There has been talk of Marvel wanting to bring in Adam McKay to direct one of their upcoming films ever since he stepped in to work on the script for Ant-Man with Paul Rudd last year. At the time, Marvel had originally approached him to direct Ant-Man, but he’d turned it down. Since then, McKay has stated that he’d been talking to Marvel about other projects, but that seemed to be as much as we’d heard regarding his future involvement with the company. Until last month, that is, when it was looking like [McKay would potentially direct Marvel’s Inhumans]((https://mcuexchange.com/marvel-may-have-linedup-inhumans-director/) movie, which isn’t set to hit theaters until July 12, 2019.
It was a rumor that made sense. Sure, there are plenty of Phase Three films without a director officially announced – Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and Inhumans – but Inhumans seems like the only logical choice here for McKay.
If rumors are to be believed, Angelina Jolie is in the running to direct Captain Marvel. And it’s pretty much a definite that Drew Goddard is writing and directing the new Spider-Man movie, although Marvel hasn’t confirmed anything as of yet. That would leave only Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, and Inhumans… and out of the three? Inhumans seems like the only logical choice.
While speaking with Collider during press for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Kevin Feige talked about Adam McKay and stated that he’s “in the running for everything”.
Feige goes on to say that, “He did an amazing pass on the Ant-Man draft with Paul Rudd for us, and I didn’t know him before then. And we got to know him through that and liked him very much, and have met with him a number of times trying to find something else, so we’ve talked about a lot of characters with him.”
Kevin Feige also addressed the rumored log-line for Inhumans, which is: “About a group of people that are given powers only to discover they might be part of an alien race.”
“Well I’d say that’s relatively fair, but that’s not official. I’ve never seen that as an official logline.”
We’re still a ways out from Inhumans hitting the big screen, but I wouldn’t be surprised if McKay is eventually announced as the director.
Until then, don’t forget that Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1st!