It has been announced that Peyton Reed will be directing the upcoming Marvel Phase Three title [Ant-Man](movie:9048). Synospis of Ant-Man is as followed:
"Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, 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."
I've noticed a lot of people in fact do not know who Peyton Reed is though, or do not know how to feel about him since they don't have anything to reference or gauge his ability outside of "Bring It On" and "Yes Man." So I took the liberty to do all of that for you. Followed is a list of media pieces Peyton Reed is credited for (Source: Wikipedia and IMBD). How you judge the list, and how you judge him bringing his history and skill to Ant-Man, is all on you:
The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy (Documentaries / Short films) 1990
Back to The Future (Television) Credited for 13 episodes 1991
Back to the Future: The Ride (Documentaries / Short films) Credited as Screenwriter 1991
Through The Eyes Of Forrest Gump (Documentaries / Short films) Credited in "Making Of" 1994
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (Television/Movie) 1995
The Love Bug (Television/Movie) 1997
The Weird Al Show (Television) 1997
Mr. Show with Bob and David (Television) Credited for 5 episodes of Season 4 1998
Upright Citizens Brigade (Television) Credited for 12 episodes 1999-2000
Bring It On (Film) 2000
Down with Love (Film) 2003
"Pretty Khaki" (Commercial) For GAP 2/28/2005
The Break Up (Film) 2006
Cashmere Mafia (Television) Credited for Pilot Episode 2008
Yes Man (Film) 2008
The Goodwin Games (Television) Credited for 3 episodes 2013
He has also acted in small roles in some films including his own and has written a few original songs for his soundtracks. He has also produced a few music videos. He is currently slated to direct the upcoming Brian Epstein biopic, titles The Fifth Beatle.
So here you guys go. Rather than do the research yourself, simply read this article and make it easier on yourself!
So what do you think? Enjoy any of his films/television shows? Any that did not grab your attention? Do you think Peyton Reed has what it takes to direct? Bad move on Marvel? Comment below what you think and add to the discussion!