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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due - The Ant-Man Screenplay It was a big story when Edgar Wright left Ant-Man. Everyone assumed it would doom the movie. But Marvel shifted gears, brought in Peyton Reed and Adam McKay to work with Paul Rudd and the cast on the film. Now we’re seeing a very promising looking trailer and are under three months away from the films release. But there was one thing left to figure out… just how the film would be credited. Wright and Joe Cornish wrote the original script that was later re-written by McKay and Rudd.

Joss Whedon talks Edgar Wright's Ant-Man, serialized storytelling & more After checking out the latest ANT-MAN trailer, I was all set to embrace the Peyton Reed film (co-written by star Paul Rudd and Adam McKay), but now here comes Joss Whedon, calling the Edgar Wright penned script "the best script that Marvel had ever had." The AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON director shared a few other interesting things while speaking with Buzzfeed, including his issue with serialized... Read More...

Adam McKay Looking to Direct Marvel Movie Back in the hectic days of summer, Adam McKay was named as one of many possibilities to replace director Edgar Wright on Ant-Man. Ultimately, McKay didn’t wind up taking that gig — Peyton Reed did – but he did stick around to help with rewrites. And now it seems McKay is angling for the chance to direct a Marvel movie of his own. In a new interview, McKay hinted he may have a new job with Marvel in the works. Though this being Marvel, he was naturally pretty light on specifics.

Adam McKay talks rewriting Ant-Man script with Paul Rudd Adam McKay was hired to rewrite the script for ANT-MAN right around the same time director Peyton Reed joined the project, and in an interview with Collider, McKay talked a little about the changes he made to Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish's original script for the Marvel movie. First, Adam McKay says star Paul Rudd contacted him after Edgar Wright exited ANT-MAN, and explains why he decided not to direct... Read More...


Adam McKay on 'Ant-Man' Rewrites: I Added Action, Worked on Dialogue With Paul Rudd – McKay says they tried to make the film "a little bigger, a little more aggressive, make it funnier in places" 6 years 1 week ago via donnieyen

Paul Rudd Helped Adam McKay Rewrite ‘Ant-Man’ When Edgar Wright left Marvel’s Ant-Man, the amount of speculation and discussion was crazy. Eventually, Peyton Reed was hired as the director after a rewrite by none other than Adam McKay. McKay, a big comic book fan, is best known for crazy comedies like Anchorman and Step Brothers, so him coming on to the film was a pretty big leap. How did that happen? Well, now we have a few more details. Once Wright left, the film’s star – Paul Rudd – called McKay and asked him to do a rewrite. He agreed and Rudd himself helped him with the writing.


Ant-Man recruits two new writers Marvel has recruited a pair of new writers to lend a hand on the Ant-Man script, with Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer set to join the project. The script has been few a fair few drafts by this stage, with Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish writing the original, before Eric Pearson was brought on to perform the rewrites before Wright walked away from the project. Following that, Adam McKay was approached to rewrite the script for new director, Peyton Reed, and now Ferrari and Barrer have been approached to make some tweaks to that latest draft.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg Reuniting for 'Daddy's Home'

9:20 AM 6/5/2014 by Jeff Giles
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Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn nearly reunited for the new comedy Daddy's Home last year, but the project fell apart. Now, reports Deadline, it's back on again -- only this time, Ferrell's Other Guys co-star Mark Wahlberg is in talks to join the cast.

The Legend Continues in First 'Anchorman 2' Trailer

8:40 AM 6/19/2013 by Jeff Giles
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It's taken nearly a decade to get here, but on December 20, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy will finally get a sequel -- and although that still seems like a painfully long wait for dedicated Will Ferrell fans to endure, Paramount has thrown that long-suffering lot a bone with this first full-length trailer from Anchorman 2:

James Marsden Joins 'Anchorman 2'

11:43 AM 2/22/2013 by Jeff Giles
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Not that it really needed any extra star power, what with the previously announced presences of Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, Christina Applegate, and David Koechner, but Anchorman: The Legend Continues is still expanding its cast, and James Marsden is the latest to join.
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