Paul Rudd Helped Adam McKay Rewrite ‘Ant-Man’

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When Edgar Wright left Marvel’s Ant-Man, the amount of speculation and discussion was crazy. Eventually, Peyton Reed was hired as the director after a rewrite by none other than Adam McKay. McKay, a big comic book fan, is best known for crazy comedies like Anchorman and Step Brothers, so him coming on to the film was a pretty big leap. How did that happen? Well, now we have a few more details.

Once Wright left, the film’s star – Paul Rudd – called McKay and asked him to do a rewrite. He agreed and Rudd himself helped him with the writing. Yes, for the first time (in a while) we have a Marvel Studios movie co-written by the star himself. Read more from McKay about the Ant Man script below. Read More »

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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 (AnchormanThe Other Guys), Ruben Fleischer (ZombielandGangster 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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