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The End of the Headache: Ant Man Finds its Director

At long last, or maybe not even that long since it has only been two weeks, Marvel announced on Saturday that Peyton Reed (Bring it On, Yes Man) would be directing their adaptation of Ant Man. Reed takes over for the departed Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, The World's End) who had been attached to the project since 2006. Anchorman director Adam McKay is now also onboard in a screenwriting capacity.

Hopefully this means the healing of the black eye that this search has been for Marvel. The studio was embroiled in a public relations nightmare when fan reaction to Wright's departure, as they were overwhelmingly negative and the blame for the split was seemingly placed solely on Marvel.

While some may scoff at Reed's CV, it should be noted that the "Phase II" movies were directed by directors with less than stellar resumes themselves. Alan Taylor and the Russo Brothers had only a few poorly received comedies on theirs and Shane Black only had one (albeit well received) movie in his.

Now the work begins to try to get Ant Man off the ground in time for its July 2015 release date. Reed certainly has his work cut out for him.