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Adam McKay Backs out of Directing Marvel's ANT-MAN

Adam McKay Backs out of Directing Marvel's ANT-MAN

Adam McKay was in talks with Marvel to direct the upcoming Ant-Man movie. McKay would have replaced Edgar Wright who recently left the project due to artistic differences. Since Marvel wants to keep their July 2015 release date, they've been trying to replace Wright as quickly as possible. However, McKay suddenly backed out of the project.

McKay tweeted this afternoon: "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."

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Ant-Man tells the story of a biochemist who develops a formula to manipulate size. He performs an experiment on himself which doesn't quite go as planned. However, he then develops a method to communicate with anc control insects.

McKay recently finished directing Anchorman 2 (2013). He has also directed Anchorman (2004), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010), and more.

As of now, the cast of Ant-Man includes Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson and Corey Stoll.


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