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Adam McKay Drops Out of Talks to Direct Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

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Since director Edgar Wright left Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man‘ over creative differences, the search for a new director led to negotiations with Adam McKay, director of comedies like ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,’ ‘Step Brothers’ and ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.’ As of today, those talks are over.

An article on The Hollywood Report¬†reveals that McKay was in talks to take over as director for the ‘Ant-Man’ film on Friday, following Wright’s departure, but has decided not to take the job. He confirmed things with a tweet on Friday afternoon, citing other projects and commitments that would make it difficult to work on the film.

‘Ant-Man’ is set to be released on July 17, 2015 after filming this summer. Disney and Marvel seem to want to hold to that release date, thus the expedited search for a new director. According to Variety, McKay was considered a top candidate for having directed Paul Rudd, who will play Ant-Man, in both ‘Anchorman’ films.

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