A list of possible replacement directors for 'Ant-Man' could be a turning point for Marvel

May 31, 2014 1:06 AM

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A list of possible replacement directors for 'Ant-Man' could be a turning point for Marvel

I like Adam McKay quite a bit. I enjoy the way that big weird thing he calls a brain works, and I like the way he is unafraid to smuggle really serious ideas into the silliest possible movies. While he definitely snuck in a bit of buddy cop action while making "The Other Guys" and his new film "Get Hard" also plays with that, I'm not sure action is what I'd think of when I think of him. Ruben Fleischer's "Zombieland" was huge fun, but he botched "Gangster Squad" pretty much across the board. I am even more confused by the idea of Rawson Thurber being on the list. I know "We're The Millers" made a startling amount of money considering it's terrible, but does that really mean he's the guy you offer a Marvel movie to?

The one thing that I can say for sure about the current state of "Ant-Man" is that no one's got the full story yet. I know everyone has jumped to line up behind the Latino Review version of events as the absolute truth, and I think much of their story is accurate, but I also think there's more going...

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