Rawson Marshall Thurber becomes latest director to reject Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

'We Are The Millers' director will reportedly not step in for Edgar Wright

We Are The Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber has become the latest big name to distance himself from Marvel’s Ant-Man.

Marshall Thurber, who also directed Dodgeball, reportedly held discussions about stepping in to the space left by Edgar Wright’s recent departure and was offered the position only to decline it, reports This Is Infamous (via Den Of Geek).

This makes Marshall Thurber the second director this week to say no to Marvel following Anchorman director Adam McKay also reportedly declining an offer, this time scheduling clashes were blamed. Ant-Man is due in cinemas in summer 2015 and any director stepping into the breach now will face a large job ahead of them.

Wright officially left the feature film of the Marvel comic book hero in May with both director and studio issuing a joint statement confirming the move. It is believed that creative differences between director and studio are behind the split.

The only other director understood to be in the frame for the job is Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland).