(CBR) Adam McKay recently revealed in an interview with Crave Online that his involvement with Marvel Studios might entail more than just doing an “Ant-Man” rewrite. The “Anchorman” writer/director/producer teamed up with “Ant-Man” star Paul Rudd to cook up a new draft of the 2015 super hero movie; McKay even flirted with sitting in the director”s chair before Peyton Reed filled the void left by departing helmer Edgar Wright.
But could the man behind such oddball comedy movies like “Talladega Nights” and “Step Brothers” really direct a hard-hitting action movie for Marvel? The pairing may seem a bit odd at first, until you remember that “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” was directed by Joe and Anthony Russo – two guys previously best known for directing dozens of episodes of “Arrested Development” and “Community.” The timing and precision needed to make jokes land on film apparently helps jokes land too; McKay doesn”t seem like such a weird choice for a Phase Three film now, does he?
If McKay signs up for more Marvel action, here are the movies we want to see him make: