Briefly: A new addition has been made to the cast of Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man, and he’s got a little Joker in him. David Dastmalchian, who played one of the Joker’s henchman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, has been cast in an unspecified role. Paul Rudd stars in the film, which is still scheduled for a July 2015 release. [Deadline]
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Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Guardians of the Galaxy won’t be out for another six weeks, and Ant-Man isn’t coming for over a year. But films these big inevitably leak spoilers before they make it to theaters. Today, we have two juicy ones for you. One concerns the villain of Ant-Man, and the other a special Guardians of the Galaxy cameo.
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Lots has happened at Marvel Studios since the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Plenty of news has leaked about Avengers: Age of Ultron and we’ve seen more and more about Guardians of the Galaxy. But the two biggest pieces of news were Edgar Wright leaving Ant-Man and Scott Derrickson boarding Doctor Strange. Unfortunately, since the studio is between films, we haven’t heard what the president of the studio, Kevin Feige, had to say about any of it. Until now.
Feige was at CineEurope earlier this week and finally addressed the Edgar Wright Ant-Man controversy (Peyton Reed is now directing), the hiring of Derrickson, production on Doctor Strange, and said they have some ideas for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Read Feige’s quotes below. Read More »
After a couple weeks of conversations with various directors, Marvel Studios has made a decision, and a deal that will see Bring it On and Yes Man helmer Peyton Reed directing Ant-Man. He’ll be working from a script that features input from Adam McKay, who was briefly in talks to direct the movie in the wake of Edgar Wright’s departure. Below, read the official studio info on the movie that is now Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
Marvel’s Ant-Man has had a tough go of it the past couple of weeks. Following Edgar Wright‘s abrupt departure, several directors have been courted to replace him, with no takers so far. But today, another serious contender has emerged.
Peyton Reed (Yes Man) is reportedly the new frontrunner for the job, although Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Michael Dowse (Goon) may still be in play as well. Hit the jump for all the latest details.
UPDATE: THR adds that David Wain is also in consideration. Wain already has a strong relationship with star Paul Rudd, having directed him in Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Role Models, Wanderlust, and, most recently, They Came Together.
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Edgar Wright isn’t directing Ant-Man, Adam McKay isn’t directing Ant-Man and, rumor has it, Rawson Thurber isn’t going to direct the film either. From the original short list that emerged after Wright left the project, that leaves only Ruben Fleischer. However, Deadline now reports two other names are “also making the rounds.” They are Neighbors director Nicholas Stoller and Michael Dowse, who directed the hockey film Goon. Read More »
A week has passed since the upsetting bombshell news that Edgar Wright had left Marvel’s Ant-Man. In that time, speculation and fact have blurred as fans tried to figure out how one of the most successful companies in Hollywood could suddenly go in a different direction from the talented, exciting director who had been working on the film for years.
Eventually, the discussion turned to Wright’s replacement. Though rumors and speculation have also been flying all week, it seems three men are at the top of Marvel’s list. They are Rawson Thurber, Adam McKay and Ruben Fleischer. Read more about the potential Ant Man directors below.
Update: The Wrap claims that Rawson Thurber is now the first choice to direct Ant-Man. The site has no confirmation, and Marvel isn’t commenting, so we’ll have to wait for more official info.
Update 2, June 3: Days after the drama that saw Adam McKay go into talks and then abruptly back out, there’s a report that Rawson Thurber has also passed on the movie. So out of the original shortlist of three replacement directors for Edgar Wright is down to one, Ruben Fleischer, and Ant-Man has become the movie no one seems to want to touch.
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Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: On Friday, we heard about the people who might direct Ant-Man in the wake of Edgar Wright‘s departure. A list of three potential directors was circulated, featuring Adam McKay (Anchorman, The Other Guys), Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) and Rawson Thurber (We’re the Millers). Last night is was revealed that Adam McKay was officially in talks to direct Ant-Man.
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