Marvel's search for a director to replace Edgar Wright on Ant-Man looks set to continue, with Adam McKay having passed on the project.
The Anchorman director had been in talks with the studio over the possibility of picking up the reins, but The Wrap now reports that said negotiations have broken down.
McKay himself took to Twitter to confirm his meeting with Marvel, only to explain that scheduling difficulties would make the project unworkable for him.
And yes, met w/Marvel. Kirby & Lee r my Lennon Mccartney so it was awesome. But have other projects I'm committed to. Not sure it can work. May 31, 2014
It's back to the drawing board for the studio then, although Rawson Thurber and Ruben Fleischer are two more names thought to be on the Marvel hit-list…
Co-starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man is currently scheduled to open in the UK on 17 July 2015.