There are two conflicting sides to this bit of news today.
Initially there were reports that director Rawson Thurber was offered the director's spot for Ant-Man and quickly turned it down. There was no reasoning given and it made him the second director in a week to turn it down after director Adam McKay passed on it.
However, Jeremy Smith from AICN (Ain't it Cool News) has come out saying Thurber was never even offered the job and people need to change their stories.
Either way, Ant-Man is proving to be very difficult and with the production start date coming up fast there is no doubt that Marvel is probably scrambling at this point. My guess will be we will see either a very familiar face or someone we don't even know. With that said, I won't be surprised if we see a familiar name like Gore Verbinski or Brett Ratner. I won't like it but it won't be surprising.
Personally, I think the only other director I would like to give this one a go would be Matthew Vaughn. Between X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass I think he would be a great fit for Ant-Man, but it probably won't happen. He's currently on as a producer for Fox's Fantastic Four reboot and will be doing press for Kingsman: The Secret Service later this year. Another one I would love to see get a chance (think about it) is Spike Jonze. Other good possibilities would be Gareth Evans, Rupert Wyatt, McG, or Jeff Wadlow.
Any directors you would like to see get a chance with Ant-Man or is this movie doomed before it even gets rolling?
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