There are conflicting reports this morning as the search for a director on Marvel's Ant-Man continues. This is Infamous claims We're the Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber, once a frontrunner for the job, has walked away from the project. @MrBeaks of AICN, on the other, says he was never offered the job. Either way, he's not coming aboard, and Marvel is still absent a director a week and a half after Edgar Wright bailed on the project, due in large part to a script rewrite that he didn't favor.
Marvel is anxious to keep its July start date for Ant-Man, and they don't want to lose their 2015 release. Over the weekend, Anchorman director Adam McKay was offered and passed on the project. Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less director Ruben Fleischer was also reportedly up for the job, but wouldn't commit because he has a newborn at home, and the possibility of directing Sony's Ghostbusters reboot (which has not been confirmed) waiting for him later in the year.
No other directors have been named as of yet, but its clear that Marvel is in danger of having to delay the project. Yesterday it was announced that they are already gearing up for production on another new Marvel Phase Three project. Sinister director Scott Derrickson is taking the helm on Doctor Strange with an eye to write the screenplay himself. And its rumored that Jared Leto is being eyed for the lead.
Until we hear otherwise...