl story arc from Watchmen. And a heist movie? Sounds like a idea you come up with while stoned.

    • Theodore Trout

      I wonder how stoned Alan Moore was when he wrote Watchmen ?
      More than Snoop Dogg, less than Neil Young would be my ballpark guess.

  • Irony

    Wright gets replaced by ‘yes man’ director because he said no due to rewrites.

  • https://vimeo.com/81898164 Luis Mariano Garcia

    I really hope this will be first Marvel flop.

    • agent777

      You never know, but there is a very good chance. If it succeeds, Marvel knows that they can change anything, if it flops… who knows.

      I don’t see this drawing in the massive amounts of Ant-Man fans (all five of them). These films do rely on fans taking people to see these movies and thus making new fans. I like Ant-Man and I like Wright, I’d see a combo of the two for sure… but a clusterf&*k version of Ant-Man helmed by a guy I have never heard of? I’m good (Michale Douglas sounds good off it too).

      Outside of the first wave of films, the focus has been on stories and characters that Marvel is currently using in comics. This is either to elevate and build the egos of there current staff or is a ploy to sell more comics (maybe a little of both) but I truly hope this method blows in there faces. I really want to like these movies, but they still just feel like WB shows. When they embrace the source and allow directors a greater degree of freedom, then they will actually be making movies out of this wonderful material and not just commercials for a products.

      The continuity is so bad that the idea of tinkering with the vision of directors like Branaugh and Wright, even Joe Johnston, is a farce as they can always retcon things as they go.

      • Adam Webster

        Stick to the source, and give the directors freedom…wait a second.

      • ozzie96

        Come on, let’s be honest though, there are probably the same amount of Guardians fans as Ant Man. Collider fans notwithstanding, Guardians could easily flop as well.

    • theBoi

      Who the hell goes into a movie hoping it will be bad? Just a ridiculous notion.

      • Detective John Kimble

        Who the hell “goes into” a movie anyway?

        Are you the kid from Last Action Hero?

      • TrekBeatTK

        Yeah, who “goes into” a movie? That’s crazy. Movies regularly “go into” me though. Long live the new flesh!

      • World’s Finest Comments

        I’m not going into this movie no matter what, so stop assuming people automatically will.

      • Douchebag

        Yeah you will.

    • 80sRobot

      I don’t have a dog in this fight, but I don’t see that happening. There are Wright fans and Marvel movie fans, and the latter really doesn’t care much about Wright’s involvement (or lack of).

      The fact is, most of these Marvel movies are bereft of a singular director’s vision/signature style — and that’s not an accident; it’s by purposeful design. The only one with the most influence for now is Joss Whedon.

      • agent777

        Very telling that it’s the guy from television who hold the most sway.

    • Zarles

      Why are you rooting for a movie to do badly?

  • R.V.

    The plot synopsis sounds awful

    • ozzie96

      Maybe, but if you figure that they already had cast Michael Douglas before Wright’s departure, then Marvel seems to be folllowing Wright’s premise for the film.

  • Farrell

    “Yes Man” director takes over. The irony is so thick you could choke on it.

    • Jeremy Flores

      ba dum tsh

  • Cjv95

    I hope Edgar retools his Ant-Man script and use it for something else. I don’t wanna see his vision go to waste.

    • Matt

      I love Edgar Wright as much as the next guy but no….just no. Please explain his vision that you speak of because for all you know, it could have actually been…mediocre. Great filmmakers and writers have the ability, or lack there of, to direct bad films and write terrible scripts now and again.

      • agent777

        Alot directors have made great films from scripts they wrote for completly diffrent projects. It’s not a idea to be dismissed out of hand, and if there is a story there that buzzes Wright, he will get it out at some point and in some form. When Speilberg couldn’t direct a Bond film he created Indiana Jones… inversly when Geroge Lucas couldn’t get the right to LOTR he made Willow… do with that what you will.

      • Cjv95

        I don’t think he was booted off this because it was terrible, it was because his vision (by that, I meant his ideas and execution) didn’t match what Marvel had in mind. He’s been working on this for, what, six years? Just to see all that effort gone seems really disappointing, especially with his kind of talent and passion.

