McKay decides against directing the upcoming Ant-Man film. The director was one of several replacements considered after former director Edgar Wright exited the project. Directors Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re the Millers) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) are still in the running. McKay has tweeted on his decision:
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, 2014