Ant-Man: Info, Pics, Rumors, Casting and Details till release

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  1. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Peyton Reed was attached to direct Fantastic Four for Fox in the early 2000s before Tim Story took over.
     
  2. Professor Zoom

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    The Hollywood Reporter says David Wain is also in contention to take over as director. He's worked with Paul Rudd before on Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Role Models, Wanderlust, and They Came Together.
     
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    X-Men III had a finished script, pre-production was done, casting was finished, and then a hack took over. Didn't work out so well.
     
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    Yeah, and I think directing was a big problem with that movie (or, more accurately, pacing and the building of any kind of drama). That being said, Marvel heavily storyboards, more than other movies. That should help somewhat, particularly with the action scenes (which is where a director with comedy experience would presumably have difficulties).
     
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    Ratner's probably getting a bit antsy now.


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    Very interesting list of directors that Marvel is going for. Definitely ones with Paul Rudd ties or comedy ties.
     
  7. Nerys Myk

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    Judd Apatow?
     
  8. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    He's busy making another film.
     
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    We have a story

    http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/06/...ckay-to-rewrite-after-edgar-wright-departure/

     
  11. Professor Zoom

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    So expect more humor than what we would have gotten with Edgar Wright.
     
  13. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    It's reportedly more a case of a different style of humor rather than more humor, Wright's approach being deemed too quirky and highbrow and the rewrites aiming at a more straightforward style.
     
  14. Professor Zoom

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    That's what I would think as well. Wright is very funny, but yeah the humor is quirky, or perhaps British might be a better word, and visual.

    Ant Man will now be less Simon Pegg, more Will Ferrell.
     
  15. Captain Craig

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    General observation on bold

    I thought that the script had had some revisions and rewrites in the first place is why Edgar walked. I was under the impression they just needed a director. Why are more late hour re-writes being done? A stipulation of Reed coming on board perhaps? Allow him to put some fingerprint on the film via McKay?
     
  16. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Maybe to keep Rudd happy, too, depending on how he feels about the rewrite that caused Wright to walk, McKay being a frequent collaborator of Rudd's.
     
  17. Shazam!

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    AICN has been peddling the idea for some time now that the script being in terrible shape was what caused Wright to walk.

    I'm excited by Peyton Reed though. I remember his early FF proposal being awesome.
     
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    Well, glad they have a director. Hopefully this won't have to be too rushed.
     
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    Scott Lang- so growing back is safe right?

    Hank pym- oh yeah it. I've done it hundreds of times

    later. Scott walks out of the bathroom

    Scott- it didn't grow back!!
     
  20. JacksonArcher

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    I'm not sure if this has been posted here or not, but this video brilliantly emphasizes why Edgar Wright is a brilliant visual director that understands visual comedy. Interestingly enough, the video compares Wright's stylish, innovative comedy to the likes of Adam McKay.

    The video really drives home how depressing and disappointing it is that Wright left the project. It also conveniently drives home how mundane and straightforward a lot of McKay's comedy is - including other contemporary comedy directors. Wright finds fun, visual and unique techniques to present comedy that is both funny, inventive and serves the plot. It's the kind of comedy we need more of in movies - which is why I was so excited for Edgar Wright's Ant-Man.

    I'm far less excited for Peyton Reed and Adam McKay's Ant-Man, but I think Out of My Vulcan Mind hit the nail on the head. Disney likely wanted a less quirky/more straightforward approach and Edgar Wright doesn't do that. It's just a shame. Ant-Man might still be good, but I'll always wonder how much different & possibly better Edgar Wright's version would have been.