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C-Ant Man: Another Director Backs Off Marvel Film

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Dave J Hogan—Getty Images Edgar Wright attends the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2014 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on March 30, 2014 in London, England.

A week after director Edgar Wright left the project, one of his possible replacements withdrew from negotiations as well

Marvel’s production of Ant-Man could use its own superhero right about now. A week after director Edgar Wright exited the project, a frontrunner for his replacement, Adam McKay, has also backed away.

The Anchorman director pulled out of high-level talks to take over for Wright on Saturday, Variety reports. Other contenders reportedly include Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re the Millers) and Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad).

Wright, who had been attached to the project since 2006, and Marvel went their separate ways due to “differences in their vision of the film,” the studio announced last weekend. Plans for a July 17, 2015, release date for the film starring Paul Rudd, however, are yet unchanged.


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