The metaphorical shit hit the equally metaphorical fan earlier this week when it was announced that Ant-Man director/all-around comic genius Edgar Wright and Marvel had parted ways over “creative differences.” It was shocking given that Wright has been attached to Ant-Man for damn near a decade, beginning with his hire to direct and co-write (along with Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish) back in 2006. What happened? Who knows, but speculation about who might take over directing Ant-Man has revealed a possible new twist in the saga of the forever-in-development Ghostbusters 3, a movie that is so far into undeath at this point that I keep waiting for the ghost of Harold Ramis to toss down a trap and put it out of its misery.
So, who’s the latest contestant in the long-running reality series known as “Who’s Directing Ghostbusters 3 This Week?” None other than Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer. That according to The Wrap, which mentions he’s being considered for Ghosbusters 3 in a story about how he’s also being considered (but not the front-runner) to replace Wright on Ant-Man. They also add that, even if he gets the Ghostbusters 3 job, it “isn’t heading into production nearly as soon.” Quelle surprise!