Howdy ladies and gents, time for some important film news relating to an upcoming Marvel film. The following information comes from superherohype:
Following a report last night that he was the frontrunner for the position, Marvel has confirmed today that director Peyton Reed will step behind the camera and direct Ant-Man following the departure of director Edgar Wright. In addition, Marvel has revealed that Adam McKay, who at one point was also in contention to direct, will contribute to the film’s script. Reed’s previous credits include Yes Man, The Break Up, and Bring It On. He was also previously attached to the Fantastic Four feature film before director Tim Story.
Here’s the synopsis:
“Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael 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.”
Also starring Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, and Corey Stoll, Ant-Man is scheduled for release on July 17, 2015.
All I can say is FINALLY! After Doctor Strange got’s director I really thought this film was in the worst place possible, but it seems like Marvel Studios have gotten themselves back on track. These last two weeks have been a literal trainwreck for Marvel fans. After losing Edgar Wright a little while ago (which by the way still hurts), Marvel Studios seems to be scrambling all over the place to find directors with all the reports and rumours surrounding all the potential candidates. Now obviously its all been speculation at this point about what Marvel are doing on their end, but it genuinely seemed like Ant-Man was pretty much dead in the water after Wright left and many fans just didn’t care about the film anymore. But now there is hope! While I’ve never seen any of Peyton Reed’s films because I’m not a massive fan of comedy films, he does fit in with the same kind of genre of work that Edgar Wright does, so we know that this film definitely need some sort of comedic edge. I just Marvel and Kevin Feige know what they’re doing, they have yet to lead me astray yet, but this is one of those films that has to succeed if the Marvel Cinematic Universe is to grow and expand.