We reported a couple of weeks ago that director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) had left Ant-Man over creative differences with Marvel Entertainment, and the nerd collective was pretty bummed. Here’s the latest official word from Marvel.
Director Peyton Reed and Writer Adam McKay Join Marvel’s Ant-Man
Director and Writer brought on for Marvel’s 2015 release
When Marvel‘s “Ant-Man” hits theaters July 17, 2015, director Peyton Reed will help shepherd the hero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a cast led by Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, with writer Adam McKay contributing to the film’s script.
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (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.
It looks like this action movie is going to have a hefty dose of comedy with Paul Rudd (who’s pretty brilliant in his comedy flicks), writer Adam McKay (who is reuniting with Rudd from the Ron Burgundy Anchorman movies) and director Peyton Reed who also boasts a long list of comedy movies including Yes Man and Upright Citizens Brigade.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted on the latest for Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas which is slated to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.