The rumors are true, Marvel Studios has hired director Peyton Reed to direct Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, due for the July 17, 2015 release. After Edgar Wright left the project in May, Marvel focused on directors with a comedy background. The announcement came from Marvel Studios earlier today on Marvel.com.
Adam McKay has also been added to the project to help with rewrites. Edgar Wright left the project due to suggested re-writes from Marvel Studios.