More Ant-Man drama: Marvel loses its top choice for new director

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Jun 2, 2014, 10:11 AM EDT

Important news broke over the weekend. And by important, we're referring to Ant-Man's cinematic future. The upcoming Marvel adaptation is still in search of a new director. After Edgar Wright's departure, three candidates came to light: Rawson Marshall Thurber, Adam McKay and Ruben Fleischer. Now it looks like one of those men is no longer in the running.

Shortly after the story was published, Adam McKay revealed (via Twitter) that he had met with Marvel, but he's not sure he's the man for the job. On May 31, McKay confirmed that he was in the running to direct Ant-Man, but his schedule might not permit it.

Don't worry, Rawson Marshall Thurber (We're the Millers) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) are still possibilities. After Wright and Marvel parted ways, the studio released a statement saying, “The decision to move on is amicable. A new director will be announced shortly.” That's a promise we fully expect them to keep.

Ant-Man's scheduled to hit theaters July 17, 2015.

Who do you think should direct Ant-Man?

(via Variety)