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Nick Stoller & Michael Dowse Latest Names Added To ‘Ant-Man’ Directorial Rumor Mill

Nick Stoller & Michael Dowse Latest Names Added To 'Ant-Man' Directorial Rumor Mill

With Edgar Wright out, Adam McKay and Rawson Thurber both passing, and Ruben Fleischer potentially doing “Ghostbusters 3,” Marvel‘s race to find a director for “Ant-Man” continues. And this afternoon comes a couple more names you can toss into a hat.

Deadline says that Nicholas Stoller and Michael Dowse are “making the rounds” as contenders for the gig. Both are certainly gifted comedy directors, with the former helming “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Get Him To The Greek,” “The Five-Year Engagement” and the recent “Neighbors,” while the latter has tackled “Goon,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Fubar” and the upcoming “The F Word.” What neither have is tentpole experience when it comes to staging action, but then again, Marvel has that kind of support likely in place. 

At any rate, these are just a couple of names to argue about online, and you can do that below. Thoughts? Is “Ant-Man” really going to make its July 17, 2015 release date?

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Love Dowse, Goon and the Fubar films. But no way.
It also feels like directors are passing only due to an honour to Edgar. Like maybe they hope no one will take so Marvel caves in and does Wright's script.


You forgot to include Dowse's "It's All Gone Pete Tong". Excellent film. I would actually love to have him direct Ant-Man. Paul Kaye should get a role in it as well.


Geez, at this rate they're going to find themselves talking to Uwe Boll and realizing how big a mistake they made screwing with Edgar Wright's vision in the first place.


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