Adam McKay Will Direct Marvel's Ant-Man

May 31, 2014 3:16 PM

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Adam McKay, director of such fine films as Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys has just landed the biggest project of his career. Quicker than Rob Burgundy can change into an off the rack three piece suit, the comedic genius has been tapped to lead Marvel's Ant Man, only a week after previous director Edgar Wright left, due to massive creative differences. After a short burst of speculation that placed his name on the short list with Ruben Fleischer and Rawson Thurber, we can now say confidently that McKay is the one that the studio has decided to put their trust in.

Variety confirmed today that Adam McKay is in "advanced talks" for the job, despite The Wrap's going public yesterday with an exclusive saying that Rawson Thurber was the front runner for the job. While Marvel has sworn up and down that the split was amicable, subtle hints from Edgar Wright and even...

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