The final announcement comes from Marvel shortly after the movie’s original director, Edgar Wright, left the project. McKay’s name then came up as a possible new director for the project before this official announcement.
In addition to feature films like “Bring It On” and “Yes Man,” Reed has a long career in television directing. He most recently helmed episodes of “New Girl” and “The Goodwin Games.”
This unlikely superhero story focuses on Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), a scientist who invents a way to shrink in size while simultaneously increase his strength. With the help of reformed thief and new hero Scott Lang (Rudd), Ant-Man must pull off a heist in order to save the world.
“Ant-Man” is scheduled for a release date of July 17, 2015.