Marvel Wants Guardians Of The Galaxy Director James Gunn To Helm Ant-Man? - CinemaBlend.com
They refute the link that originally suggested this...I cannot see this happening. I don't think, as much as he digs working for Marvel, that Gunn would do that to Wright considering they have a friendship(according to what I have read and Gunn's carefully worded statement about Wright's departure).
I don't know, do we even need an Ant Man movie? I don't think I even know his real life alias. Arthur Pym?
However, if they make a film of such a minor character and it succeeds, at least we'll be close to my dream movie of Angar the Screamer.
Is this the right thread for Sin City 2?
Eva Green's poster got banned by the MPAA according to EW and other sites.
In other news:
ANT-MAN Director Contenders Include ANCHORMAN's Adam McKay
The only name on here worth considering is McKay, but he or anyone else would be pretty much doomed from the start. This is locked in release date wise with an apparently dodgy script and key creative positions to fill. Couple that with a locked in cast that he may not agree with and there is very little that ANYONE can do to stop this from being a mess. If Marvel were really as smart as they have appeared to be, they would vacate the release date and let someone retool this to their liking. But nope...the machine will grind this out and they will hope for the best possible results.
Ant-Man is a ****show right now. Shelve it and bring me Doctor Strange or Black Panther.
"Hockey won't hold still to give you a better look. You wouldn't want it to anyway. It's the action that makes the possibilities endless."
ANT-MAN Director Frontrunner Emerges with Rawson Marshall Thurber
Read:Servicable/competent/not really established...in other words, desperate and without any ability to push back. Marvel done got themselves a puppet. Let's see how smart they really are and how much of their success has been driven by the creatives.
The folks over at The Wrap are reporting that Rawson Thurber is now the frontrunner to take over directing duties on Marvel’s Ant-Man, edging out McKay and Fleischer. Though the other two seemed like the more qualified candidates, McKay has a number of producorial commitments and also has his own directorial projects lined up (ie. he doesn’t “need” Ant-Man). As for Fleischer, he could use a boost given that his last two films, Gangster Squad and 30 Minutes or Less, failed to take off, but the report notes that he and his wife just had a baby and he may not be willing to make this kind of commitment straight away.
So that leaves us with Thurber, who is hot off the somewhat surprise comedy hit We’re the Millers. Speaking candidly, none of these three filmmakers are known for their visual style, but Thurber has the least defined aesthetic of the bunch. He directed the 2004 comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and seems like a competent enough filmmaker, but he doesn’t really hold a candle to Wright. And maybe that’s how Marvel wants it. Given the time crunch, the studio is looking for someone who can apply their notes and essentially guide the ship in without rocking things too much, and that makes Thurber a suitable fit for the job. The revised script is apparently wildly different from Wright and Joe Cornish‘s draft (complete with modern culture references), so Thurber may not be too tied down to Wright’s specific vision. Marvel is the author of Ant-Man now.
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