Yes Man director Peyton Reed has officially signed on to direct Marvel's Ant-Man, and even though Adam McKay turned down the offer to direct, he's still coming on board to help develop the script.
So we've gone from an amazing director like Edgar Wright to a very mediocre director like Reed, who has made other films such as Bring It On, Down With Love, and The Break-Up. My initial reaction to this news was, "What the hell?! Are you kidding me?!" This is definitely a big step down, and he really has no business directing a movie like Ant-Man. I'm sure fans aren't going to be very happy with the choice.
After thinking about it a little bit though, you've got to understand... no matter who directs the film, Marvel is going to get to make the film THEY want. The studio so badly wanted their vision realized that they sacrificed Wright to get it, which means they know where they want to take the story and character in the Marvel cinematic universe. They now have a director on board who will basically do whatever Marvel tells him to do. He is literally a "Yes Man."
So, if you want to look on the bright side of things, take comfort in knowing that Marvel is the brains behind this film and trust that they'll give you the movie you want to see. If you don't trust Marvel, then I don't know what to tell you. Hopefully they surprise us all.
Here's a synopsis that the studio released:
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.