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Trouble for Ant-Man! Adam McKay turns down director's chair

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Ant-Man has had a bad week. In a matter of 8 days, the upcoming marvel lost its primary director. According to reports, director Edgar Wright broke away from Marvel and the project that he has been attached to for years. Apparently, Wright's concept of the film was not the direction Marvel Studios was hoping for and Wright therefore decided to part the project. So in the past week, Marvel has been searching for a new director for the film. Stories suggested that Marvel consider James Gunn (who is the director of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy) to helm Ant-Man. Other reports suggested that the Marvel was in talks with directors who have worked on the Marvel's One-Shot features to work on the 2015 film. However, in the latest updates, the studio talked to a number of comedy directors; most notably Adam McKay.

Adam McKay is know for his work in Anchorman, Step Brothers and recently Anchorman: The Legend Continues. As of this weekend, it seemed that McKay was shaping to become the new director of Ant-Man. However, in the latest update, that does not seem to be the case. According to the Hollywood Reporter, McKay passed on negotiations. McKay went onto his twitter profile and mentioned that he had to pull out do to other obligations. So that is another director to turn away from Ant-Man; which is leading to a lot of skepticism on the project's future.

Though the director is no longer with the project, the film will still star Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangline Lilly, Patrick Wilson and Corey Stoll.

At the moment, Ant-Man is scheduled to hit theaters on July 17, 2015; however with the way things are going, do not be shock for that to change.

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