Last week, we were surprised to discover that Edgar Wright had walked away from the production of Marvel’s Ant-Man. In the days that followed, details emerged that Wright balked at several script changes made on the part of Marvel’s parent company, Disney, who likely wanted a broader film that Wright’s idiosyncratic vision allowed for. Now, in the wake of said news, it’s time to wonder who will replace Wright. And, according to THR, the names on the replacement shortlist indicate Disney and Marvel are shooting for full-on comedy.
Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland and Gangster Squad), Adam McKay (Anchorman and Step Brothers), and Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball and We’re the Millers) are apparently all being eyed to take the helm of Ant-Man, which says something about what Disney expects Ant-Man to be—broad comedy with broad audience appeal. Because, you know, Marvel is really hurting for an audience at the moment, right?
What do you think of the Ant-Man news?