Dir. Peyton Reed
President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige confirmed during his “Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3” unveiling that Ant-Man would conclude Phase 2 instead of The Avengers: Age of Ultron in May. After casting Paul Rudd (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, They Came Together) in the lead role of thief Scott Lang/ Ant-Man and Oscar winner Michael Douglas as his mentor, Hank Pym, writer/ director Edgar Wright (The World’s End, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) left the project after creative concerns about M.C.U. connections couldn’t get resolved. Adam McKay (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Other Guys) jumped in to rewrite the script as Peyton Reed (Yes Man, Bring It On) stepped up to direct. Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, “Lost”), Michael Peña (Fury, American Hustle), and Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” This is Where I Leave You) costar as another Earth-bound hero joins the expanding M.C.U. roster.