Marvel Studios promised us with the departure of Edgar Wright that they would have a director for the part very soon. However, I don't think any of us realized just how quickly they'd begin looking into directors!
El Mayimbe reported last night that Louis D'Esposito is the current frontrunner for the job. Louis has worked as director for Agent Carter's One-Shot which was so good, it was turned into a TV show, as well as the One-Shot Item 47.
He was also originally set to be Ant-Man's executive producer before the Edgar Wright disaster, as he has been an executive producer for nearly every Marvel Studios film, with the exception of the Incredible Hulk which is often regarded as Marvel Studios only failure movie, which still made more profits than the average movie. (Don't believe me? Check his IMDb). What he has directed has been amazing, so it would make plenty of sense for him to step into such huge shoes in such a big role for such a big movie.
However, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit, three other directors are likely atop the list to pick for the upcoming superhero and future Avenger:
Sources say Rawson Thurber, Adam McKay and Ruben Fleischer are among a group of directors that are meeting with the studio to replace Edgar Wright.
Lets take a quick look at these directors for a moment:
Rawson Thurber: DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, We're the Millers and Easy A
Adam McKay: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers
Ruben Fleischer: Zombieland, 30 Minutes or Less and Gangster Squad
Personally, I think this list has to be completely forged. These directors all seem to be best known for comedies, which is anything but what [Ant-Man](movie:9048) is trying to go for. In fact, Ant-Man is trying to turn ond of the most laughable superheroes in comics into a character that is actually pretty amazing, complex and intricate.
Also, these three directors come from THR's Borys Kit, who last week sparked news on Namor's film rights reverting back to Marvel which turned out wasn't true at all, and originated from his own personal confusion about where the film rights belonged. My bet is currently with Louis D'Esposito.
See Also - Ant-Man, Phase 3 and the CRISIS at Marvel!
But, what do you think Moviepilot?
(Source: Latino Review)