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Ant-Man (July 17)

6. Ant-Man (July 17)

Dir. Peyton Reed

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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.


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