Ant-Man Finally Has New Director, Writer

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Marvel has been scrambling to find a new director for Ant-Man after Edgar Wright, who had been with the project for eight years, left over script issues. Director after director turned it down, making fans sweat over the fate of the film. Now Marvel has officially announced both a new director and screenwriter to bring the adaptation to life.

Peyton Reed

Peyton Reed

Peyton Reed, best known for his work in comedy, including Bring It On and Yes Man, is taking over for Edgar Wright as director. Adam McKay, who was rumored to have turned down the chance to direct, will be assisting with script rewrites.

Along with this change in regime, Marvel released an official synopsis of the film:

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.

So we have our new director, but will fans still be interested in seeing what is possibly Marvel’s riskiest film to date? Many fans, including myself, had wanted to see Wright bring Ant-Man to life. Can Reed really fill his shoes? Will the film be able to maintain coherence with rewrites coming so late in production? What do you think? Sound off in the comments!