      • Silverchair76

        Seriously love Wright but agreed. He and Rudd were my reason for wanting to see it but all you critics act like you read his script. Dont you get tired of having all the answers when you’re completely oblivious to anything beyond the headlines shared? I’m not stoked on the new director either. I wish Wright was attached. But I’m tired of all the snobs he very well could have given us a disappointing film…highly unlikely yet objectivity is a term that should be adopted by y’all.

      • ozzie96

        Well, for me, I thought Scott Pilgrim was terrible. I can’t help but think that since we have never read Wright’s script or the marvel re-writes, as far as we know Wright’s script was terrible. I get the sense that marvel was pressing for more continuity and perhaps he didn’t comply. Who knows

    • agent777

      Wright should do what Warren Betty did with Dick Tracey. There are other comics universes than Marvel, equally worthy of being made into films.

      If he does retool the script, sounds like this could easily be made into a Blue Beetle movie. This would be the perfect FU to Marvel. Blue Beetle is the creation of Steve Ditko, the original insanly talented guy who left Marvel due to there b.s., and it’s a prorerty owned by DC, so the films would be made through DC and Warner Brothers.

    • Jan

      Uhm…Marvel owns the script.
      Unless they relinquish the rights to it, which they won’t, that ain’t gonna happen.
      From a legal standpoint, Wright’s lawyer would even advise against ‘borrowing’ a single joke that’s in the Ant-Man script.

  • Matt

    I’m not phased – his filmography is similar to Anthony/Joe Russo so who knows how this one will turn out. I still expect good things based on the cast alone – and the plot still sounds more intriguing the any Thor film. I’d say I’m cautiously optimistic, despite Edgar Wright leaving.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      The script will be the major undoing of the film. It now has so many fingerprints on it it’s bound to be the muddled and slapped together mess most Marvel films are these days. At which point no director, regardless of talent, will be able to save it.

    • Silverchair76

      Whoa. Like where ur going with this but personally loved Thor. To each their own? Definitely agree the cast is the real pull.

    • cruzzercruz

      The Russos have a much better pedigree than this guy. Arrested Development and Community alone show that they’re intelligent and understand layered storytelling, genre, and nuance. Peyton Reed has made junk food film and is now making a movie based on a script from someone who only uses a skeleton of one to make mediocre comedies.

  • PresidentObama

    With Wright out, I don’t think Antman needs a stand alone picture anymore : (

  • Person

    McKay is screenwriter of what, didn’t Marvel already have a script that was to their liking…? Isn’t that why we’re in this situation to begin with?

    • Adrian

      Or, you know, you’re putting too much faith in all the rumors from the last couple weeks.

  • TigerFIST

    I don’t give a shit!!!!!!! Fuck this!!!!!!!! I WANT EDGAR WRIGHT!!!!!! Thanks Marvel for leading Edgar Wright on and all the fans for the past FUCkING 8 YEARS!!!

    • Zarles

      You’re not getting Edgar Wright. Deal with it and stop posting the same shit over and over again.

      • TigerFIST

        ok

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  • Diego Fernando Salazar Proaño

    If they don’t give Wright story credit I will be really pissed off! I mean, that’s almost exactly what he said the movie was going to be about!

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      He might get the story credit, but it sounds like the film will be so far from his intent he probably wouldn’t want his name on it anyway.

      • Diego Fernando Salazar Proaño

        I really hope not. If the movie turns out any good there has to be given it’s due credit where it belongs. It happened before with Jim Cameron and Frank Darabont that their contributions to the story of Spider-Man and Indiana Jones and KoCS scripts deserved a “story by” credit but were apparently not submitted to the WGA. The way I see it, him getting that credit will be some way to say “hey man, no hurt feelings” Not that it’s a big thing but it would be nice from Marvel

      • scheebles

        Jim Cameron’s treatment for Spider-Man was nothing like the film. It definitely didn’t deserve a “story by” credit.

