After Edgar Wright’s abrupt exit two weeks ago from the production of Marvel’s Ant-Man—apparently due to some heavily rumored Disney meddling—we reported to you last week that three comedic directors were on the shortlist to replace Wright: Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland and Gangster Squad), Adam McKay (Anchorman and Step Brothers), and Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball and We’re the Millers).  Word then broke McKay was in “advanced talks” to helm the film, which would have reunited him with Anchorman actor Paul Rudd.

Well, then things started to fall apart.  THR reported that McKay pulled out of the quickly-developing negotiations, leading the almighty Internet to speculate that he had either asked for too much money or was unhappy with the broad direction that Disney is reportedly pushing for the film in order to keep it out of the presumably just-too-weird territory of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Then McKay tweeted the following: “And yes, met w/Marvel. Kirby & Lee r my Lennon Mccartney so it was awesome. But have other projects I’m committed to. Not sure it can work.”  And so it appears that scheduling conflicts will be the official reason that McKay won’t be replacing Wright.

Any other comedic gun-for-hire you’d like to see direct this thing?

Source:  Coming Soon