Marvel Comics has made a bit of an empire of late when it comes to producing massive money making films, no matter which side of the ownership they reside, from The Avengers and all of their individual movies to the continued success of the Spider-Man and X-Men franchises, it would seem that signing on to make of these would be signing on to make a mint. (huffingtonpost) It would seem as if having a Marvel movie land in your lap is a guaranteed payday, accepting the deal is typically a no-brainer, I know if I got an offer just to add two lines to a script with a small payday based off of my contribution I would jump at the opportunity. (comicbookmovie) During all of the runs at theaters for characters we’ve at least learned there are some characters that fans just can’t seem to support on a large scale, while the may be popular with the fanbase they’re just not over enough to generate a lot of money in theaters, just as Ben Affleck about that one. (rottentomatoes) With all of the recent success it would seem that helming one of these films would be a heavily desired position in Hollywood, but one movie is finding it incredibly difficult to land a director, putting it in limbo at the moment. (usatoday)
I’m not sure how popular the Ant-Man character is with the Marvel Universe, personally I’ve never been too big on the character as I’ve never been able to make sense of his abilities, in all honesty I would place him just a hair behind the likes of Aquaman in regard to characters who really aren’t that useful outside of very rare settings. (yahoo) There have been some fans out there looking forward to the Ant-Man film that’s been in the works, as difficult as it may seem to understand, in recent weeks there’s been a problem with original director Edgar Wright walking off of the project due to rewrites of the film that he had no control over. (hypeable) After Wright exited the project a possible replacement was named almost immediately with Adam McKay bring rumored to take over the project, a move which made me question how much this film would lean on the comedic side. (superheroemoviesnews) That didn’t last long though, with McKay confirming on Twitter today that he’s got other films to work on currently so he won’t be able to take over for the departed Wright on Ant-Man, leaving Paul Rudd in a weight room somewhere wondering why he’s hitting the weights. (variety) While I haven’t been planning to see Ant-Man, announcing a teaming of McKay and Rudd had piqued my curiosity enough to consider it, but now that McKay is out I’m back to lukewarm at best now, the movie will have to be a work of art in order to drag me back in now. Let’s see if Marvel finds a way to pull this one out of the weeds, or if Ant-Man becomes the next massive dud in the Marvel Universe.