Adam McKay

‘The Big Short’ director and ‘Ant-Man’ writer Adam McKay has divulged that he is among the directors that Marvel Studios has turned to in order to take over ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3’.  He also mentioned that at one point he had spoken to Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige about another project, ‘Inhumans’, which was ultimately scrapped as a film and instead converted into a TV miniseries but Marvel Television, which is unaffiliated with the film studio.

“We’ve talked a little bit. Yeah. We were kicking around the idea of the ‘Inhumans’ at one point. We’re always kind of talking. I think Feige is just the greatest and what they’re doing is amazing.”

McKay didn’t specify whether he was still in consideration for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3’.  Marvel Studios and its parent company Disney cut ties with prior ‘Guardians’ director, James Gunn in July after controversial old tweets of his resurfaced and were deemed as not in keeping with Disney’s squeaky clean image.  Since then, Disney has been unable to find a replacement.

McKay won an Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay for ‘The Big Short’ and his latest film, ‘Vice’ is topping many lists for the Best Movie of the Year and is also generating awards buzz.  Prior to his acclaimed dramas, McKay was a director for ‘Saturday Night Live’ and numerous Will Ferrell comedies including ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’, ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’, and ‘Step Brothers’.  Considering his experience with both comedy and drama, McKay could make a good fit for a Marvel movie, if that’s what he wants.

The last update as far as ‘Guardians 3’ is that Disney planned to keep Gunn’s draft of the script, but after not being able to find a replacement director, the project is believed to have been put on the back burner.

Are you ready to see ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3’?  Who should direct?

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