ANT-MAN Names Peyton Reed as Replacement Director

Okay, everyone can relax now...Ant-Man has a new director.

After going through several comedy directors as potential replacements for former director Edgar Wright, Marvel Studios has officially announced Peyton Reed as helming the first film for phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Reed is perhaps best known as the director of 2000's Bring It On and 2008's Yes Man starring Jim Carrey.  He's also directed several projects for television, including the Back to the Future animated series, The Weird Al Show, Mr. Show and Upright Citizens Brigade.

With a screenplay by Wright, Joe Cornish and Adam McKay (once considered as Wright's replacement), Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, and Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena, Patrick Wilson and Matt Gerald in currently unrevealed roles.  In addition, Steven Price will score the film.

Marvel also provided a plot synopsis for the film:

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (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.

Ant-Man is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 17, 2015.

Posted on June 7, 2014 .