Adam McKay Teases That He May Direct a Movie for Marvel Studios
Comedy director Adam McKay has already gotten his foot in the door at Marvel Studios by doing a rewrite at the last minute on their Phase Three film Ant-Man (though he couldn't direct like they wanted him too). The move was surprising since McKay is better known for films like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Step Brothers (which will get a sequel at some point), but it sounds like Marvel enjoyed what he did on the page, and they're still interested in getting him behind the camera too. Speaking with Crave Online, McKay mentioned working on Ant-Man, and teased there might be something in the works.
Here's what McKay said about continuing work at Marvel:
"I’m starting to get into the early stages with Marvel. I just did a big rewrite on 'Ant-Man' with Paul Rudd and had such a great time working with them that we’re kicking around ideas. But yeah, maybe I would take on one of the characters so we haven’t locked in anything, but discussions are definitely going on."
That likely means he's had meetings with Marvel, trying to figure out what kind of film he would like to make for them, and whether or not they have any upcoming properties that he might excel at directing in the future. McKay has yet to direct and big action (though he showed some skill with The Other Guys), but his straight-up comedies aren't small budget films either. We just wonder how a director like McKay, who shoots dozens of different takes (at least for comedies) can fare with a tight ship like Marvel Studios. Either way, we're interested to see what McKay ends up doing for them. Thoughts?