Adam McKay in Talks to Direct “Ant-Man”

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After Edgar Wright departed as director from the upcoming Marvel project, Ant-Man, the studio has been scrambling to find a new director. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Adam McKay is in talks to be taking over the project.

McKay is most known as the director behind the “Anchorman” films.

Both Marvel and Wright said the director’s exit was due to creative differences, and sources say Marvel had been unhappy with Wright’s take on the project for weeks (considering the film was supposed to start shooting June 2 and has now been put on hiatus.) Despite the fact that Wright willingly made revisions to the script he wrote with Joe Cornish earlier in the process, sources say the new rewrites were made without his input, and he walked after receiving Marvel’s new version of the script early the week of May 19.

The cast for the adaptation features Paul Rudd as the title character alongside Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Corey Stoll and Patrick Wilson.

Ant-Man is set to hit theaters on July 17, 2015. Marvel states that Wright’s leaving would not affect the release date.

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