      • Diego Fernando Salazar Proaño

        Actually it has the basic structure and some scenes and elements are almost lifted verbatim: the lynchian dream for the “transformation”, the organic web-shooters, the upside down kiss and the ending is quite similar: the villain takes MJ to lure Spider-Man for a final confrontation (change Electro for the Green Goblin and the WTC for the Brooklyn bridge) and after that, MJ kissing Peter (and realising he is Spider-Man), although the outcome is different. I’ve seen “story by” credits for less than that like Mark Protosevich’s story credit in Thor (you can find his script online I think)

      • scheebles

        The organic web-shooters were lifted from an earlier script as was the dream sequence. And the Brooklyn Bridge scene is lifted straight from the comics. I’ve seen people add a lot more to scripts without getting a credit. Cameron basically did a script doctoring combining elements from three different scripts. In theory they should all have credits. But in practice, the entire tone, storyline (Electro’s attempt to organize mutants as a master race), and execution are completely different.

  • TigerFIST

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    • Tom

      Calm down Hulk

      • TigerFIST

        ok

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  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Reed has created crappy franchises before (Bring It On), so if that’s what Marvel is going for…

  • jimmy3vil

    Seems like things just became a lot clearer. I’ll bet my last dollar that the dispute between Marvel and Wright arose not long after Douglas was cast.

    Imagine…

    Disney are nervous at the prospect of Ant-Man failing. Wright’s vision is for “more of a full-on action adventure sci-fi film but with a comedic element”, but the script doesn’t have as much humour as the studio would have hoped, especially now Paul Rudd is in the lead role. Wright has a distinctly British sense of humour, and his films rely heavily on visual comedy which may feel unfamiliar to US audiences. (See here: http://vimeo.com/96558506 )

    Michael Douglas signs on in January, one of the biggest stars to come and play in the MCU. Disney sees an opportunity – rework the plot so Douglas’ character, Hank Pym, is more integral to the story, giving Douglas more screen time. Better yet, team him up with Rudd for a double act and cram some more zingers in there. Audiences get more laughs and Disney gets more bang for their buck.

    Except this isn’t Edgar Wright’s vision. His screenplays are like scaffolding, as good ones often are – layer stacked upon layer stacked upon layer, and when you’re finished you’ve got a solid platform to help you complete your house. Take away one of those layers and not only does the scaffolding collapse but you’re not going to be able to finish the house until you rebuild it. So he quits.

    And who better to come in and rejig a script that now requires a fistful of wisecracks and a chummy, slightly oddball twosome? Adam McKay, a man responsible for some of the biggest buddy comedies of the last 15 years and a champion of the dialogue-heavy style so prevalent in the US.

    So now Marvel have their stars, their screenwriters and, in Peyton Reed, their director. They just don’t have a script, or a coherent vision. Which are, you know, important.

    Speculation, but it works, right?

    • 80sRobot

      I wonder if Wright’s original screenplay has been thrown out.

      • jimmy3vil

        I doubt it at this late stage. That sounds like a big risk, and Marvel look like they’re out of the gambling business for the time being.

    • agent777

      Very much so. As a fan of “British humour” it’s a hard knock life.

    • Doot

      Doesn’t work for me.
      Skip the fact that Douglas isn’t the biggest star in the MCU (Redford?) and that the man isn’t afraid to try different stuff (he compared this choice in his career with the Liberace biopic) and you still end up with the fact that the recent screenwriters/directors all evolve in a genre/area that is much more Paul Rudd-friendly…

      Long story short (and as said before) I would not be surprised at all to learn that Rudd got cold feet and asked for a safer take.

      • Doot

        Also: consider Douglas’ reaction as opposed to Rudd’s complete silence since the beginning.

      • jimmy3vil

        I actually said “one of the biggest”.

        Re: Rudd’s silence, that’s simple – he hasn’t done any press since Wright left, and I expect he’s been told to keep his mouth shut. Douglas is doing the rounds for another film and a reporter caught him with a quick one.

        And in no way do I lay the blame at Douglas’ feet, nor for that matter do I blame Rudd.

