In the many months since director Edgar Wright parted ways with Marvel on 'Ant-Man,' it's been unclear just how much the project would change. With new director Peyton Reed on board and Adam McKay ('Anchorman') brought in to rewrite the script, things are back on track for the film to make its 2015 release date. And thanks to a new interview with McKay, we have a more clear idea about how much has changed between Wright's and Reed's versions of the film -- including how much star Paul Rudd helped shape the script.
Following the big appearance at Comic-Con 2014, where stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll dished on their superhero heist film alongside director Peyton Reed, Marvel's 'Ant-Man' officially announced the start of production and, along with it, its full cast.
Comic-Con 2014 marked the first time 'Ant-Man' star Paul Rudd attended the epic geek extravaganza, and he was pretty darn stoked about the whole experience, considering he's also joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following the big Marvel panel, the actor faced the press to talk about his experience becoming the size-shrinking superhero, when he goes into production, and the one thing his friends will never let him live down.
Marvel's upcoming 'Ant-Man' has certainly been through its share of upheavals since the departure of original director Edgar Wright (even yesterday, things were a-changing for the miniature hero and his long-awaited film), but now it's time for the Peyton Reed-directed feature to really wow at Comic-Con 2014's Hall H as part of the official Marvel panel.
Just when it seemed that Marvel's 'Ant-Man' was getting back on track after all that Edgar Wright-exiting and replacement director-searching, it appears that the Peyton Reed production has been hit with another major setback. Deadline reports that Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerald, and Kevin Weisman have all dropped out of the film, scheduled to go into production later this year. With Marvel set to hit Hall H tomorrow for one of their always-impressive Comic-Con presentations, it sure sounds like the 'Ant-Man' table will be unexpectedly undermanned.
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.
Marvel has yet to postpone 'Ant-Man' since Edgar Wright left the project two weeks ago, and though we've heard a number of names mentioned as possible replacements, with Adam McKay coming the closest to taking the job, no one has yet to sign on. The latest word suggests 'Yes Man' helmer Peyton Reed and 'Wet Hot American Summer' auteur David Wain are the new front-runners to take over the project.