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James Gunn Will NOT Direct "Ant-Man"

By Garth Franklin Thursday May 29th 2014 12:15PM

The first rumored replacement name for director Edgar Wright on Marvel's "Ant-Man" project seemingly emerged early this morning.

ComicBookMovie reported that the studio is in a panic to find a quick replacement and so have turned inwards - hoping to score "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn to take on the gig once he wraps his 'Guardians' promotional commitments.

Gunn has proven that he can both stay in line with the studio's vision, but also be unique enough to handle potentially out there and slightly comedic material. Gunn is also already familiar with the project and could adapt to it quickly.

A few hours later though the site pulled the report without any word as to why. Gunn himself has since effectively tweeted a denial saying "Waking up to a bee swarm of complete bulls--t rumors on all sides. Happy Thursday."

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