Anchorman Director Adam McKay Confirms Discussions With Marvel, Explains Departure
While the rumors are true that Anchorman director Adam McKay was in talks to join Ant-Man following the departure of director Edgar Wright, there's no particularly exciting story as to why he pulled out of the negotiations, according to McKay's Twitter account: he's simply too busy to take on a project with such a short turnaround time. Comparing X-Men and Fantastic Four creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby to the Beatles, McKay didn't entirely count himself out of Ant-Man, although between the tweet and earlier reports he'd withdrawn it seems unlikely anything will come of it. You can check it out below.
And yes, met w/Marvel. Kirby & Lee r my Lennon Mccartney so it was awesome. But have other projects I'm committed to. Not sure it can work. — Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) May 31, 20140comments