ANT-MAN: Director Peyton Reed, Writer Adam McKay Hired; First Synopsis Reveals a Con-Man, His Mentor and a Heist

Finally! Marvel Studios has found a director for Ant-Man!

Marvel officially announced they hired Yes Man and The Break-Up director Peyton Reed to helm Ant-Man. The studio also announced they have hired on Anchorman writer Adam McKay to work on the script. McKay was previously reported to be in the running as the director but his schedule was full. Apparently he still had some free time to help on the script.

Marvel also revealed the first official synopsis for Ant-Man:

"Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (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."

The new synopsis sheds light on Paul Rudd's Scott Lang character, who in the comics is a thief, as a con-man and Michael Douglas' Hank Pym is Lang's mentor and they go on a heist.

Ant-Man is appears to be on schedule without any delays and is set to begin filming at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta at the end of July. Ant-Man releases on July 17, 2015.

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