If there’s one superpower Kevin Feige has, it’s picking the most unlikely visionaries to help mold his cinematic universe. His offbeat hires like the Russo Brothers, James Gunn, and Taika Waititi, directors whose previous works barely resembled a tapestry as epic as the Marvel Universe, have earned tremendous success thanks to their unique vision. One name that keeps getting affiliated with the MCU is Adam Mckay, most known for his work with future Criterion classics Anchorman and Step Brothers. McKay’s relationship with Feige and the MCU began when he was hired to rewrite (and asked to direct which he declined) Ant-Man when the whole Edgar Wright fiasco went down. Speaking to the Happy Sad Confused podcast, McKay revealed that he was again approached by Marvel to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Inhumans:
We’ve talked a little bit. Yeah. We were kicking around the idea of the Inhumans at one point. We’re always kind of talking. I think Feige is just the greatest and what they’re doing is amazing.
Nevermind an Inhumans film mandated by Ike Perlmutter. For me, McKay would have been a super exciting pick for Vol. 3. From his irreverent collaborations with Will Ferrell to his satirical, auteurist, Oscar-nominated feature The Big Short, McKay is just the kind of talent Feige has been cultivating to deepen his cinematic universe. In another world, we would have gotten his version of zany Ant-Man. Here’s to hoping they find a full-fledged project to work on.
Source: Happy Sad Confused Podcast