Marvel Hires Two More Writers To Rewrite Ant-Man


When Peyton Reed and Adam McKay jumped on board Marvel’s Ant-Man, it seemed like the long stretch of bad press and production woes were finally behind us. Reed would direct, and McKay would rework the script to include the studio-mandated changes that made Edgar Wright leave in the first place. However, it seems like the film will undergo even more creative shuffling now, as Latino Review reports that two more writers have been brought on to re-revise the script.

Newcomers Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer have been hired on as production writers, meaning they’ll be present when filming gets underway in Atlanta, Georgia next month. They will be working on the script and doing production revisions as filming takes place. This may sound scary, but apparently it’s a fairly common practice in Hollywood.

Ferrari and Barrer don’t have many credits under their belts, though they did pen a 2010 Black List script called Die in a Gunfight and wrote a draft for Sony’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch that impressed Marvel enough to bring them into the fold on Ant-Man.

Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as the titular con-man turned superhero, Scott Lang, who must team up with his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to pull of a world-saving heist. We don’t know many more details about the film, but recently heard that it could utilize multiple villains. Apart from Rudd and Douglas, the film sports a great cast that includes Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Patrick Wilson, Michael Peña, Matt Gerald, and David Dastmalchian. Despite its various production problems, Marvel seems dead set on releasing the film in a little over a year, on July 17th, 2015.

“Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.”