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By Robert T. Trate     June 04, 2014
Source: Ain't It Cool News (Jeremy Smith)


Will Ant-Man arrive on July 17, 2015?
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It seems another interesting development has enter into the Ant-Man movie. The film, currently in the deepest pit of development hell, recently lost its director, Edgar Wright. Three directors were on Marvel’s short list to replace him. Adam McKay, Rawson Marshall Thurber, and Ruben Fleischer. McKay has moved on from the race and now it seems one of the last directors wasn’t really involved at all. 

Jeremy Smith, (see twitter) of Ain’t it Cool News, has come out and informed all of the media that Rawson Marshall Thurber, the director of We’re The Marshalls, wasn’t part of the equation. This leaves Ruben Fleischer the director of Zombieland as the last man standing. 

What do you think Manics? If only Blu-ray/ DVD special features would actually reveal what went on behind the scenes. It would as entertaining as the film. 

Synopsis: The film follows a biochemist Dr. Hank Pym using his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects. Paul Rudd will play Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Michael Douglas stars as Hank Pym.
 
Ant-Man is written by Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) and features Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson and Corey Stoll.
 
Ant-Man arrives July 17, 2015 (probably not going to happen).

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rogue188 6/4/2014 8:54:15 AM

I think he has the chops to pull it off. Hopefully the movie survives the transition. I have a feeling if it doesn't, Ant Man will go the way of Hulk in only appearing in other movies, but none of his own.

Wiseguy 6/4/2014 9:00:33 AM

 Fleischer is a better consolation prize than I expected if it happens. He's definitely worthy of consideration for anything Marvel

If this doesn't pan out Brett Ratner is wrapping up Hercules and should be open to tackle another last minute job for a Marvel film

nemesis1_57 6/4/2014 1:01:12 PM

  Marvel needs to sit down with Wright and make thing right. He needs to be back on board it's his movie his vision. They need to make a compromise

aegrant 6/4/2014 1:47:57 PM

 I liked Zombieland and it did have that comic book feel in some parts but I don't know about Ant-Man? But on the flip side i have only seen Shawn of the Dead and Hot Fuzz from Wright and those were to different genres and he did those well. So maybe Fleischer can pull this off - but it's not his original material

 

 

Woodye 6/4/2014 2:18:15 PM

I agree with Nemesis.  Wright came this far, it's really not easy for someone to pick his stuff up and run with it.  They need to mend fences, stat.

toran 6/4/2014 4:11:28 PM

 Wiseguy, that wasn't funny.

 

NOT........ONE.......BIT!!!!

 

InnerSanctum 6/4/2014 4:39:55 PM

 Well, that is a very disapointing short list.  Glad he passed.  Is it that hard to get a A list director for a Marvel project?  Must they really scrape the bottom of the barrel?  Get someone who can handle an action movie.  I think, if the script is right, the cast can handle the comedic moments.  

InnerSanctum 6/4/2014 4:41:08 PM

I'm curious as to why Cornish wasn't considered for the director's chair?  Did he also bail?  

CaptAmerica04 6/4/2014 5:15:45 PM

I think Fleischer can handle it.

honourx22_home 6/4/2014 6:45:48 PM

Maybe Ant-Man should just be a Netflix movie.

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