Marvel’s Ant-Man cant seem to catch a break. First Edgar Wright leaves, and now two of its front runners, Adam McKay and Rawson Marshall Thurber, both pass on the project.
At first it seemed like Adam McKay would be the strongest applicant to take on the directors gig, with some sites even began reporting that he took on the role, that was until he took to twitter and revealed that he had passed on the role.
And yes, met w/Marvel. Kirby & Lee r my Lennon Mccartney so it was awesome. But have other projects I’m committed to. Not sure it can work.
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) May 31, 2014
With McKay out, it left only 3 other rumored names in the mix. Those being Rawson Marshall Thurber, Ruben Fleischer, and Louis D’Esposito. But now it seems Rawson Marshall Thurber has dropped out as well. he website thisisinfamous.com reported the following:
Earlier today, we scooped that Rawson Thurber had been offered the job in the hopes of settling down the movie’s rocky road to production and getting things back on pace to hit that July 2015 release date Marvel is still dead set on. Unfortunately, the ANT-MAN nightmare for Marvel continues, as sources tell us Thurber has indeed passed on the film, sending the studio right back to the drawing board to find someone actually willing to touch this movie with a 10-foot pole.
So Rawson Marshall Thurber already passed on ANT-MAN, the movie that no self-respecting director appears to want to adopt?
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) June 4, 2014
So at this point the big question is, “Will Ant-Man ever seen to catch a break?” At this point rumors and speculation have run rampant about the reasoning for the film losing its director and potential replacements. Hopefully Marvel will announce something soon, or many fear that the cast will be the next to leave the project.