Of all of Marvel Studios' movies, Ant-Man has had the toughest ride to the screen. The film is still a year away from hitting our screens, and already it's been thrown around, kicked, beaten and generally berated from pretty much every direction. Years of widespread suspicion as to whether it would even work on screen rapidly turned into fan derision earlier this year when the project's long-time director Edgar Wright left under a cloud. This was followed by weeks of Marvel failing to find a replacement - despite seemingly calling, and being rejected by, every comedy director in Hollywood.
Now, though, the film has a director in Peyton Reed, and looks set to meet its scheduled release date next July.
What else can possibly go wrong?
How does an endless stream of rewrites - accompanied by presumed studio interference - sound?
Adam McKay has already taken a pass at the script, which makes sense - if you're bringing in a new director, then changes are inevitably going to need to be made.
Now, though, two more screenwriters have reportedly been hired to work on the movie: Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer.
The duo, who apparently impressed studio execs with their draft for a Sabrina the Teenage Witch movie, will function as production writers on Ant-Man.
Which means they'll be on set revising the script as the production shoots.
Which is common, by all accounts - but not at all reassuring. If the script isn't already good to go, maybe that July 2015 release window isn't such a good idea after all...
[Ant-Man](movie:9048) is currently set for release July 17, 2015. Whether that's a good idea or not...
What do you guys think? Is a July 2015 release for Ant-Man still a good idea?