        I’m interested to hear your thoughts – if Edgar Wright, the man who wrote and developed this film over the last 8 years, couldn’t get his version of the script across the line, what makes you think Paul Rudd has the level of influence to order script alterations two months out from go time? I just don’t see him having that kind of pull.

        This still stinks of studio jitters and executive fuckery to me.

  • GrimReaper07

    Talk about a downgrade.

    • 80sRobot

      Reed is actually a pretty good director, with a strong visual style. (Before Tim Story, he was in line to direct FF and his vision was to set it in the late 60′s — this idea was before Mad Men and X-Men First Class.) Check out Down With Love to see his visual style, which can be fun to look at.

      He hasn’t worked on anything high-profile in recent years, and unfortunately is being brought in to crank this out. It’s just a fast gig for him. He doesn’t deserve to be vilified for it. I hope he moves onto another movie soon finally.

      • GrimReaper07

        I have seen Down with Love. I detested it with all my heart. Yes Man only sort of worked because of Jim Carrey as well.

      • 80sRobot

        I didn’t particularly care for Down, but I can see why Marvel chose Reed. Check out the trailer (I could only find it on YouTube in Italian) and imagine this kind of style for Ant-Man but set in the present era. (The Ant-Man production design probably won’t be as surreal and art-deco as this.)

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DixEbbJnSvA

      • GrimReaper07

        Style doesn’t matter if there’s nothing else to back it up. Reed hasn’t made a single good movie, that’s why I’m talking about a downgrade. From one of the best contemporary comedy directors to one who’s only made forgettable movies.

      • jimmy3vil

        He has a strong visual style – but that’s about it. Down With Love was glorious to look at but Jesus Christ was that film a drainer. And don’t kid yourself – designs, costumes, digital effects, sets, and more than likely a DOP will have been locked in. Reed ain’t gonna be putting much of his stamp on anything.

        It will be very difficult to inject any soul or life into this film at this point. As someone said above, with a script that’s been hacked at by in-house doctors and additional material from McKay, plus a director who’s coming aboard 5 weeks out from production, there’s not much hope of it being anything other than a patchy, muddled mess.

      • 80sRobot

        Yeah as I said, these Marvel studio movies have become like sausage, and Reed has been hired to be just another sausage maker. Whether or not it will be a muddled mess, I won’t speculate. But this problem didn’t seem to affect the success of the Thor movies and Iron Man sequels.

        The actual “director” of the Marvel studio movies is Kevin Feige, who is strongly influenced by Whedon.

        EDIT: Added the Iron Man sequels to the “muddled mess” list.

      • jimmy3vil

        I actually found Thor: The Dark World to be fairly patchy, and a little muddled! I doubt that had anything to do with the director swap though – there was a full two years between Jenkins being fired and the film being released.

      • milo

        He did Down with Love? Great movie, seems like hardly anyone has seen it.

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  • Royale With Cheese

    This isn’t going to be another Meh from Marvel not unlike Thor 2. It’ll be decent enough to watch and generic in relation to their other films, exactly what they wanted. I’ll be sure to watch but I’ve lost all interest in it.

  • Royale With Cheese

    This isn’t going to be another Meh from Marvel not unlike Thor 2. It’ll be decent enough to watch and generic in relation to their other films, exactly what they wanted. I’ll be sure to watch but I’ve lost all interest in it.

  • vitextreeradar

    he directed episodes of mr. show. thats all the credentials i need

  • TigerFIST

    Marvel is stupid for changing Wright’s script.

    by
    legendkillinpeopleschamp

    They keep making mistakes
    Please provide some examples if you are going to put out a claim.

    “Please provide some examples if you are going to put out a claim.”

    Oh I would be more than happy to.

    First:

    Iron Man 2008 was great. First film from MCU and was fantastic arguably the best in the MCU. Then The Incredible hulk. They changed Edward Norton’s vision in post production making him want to walk and not promote the film. That movie was ok and made no money. Reason’s why we don’t have a stand alone hulk film yet.

