The sudden departure of Edgar Wright from Marvel’s upcoming ANT-MAN was unexpected and surprising for people who had already counted their eggs before they’d hatched. Despite me being ok and actually pleased with him leaving the film, the next question was who could pick up the pieces and get a solid movie made on time?
Marvel has hired Peyton Reed as the director for ANT-MAN, Marvel’s newest property after GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. The film will still be released in July 2015 and retains the same cast. Reed is known for his films such as Yes Man, The Break Up, and Bring It On. While this may seem like quite an eclectic set of works, it gives us an idea of perhaps the tone of ANT-MAN.
Along with this, it has been announced that Adam McKay, frequent Will Ferrell collaborator, has been hired as a contributor for the film’s script. Once in the running for director of Ant-Man post-Wright, it’ll be interesting to see what he brings to comic book movies.
Lastly, Marvel has given us a first tease of the film’s story and it goes as such:
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, 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.
With Reed now directing and McKay helping write, it sounds like Ant-Man may become a buddy-heist type comedy film, which is then later inject with the comic book layers. Much like The Winter Soldier is a political thriller that fits in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,
We’ll be updating you with all of the confirmed ANT-MAN news as it arrives, especially now with a director in place, we can expect the filming to begin shortly.