There are still several Phase Three projects that still do not have a director attached, including Thor: Ragnarok (November 3, 2017), Black Panther (July 6, 2018), Captain Marvel (November 2, 2018) and Inhumans (July 12, 2019). It's also possible he could take the helm on Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man reboot as well, but it seems likely that the filmmaker will certainly be working with Marvel again in the future.
Would you like to see Adam McKay direct Inhumans or another future Marvel movie? Which superhero movie do you think he would best be suited to take on? Let us know what you think below, and stay tuned for more on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Read More
A new report claims that Marvel and Disney are trying to lock-in Ant-Man co-writer Adam McKay to direct one of their upcoming Phase Three Movies. Latino Review has the scoop. Though, they aren't quite sure which movie he is best suited for. Could it be Inhumans or Captain Marvel? And is Black Panther completely off the table?
As you may know, Marvel furiously tried to get Adam McKay, best known for his Will Ferrell collaborations such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Other Guys and Anchorman, to direct Ant-Man when original director Edgar Wright walked away due to creative differences. While Peyton Reed took the job, Adam McKay did step in for a complete rewrite of the screenplay, which he did alongside star and frequent collaborator Paul Rudd. It seems that Marvel is quite pleased with the work Adam McKay brought to the table in helping the film move forward on its strict timetable. Now they want him behind the camera.Read More
Will Adam McKay direct a movie for Marvel Studios? That's what the man behind such classics as Step Brothers and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is telling everyone he wants to do next.
When director Edgar Wright walked away from Marvel's next big standalone franchise Ant-Man, the studio raced to secure a team that would be able to complete the movie on time for it's locked in release date of July 2015. One of the new crew members it picked up was Anchorman director Adam McKay, who decided not to helm the adventure, but did join the team as a writer, working alongside Paul Rudd to revise the script. Now, he has decided that he may want to actually direct one of their upcoming standalone features.Read More
Shortly after writer-director Edgar Wright left Marvel's Ant-Man over creative differences, one of the first filmmakers sought to replace him was Adam McKay. While he decided not to direct the project, McKay was hired to rewrite the final draft turned in by Wright and Joe Cornish, with Marvel announcing in June that Peyton Reed would take the helm. During an interview with Collider, Adam McKay has now revealed what he did in terms of the rewrite, working closely beside his former Anchorman star Paul Rudd to perfect the story. As you might well now, the actor is playing Scott Lang in this Phase Three adventure.
Of course, it isn't known exactly what this "giant action sequence" is, or how it fits into the story. It also isn't known if Paul Rudd will receive a screenplay credit for his work on the script. His only feature writing credit is on the 2008 comedy Role Models, which he shared with director David Wain, Ken Marino and Timothy Dowling.Read More
Seth Rogen and actor/writer Ben Schwartz are teaming up with director Adam McKay for an untitled comedy project.
Good Universe, Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions and Seth Rogen's Point Grey Pictures have preemptively bought a pitch from Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies), who will write the screenplay and star alongside Seth Rogen. No plot details were released at this time.Read More
Gary Sanchez Studios partners Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy are teaming up to executive produce Henchmen, based on the animated short film Henchmen: Ill Suited from Bron Studios.
The short film follows a janitor who works at a bad guy museum in Supervillain City, who somehow gets a hold of a high-powered space suit and causes all sorts of havoc and mayhem. The animated feature will include this character, but it will also focus on a "fallen henchman" named Hank, who is overseeing a "motley crew of blue-collar workers in the Union of Evil." Hank must take a risk for the first time in his life to rescue the janitor in the super suit and save the missing woman he secretly loves. Henchmen: Ill Suited will premiere at the SIGGRAPH 2014 animation convention in Vancouver later this week.Read More
Just hours ago, we reported that Adam McKay was in deep talks to take over Marvel's Ant-Man as director, after Edgar Wright walked away from the project more than a week ago. Now comes news that Adam McKay has pulled out of negotiations at the last second.
The decision is said to be his alone. While talks began in earnest on Friday, it wasn't until today that the man behind both Anchorman comedies decided it was a bad idea to get tangled up with Marvel Studios.Read More