We have seen many changes and rumors come down the line since Edgar Wright stepped down as the director of Marvel’s Ant-Man. The latest rumor (courtesy of latino-review.com) to surface about the anticipated comic book adaptation is that “Black List” scribes Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer are hired to rewrite the screenplay last worked on by Adam McKay. This makes me a bit worried to be perfectly honest. Previous rumors suggest that the studio had some notes for Wright and his co-writer Joe Cornish who turned in two drafts attempting to satisfy the studio without compromising their vision. Marvel apparently gave the script to two less experienced writers that were turned down by Wright leading to his decision to leave the project.
Without jumping to any conclusions here, Latino Review also notes that “Ferrari and Barrer were hired as production writers meaning they will stick around the Atlanta set for the next few months doing production revisions. Hiring new writers during a movie’s production is quite a common practice in Hollywood.” That being said, if any of the rumors are something to go by, “Ant-Man” is really struggling to find a way forward in terms of a storyline. Comic book geeks have been waiting in anticipation for the storyline to be revealed ever since the announcement that Paul Rudd will take on the role as Scott Lang, and Michael Douglas will take on the role as Hang Pym, the inventor of Ant-Man’s shrinking particles and equipment. The only logical take on all this to understand why we will have two protagonists in the superhero flick is to assume that Rudd’s Scott Lang will take on the role as “Ant-Man”.
Additional casting rumors suggest that Michael Pena has entered early negotiations for an undisclosed role, and former “Lost” star Evangeline Lilly is in talks to take on a role as a female lead with some insiders suggesting that “she would play the daughter of Pym (Douglas) and Lang’s love interest.” Carey Stoll and Patrick Wilson are expected to take on the villainous roles.
“Ant-Man” is set to be released on July 17, 2015.
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