Adam McKay’s future in the Marvel universe stretches far beyond his script work alongside Peyton Reed and star Paul Rudd for Ant-Man, according to head honcho Kevin Feige. In fact, during a recent interview with Collider, the renown film producer revealed that the studio has the Anchorman director between its proverbial crosshairs to helm the upcoming Inhumans.
McKay was first linked to the nascent project some months ago, just as the narrative foundations were being laid in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but Feige noted that Inhumans is one of a number of in-development projects that the director could eventually take control of. One thing is for sure, though, McKay’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t end with Scott Lang.
“Adam McKay is in the running for everything. Adam McKay is a great, great writer and director,” said Feige. “He did an amazing pass on the Ant-Man draft with Paul Rudd for us, and I didn’t know him before then. And we got to know him through that and liked him very much, and have met with him a number of times trying to find something else, so we’ve talked about a lot of characters with him.”
Of all the Phase Three movies on Marvel’s grand cinematic blueprint, only Captain Marvel and Black Panther join Inhumans in the still-without-a-director category. Mind you, if early speculation is to be believed, Angelina Jolie has emerged as a favorite to take the reigns of Carol Danvers on screen, while all signs point to Marvel opting for a black filmmaker for Black Panther. If this pans out as expected, McKay would in all likelihood be left with Inhumans, a ensemble piece that would no doubt be befitting of the director’s M.O..
As things stand, Inhumans is slated to make its way onto the silver screen in time for July 12, 2019, and it’s readily expected that we’ll learn more of the film’s key members on both side of the camera in the coming months and years.