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Sorry, Adam McKay Doesn't Want To Direct 'Ant-Man' Either

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Paul Rudd, left, and Amy Poehler, cast members in "They Came Together," interact at the premiere of the film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) | Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Just one day after being put on the short list for Edgar Wright replacements, "Anchorman" director Adam McKay has pulled out of "Ant-Man." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the decision was his alone.

McKay was considered after Marvel and Wright "parted ways on Ant-Man due to differences in their visions of the film" (according to Marvel). As Variety noted, McKay may have been considered on account of his history with Paul Rudd, who will play the titular Ant-Man.

According to THR's original report, other names on the short list include Rawson Marshall Thurber ("We're the Millers") and Ruben Fleischer ("Zombieland").

If it can find itself a director, the film will premiere on July 17, 2015. Otherwise, Paul Rudd is off getting strangely buff for no reason.

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