    Second:

    Iron Man 2. Which sucked! That came out May 2010. APril of 2009 Jon Favreau and RDJ both publicly commented on how they didn’t want to get crapped crammed in their film and the fact the felt it was rushed. MARVEL doings! They didn’t want to listen and look at the result of that.

    Third:
    Captain America: The First Avenger By joe Johnston. They pissed him off and made him not want to come back. Movie was good though. OH yeah and Kenneht Baranagh doesn’t want to come back either! hmmmm….

    Fourth:
    Thor movie. Pissed off Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopskins. They both don’t want to return but are contractually obligated.

    FIFTH:
    They didn’t give JOss whedon the budget we wanted for avengers. They would have had more aliens and HULK but was tooooo expensive. IF you don’t believe that it’s in the BLURAY Commentary. Plus rumors have been going around that marvel is pushing whedon too hard and he may not want to return for Avengers 3. Yet he was hired as writer/director on Avengers 1 & 2 and the creative consultant on all Marvel Movies yet he gets pushed around.

    SIXTH:

    Iron Man 3. Wasn’t as bad as Iron Man 2. JON FAVREAU TURNED DOWN THE ROLE! Marvel was afraid to give us the true mandarin and gave us that *beep* Yes they fixed it with the short film marvel one shot all hail the king but still.

    SEVENTH:

    Thor the Dark world. That movie was fun but had big issues with plot. A plot that wasn’t finished until middle of Filming. Joss Whedon had to come in and help. Alan Taylor said a numerous amount of times that the film was taken out of his hands doing post production. SO why the *beep* did they hire him??? HE DOESN”T WANT TO COME BACK! There was also some female director attached before him and she turned it down!!!!

    EIGHTH:

    This Edgar Wright *beep* making him leave b/c they changed his script. Been attached since before MCU. Wheres the loyalty and professionalism. Yes they own the property but he was hired for the job. His films are fantastic yet they want to homonoqize his vision. Yes things may have changed since 06 but you should have asked him to change his script last AUGUST SEPTEMBER of 2013 before all this casting instead of waiting until the last minute. Now he walk.

    Also Shane black wasn’t positive about Iron Man 3 either

    Marvel and Directors and/or cast they’ve pissed off:

    Jon Favreau, Edward Norton, Joe Johnston, Kenneith B, Natalie Portman, some female director, Louis L, Shane Black, Joss Whedon, Edgar Wrignt.

    I could keep going. Are these good enough?

    Mostly all of the films made great box office yes but they could have made more with better films. Seems like they only care about making money. Nothing wrong with wanting to make money but with the MARVEL/DISNEY BRAND and COMIC BOOK properties making a QUALITY sometimes different Product will ALWAYS MAKE MONEY!!! Theres no reason that these films can’t eventually get to AVATAR status but if they keep *beep* over people not having faith it won’t and they can make it they damn self instead of hiring people then taking the *beep* over.
    ep* over.

    • Grendal Sven

      I get the point, and agree, but did you have to post it twice? And, oh god, the grammer, you made my eye’s bleed.

      • Clarence Boddicker

        You mis-spelled grammar.

      • Grendal Sven

        At least you didn’t have to read a 1000 word essay to figure that out.

    • Matt

      Now tell us how you really feel!

      • TigerFIST

        Am I crazy and/or wrong? Please let me know. I know you know more about film than I do…

      • Science Advisor

        No he was just being sarcastic since you were correct on just about every point. Marvel has an ego the size of the Universe. They told Sam Jackson that they could only afford to pay him something like $75K for Avengers with little-to-no back-ended bonus. He held out for a lot more in Captain America 2 and Avengers 2. They are far too greedy and will eventually implode due to the lack of available talent which will work for them (not with, it is never with).

      • TigerFIST

        75K??? Are you freaking serious? That’s ridiculous! I also forgot about the Terrance Howard fallout. This is crazy. People say Marvel is a success…yea to them with their box office but not us the fans. Only 3 films so far have been good enough for the audience to RAVE about them. We deserve more than films just being ok. It’s really frustrating that they keep having the fallouts and/or making mistakes but they expect of to pay at the box office. If I box office dollars are what pays there bills and warrants future movies WHY DON’T WE EVER GET A SAY IN THE MOVIE WE WANT? They just assume that they know and don’t consult real comic book fans and/or producers that know what they are talking about. Shits fustrating!

        and the new plot sounds stupid. “Save the world” STOP IT!!!

