Breathe a sigh of relief everyone because it's officially official! Marvel has made the announcement: director Peyton Reed will helm 'Ant-Man,' taking over for the dearly departed Edgar Wright, while 'Anchorman' writer/director Adam McKay will take over scripting duties on the project, which has been on a bit of a bumpy track over the last couple of weeks.
After today's announcement of the directors most likely to replace Edgar Wright on 'Ant-Man,' a decision has been made: 'Anchorman' director Adam McKay is now in talks helm the project. UPDATE: It's now being reported that McKay has pulled out of negotiations with Marvel and will not be directing 'Ant-Man.' Further details below.
As Marvel scrambles to find a new 'Ant-Man' director to replace the departed Edgar Wright, a few names have bubbled up to the top of the list. 'Anchorman' writer-director Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer ('Zombieland') and Rawson Thurber ('We're the Millers') have met with Marvel this week and are among the top candidates. We've also heard that Marvel Studios co-president Louis D'Esposito (who directed the Marvel shorts 'Item 47' and 'Agent Carter') is in the mix as well.
We're not happy with all of NBC's renewal and cancellation decisions today, but at least one of its newest offerings for the coming season will soften the blow. NBC's "Anchorman Astronaut" period comedy 'Mission Control' with 'Breaking Bad' star Krysten Ritter has officially been given a series order under the watchful eye of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay themselves. Plus, what else has NBC given the green light to?
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are one of the greatest comic duos in cinema, so it's exciting to know they're re-teaming to make 'Border Guards.' Currently Adam McKay is eyeing directing, so it could be the trio's third movie together, following 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby' and 'Step Brothers.'
Although 'Anchorman 2' wasn't groundbreaking at the box office even being a more moderately budgeted comedy, it did make significantly more than its beloved 2004 predecessor. So, could there be an 'Anchorman 3' somewhere down the line? As far as co-writer and director Adam McKay is concerned ... No. Never. Ever.
Fans of Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy return in 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' might still count themselves surprised a sequel finally got of the ground, but could the same brand of humor land on TV? NBC wants to put a man on the moon with a new 'Anchorman'-style comedy about the 1962 space race, direct from Ferrell and director Adam McKay themselves!
Adam McKay is releasing a new film in December, and it’s kind of a big deal.
'Anchorman 2,' one of the few films that truly earns the description “highly anticipated,” arrives in theaters December 20, and the filmmaker is in the final days of editing the film down, paring out superfluous bits, rejiggering set pieces, and swapping out jokes to ensure that audiences thoroughly split their sides watching the overdue reunion of Ron Burgundy, Veronica Corningstone, Champ Kind, Brian Fantana and Brick Tamland.
McKay invited us inside the 'Anchorman 2' edit bay, where he showcased a couple of scenes from the film and offered a few details about what audiences might expect to see. In addition to elaborating on possible plans to release multiple versions of the film in the same way they did with the original 'Anchorman,' McKay explained their massively complicated process of arranging and assembling all of the footage they shoot, and offered perspective on the longevity and the legacy of Anchorman, as Burgundy and his news team prepare to return to the screen.
And, he's such a nice guy, he even gave us three new 'Anchorman 2' posters to share with you featuring James Marsden, Meagan Good and a hilarious Kristen Wiig.