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Published On: Mon, Jun 2nd, 2014

Adam McKay passes on directing ‘Ant-Man,’ Josh Brolin linked to Thanos in ‘Avengers 2’

Ant-Man_Eric_OGrady Marvel comicsMarvel news keeping coming as Ant-Man is still searching for a director and the role of Thanos, or the voicing of the character, may be set for The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The Anchorman director, Adam McKay, had been in talks with Marvel Studios over the possibility of picking up the reins the new Ant-Man film, but The Wrap now reports that said negotiations have broken down.

McKay himself took to Twitter to confirm his meeting with Marvel, only to explain that scheduling difficulties would make the project unworkable for him.

Meanwhile, the role of Thanos may have gotten a little less cloudy as Latino Review reports Josh Brolin will voice the character in Guardians of the Galaxy and then a future Avengers film.

Guardians director James Gunn had previously commented that his film is “definitely tied to Avengers 3“, with that link likely to take the form of the aforementioned villain.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, with Thomas Kretschmann, Samuel L. Jackson and James Spader.

In Ant-Man, Paul Rudd stars with Michael Douglas, Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerald and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man will arrive in theaters July 31, 2015.

Check out the top news on Ant-Man here on The Global Dispatch – click HERE

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to release in theaters on May 1, 2015.

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