Ant-Man appears to be Marvel’s on-going orphan property as the directorial drama continues. Let’s rewind. Though Edgar Wright had been working on the adaptation of the size-changing comic book hero since 2006, Marvel gave him the ant-ax almost two weeks ago citing disagreements over script changes. A trio of potential replacements was quickly established, with Adam McKay entering into talks and quickly turning down the offer. Zombieland director Ruben Flesicher was also in the mix, but is likely considering the director’s chair for Ghostbusters 3. That left us with Rawson Marshall Thurber as the lone director in contention. At least that was the case until earlier today when he reportedly passed on the offer [Update: Or perhaps wasn't even offered it at all?]. Hit the jump for more.
[Update #2: In a report on a different film altogether, Deadline still says Thurber is "the favorite" for Ant-Man but adds that Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Michael Dowse (Goon) are names that are "making the rounds."]