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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Peyton Reed to direct Ant-Man

It's been a long couple weeks, but Ant-Man finally has a new director. Peyton Reed has been hired to replace Edgar Wright in the director's chair. Along with this news, we learned that director Adam McKay, who was initially rumored to have the job, is onboard as a screenwriter.

Reed hasn't directed a whole lot, but titles you might recognize are Yes Man, The Break-Up, and the semi-cult adored cheerleading comedy Bring it On. He also directed episodes of the Back to the Future television series back in 1991 as well as 13-episodes of The Weird Al Show in 1997.

Marvel also decided to release an initial synopsis for Ant-Man to try and get interest back up:
"Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world."

Ant-Man is still slated for release on July 17, 2015 and stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, Michael Pena, and Corey Stoll.

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