Reed Replaces Wright On Marvel’s Ant-Man

By Drax Largo on June 7th, 2014

Well, I certainly didn’t see this one coming: Peyton Reed (Bring it On) is replacing Edgar Wright in the director’s chair on Marvel’s Ant-Man. This news comes after Edgar Wright abruptly left the project on May 23. Marvel then launched into meetings with several directors in hopes of quickly finding a new captain to steer the tentpole ship.

Some of the names in consideration included Adam McKay (The Other Guys) – whose now doing rewrites on the script after bowing out of the director race – Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re the Millers).

As for the rest of the project, Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas will star, both of whom will be playing Ant-Men Scott Lang and Hank Pym respectively. Michael Pena is also on board for a undisclosed role in the production.

The story, however, will be overhauled with Reed and McKay now on board as director and writer respectively. Marvel also released a new synopsis for the movie, which will follow con-man Scott Lang (Rudd), who has the ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength. He 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.

Marvel’s Ant-Man is still scheduled for release July 17, 2015.