Confirmed: Ant-Man has found a new director (for real, this time)

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Jun 9, 2014

Ant-Man no longer needs a new director. After an exhaustive search that included multiple candidates, Marvel's found a successor to Edgar Wright. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peyton Reed will pick up where the departed director left off. His film credits include Bring It On, The Break-Up and Yes Man.

Wright exited Ant-Man back in May, leaving fans and the film in limbo. Marvel initially struggled to find a replacement, casting a wide net for new talent. Some of the contenders included Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer, Rawson Marshall Thurber, David Wain and eventually Reed.

McKay was the frontrunner for the job, but quickly dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Although he couldn't commit to directing, however, McKay will work on Ant-Man's revised script.

After announcing the news, Marvel also revealed the film's first plot synopsis.

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in trength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), 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 opens in theaters July 17, 2015, and stars Rudd, Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena and Patrick Wilson.

What do you think of Ant-Man's new director?

(via THR and CBM)

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