Ant-Man Peyton Reed to Direct ANT-MAN! written by Robert Reineke June 7, 2014 It took awhile, with the clock ticking, but Marvel finally found a director for ANT-MAN after Edgar Wright’s departure in Peyton Reed (courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter). Peyton Reed is best known for the comedies BRING IT ON and DOWN WITH LOVE and once was attached to direct a 1960s set take on THE FANTASTIC FOUR, so it’s about as good as Marvel could do on short notice. Plus he has a lot of television work under his belt, which is probably relevant given the tight schedule. Also, in the news, is the fact that Adam McKay is going to work on the script, which implies that there’s significant work to be done on the script as I expect McKay to want to take a credit and that implies more than a minor polishing. But it also indicates that McKay may simply have passed due to scheduling. Obviously, there’s a lot of work to get the production back on track and not much leeway in the schedule, but at least it can go forward again and Marvel has a director with some good films under his belt. Still, Reed hasn’t had a feature film under his belt since 2008’s YES MAN with Jim Carrey, so there’s the fact that Reed obviously wasn’t in a lot of demand for filmmaking that raises some red flags. This is a shot at reviving his film career, so if Reed is hungry at all this is probably his last chance. Let’s hope he can deliver in a difficult situation. Peyton Reed to Direct ANT-MAN! was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Ant-ManMarvelMarvel Cinematic Universe 3 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post MMM #191: The Modern Myth Media Panel At Phoenix Comicon! next post New Poster From Disney’s BIG HERO 6 You may also like MMM #192: Marvel Finds An ANT-MAN Director... June 10, 2014 Open Forum: ANT-MAN July 16, 2015 MARVEL’S ANT-MAN Gets A New Poster May 6, 2015 Watch The New Trailer For MARVEL’S ANT-MAN! April 13, 2015 MARVEL’S ANT-MAN Trailer Coming Tomorrow April 12, 2015 Marvel’s ANT-MAN Completes Principal Photography December 5, 2014 POP – Talking ANT-MAN With Director Peyton... November 30, 2015 Corey Stoll In Talks To Join ANT-MAN March 24, 2014 Review: Marvel Goes Small And Wins Big... July 8, 2015 Marvel’s ANT-MAN Squeezes Into 7 New Posters... June 24, 2015 Michael Lalaian The good news is that there IS a director now, but fears won’t be eased until we see some stills or a trailer. The synopsis threw me off a little by referring to Pym as Lang’s mentor. I was under the assumption that Lang would just steal the Pym tech without really being associated with him ahead of time. I hope we get confirmation that Cassie Lang is in this film soon, as she will likely be the heart of the movie and whose presence explains Scott’s “con man” behavior. texvor Maybe it won’t be that bad. Reed might be the only director to pull off a Silver Age Marvel look for Hank Pym if indeed they plan to film that character in his hey day during the 60s. superdeluxe I saw some stat where the last 6-7 Marvel directors had not directed a major motion picture in 6+ years.