‘Ant-Man’ Finally Gets Its Director With Peyton Reed; Adam McKay Still On As Writer


After a tumultuous week of rumors, the long-gestating and now Edgar Wright-less Ant-Man has its director. He is Peyton Reed, helmer of such past films as Yes ManThe Break-Up, and Bring It On.

Though the name “Peyton Reed” is a surprise, his history isn’t. With names like Adam McKay floating around – who is still attached to the project to work on a seemingly already overworked script – the idea that the man behind Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston vehicles is now directing is no surprise.

Other than a change in the head of the film, everything else remains on course with Ant-Man. Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Patrick Wilson, and Evangeline Lilly are still set to star, and the film is still slated for a July 17, 2015, release date. However, the Wright-unworthy script is still in flux, apparently, and fan support has never been more…mixed, for a Marvel film (though the recent Jared Leto news certainly irked many nerds). The universe marches on, though.

Tyler Hanan

Tyler raves about movies on the Let The Right Films In podcast. Listen to him make jokes over his beleaguered cohost Kayla St. Onge and their more qualified guests who deserve so much better at soundcloud.com/ltrfipod. Find him on Twitter @tylerhanan.
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