  • Marvel Cinematic Undiverse

    So Marvel finally found the hack they were looking for.

  • http://www.scifihistory.net/ E. Lee Zimmerman

    Awesome news! Marvel finally shut up a billion fanboys who think they know better!

    • Shapyroman

      A Peyton Reed fanboy shows up ! At last !

  • Strong Enough

    BOOOOOOOOO!

  • Keir Sittloh

    I’m just sour about the whole thing, it’s almost like batflck. Maybe I’ll warm up to it eventually. I can’t, however forget the excitement I had for the stupidly McG directed terminator movie and the disappointment that followed.

  • bretthickman

    Marvel is really f’ing up all over the place on this. It may be successful, it may even be good, but I’m convinced that this may be the beginning of the end for comic book movies.

  • Robby Richmond

    Ugh. Double Ugh. When Bring it on is the strongest film on your resume… Ugh.

  • MJ

    It’s silly Ant-man. Seriously, who gives a shit. It’s a freaking kids movie..

  • Stefan Bonomo

    Yes I know, Edgar Wright isn’t doing this movie and it sucks, but remember, Captain America The Winter Soldier was directed by the guys who made You Me And Dupree, so, I’m going in open minded. The plot sounds alright, I need to know more, and like many people say, it’ll be the script that will be probably be the biggest problem with the film. Hopefully we end up all being wrong and Marvel brings us another great movie, which contrary to popular belief, they’ve been constantly doing for a while.

  • Redjester

    There is no way on ‘god’s’ green earth I am watching this film.

  • Theodore Trout

    Think I’ll stay home and imagine Simon Pegg as Hank Pym eating a gigantic cornetto.

    • eternalozzie

      Which couldn’t be any farther from the AntMan character.

      • Science Advisor

        So then it would make Ant-Man watchable? The character in the source material was something you actually hoped would die.

  • cruzzercruz

    Fucking depressing.

  • Bob

    You know what would be hilarious….this films ends up being like the best MCU film yet rated like 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and loved by everyone. Would ne really funny.

    Not saying thats gonna happen, but come on…it would be hilarious.

    What would be even more funny? If the script is praised.

  • Grayden

    Guess someone needed a job so bad that they consciously decided to direct a film that was someone else’s baby, almost literally, and will do whatever the studio wants because they have zero clout, potentially ruining the original vision of the film.

    Still think every director offered should have turned it down out of principle.

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  • JudgeMethos

    Every super hero story has a beginning before they become official heroes by the end. By the end of the movie, I’m pretty sure everything will make sense. SOUNDS cool regardless of who’s directing it. I know Wright would have made this film to where no one else would have but it STILL has Marvel involved behind it so they’ll steer it if it gets off course. Though I hope not as much steering as they did with Iron Man 2.

  • Neo Racer

    God this movie isn’t even made yet and Im already sick of hearing about it. Another comic book movie no one will care about.

    • Science Advisor

      It was Ant-Man. No one cared about it from the start. Not even Marvel.

  • alk

    losing someone with name recognition like Edgar Wright…and then getting a no name comedy director…that’s gonna be a hard sell. Really HARD.

    • eternalozzie

      Normal people have NO clue who Edgar Wright is more less that he wrote the silly but humorous trio of films plus Scott Pilgrim … Edgar being chased off did nothing but make this movie more mainstream Marvel which is the way it should be. He had to have written something pretty stupid or weird to get the script completely rewritten several times by the studio.

  • TigerFIST

    this still sucks!

  • TigerFIST

    Marvel has had a fall out with nearly EVERY property. I’m rooting for them but this is frustrating as FUCK as a fan of comic book movies and film in general.

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  • The Flobbit

    From Edgar Wright to Peyton Reed…that is unbelievably pathetic news.

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