Filmmaker Adam Mckay has dropped out of negotiations to replace Edgar Wright as the director of Ant-Man.
Wright quit the Marvel movie in May (14) after a falling out with studio executives, and they subsequently entered into talks with Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues director McKay.
However, he has since decided against taking on the project because of previous commitments.
Explaining his decision on Twitter.com, he writes, "And yes, met w/ (with) Marvel. (Creators Jack) Kirby & (Stan) Lee r (sic) my (equivalent of Beatles legends John) Lennon (and Paul) Mccartney so it was awesome. But have other projects I'm committed to. Not sure it can work."
Paul Rudd is due to play the superhero in the film.