We may not even have seen the theatrical release of Avengers: Age of Ultron yet, let alone this summer's other forthcoming Marvel movie, Ant-Man, yet from the sounds of it, one of the latter's writers may already have a big future with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
From the sounds of Collider's latest interview with Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige, the writer/director Adam McKay made a pretty big impression with his work on the Ant-Man script - and could well be heading to the MCU as a director:
“Adam McKay is in the running for everything. Adam McKay is a great, great writer and director. He did an amazing pass on the Ant-Man draft with Paul Rudd for us, and I didn’t know him before then. And we got to know him through that and liked him very much, and have met with him a number of times trying to find something else, so we’ve talked about a lot of characters with him.”
Which... sure makes it sound as though we could see McKay helming a Marvel movie in the very near future.
The big question then?
Which MCU Movie Would He Direct?
Well, the big three still lacking a director - at least as far as Phase 3 is concerned - are Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and Inhumans. However, with Captain Marvel widely expected to have a female director, and Black Panther likely to have a much more serious tone than McKay is best known for, it arguably seems as though Inhumans would be the only obvious choice.
Of course, McKay could be being lined up for something a little further afield in Phase 4, but as it just so happens, Kevin Feige may recently have confirmed that Inhumans could well be right up McKay's alley...
Could Inhumans Be Better Suited For McKay Than We Think?
Asked by Collider whether the rumored logline for Inhumans - which reportedly reveals it's about "a group of people that are given powers only to discover they might be part of an alien race" - is accurate, Feige revealed that:
"Well I’d say that’s relatively fair, but that’s not official. I’ve never seen that as an official logline."
Which, it seems, suggests that we'll see an Inhumans movie less focused on the more-sober (classic comic-book) Inhuman royal family (above), and more on the recently appeared 'new' Inhumans, as featured in both the comics and in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
And, if that's the case, and we're set to see a movie about a bunch of young people discovering they have super-powers, it could well be a perfect fit for McKay...
What do you reckon, though?